Global OT Solution Architect (all genders)

Posted 01 Dec 2022

Darmstadt, Hessen - Germany

Req Id 256905


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Your role : An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join OT team at Global Healthcare Operations (GHO) as Global OT Solution Architect (all genders). You will be responsible to lead the strategic OT Technology and Architecture pilar for the GHO network of 20 sites. In collaboration with the Site OT Teams from GHO, representative from other Sectors, and corporate IT you will be responsible to drive standardization and blueprinting of OT systems and their integration with IT infrastructure.

You will be interacting with other core OT pillars such as OT Service and Lifecycle Management, OT Program and Portfolio Management, and OT Cybersecurity. You will be also interacting with corporate Merck IT Infrastructure and IT Application teams, as well as corporate Security teams.

The role is key to deliver scalable, secure, and efficient connectivity within OT. The connectivity will set foundation for data exchange with IT systems and act as an enabler for our Industry 4.0 ambition.

The role reports to Head of OT within the Global Engineering & Technology function.


Who you are :

  • Graduate degree in industrial automation (or equivalent)
  • Several years (ideally 10+) of experience in OT (manufacturing required, lab preferred)
  • Experience in following OT systems preferred: iFix, Wonderware, WinCC, DesigoCC, LabX
  • Several years (ideally 5+) of experience in integration of OT systems to IT infrastructure
  • Hands-on experience in corporate IT/OT Technology and Architecture Management
  • Holistic understanding of OT cybersecurity standards and good engineering practices 
  • Several years of experience in Healthcare industry with GxP activity records
  • Several years of experience in global / corporate wide IT/OT programs
  • Ability to interact with senior management in matrix organization
  • Ability to develop long term vision and turn it into execution plan
  • Ability to engage and influence stakeholders for collaboration
  • Business-fluent English skills


Germany (location: Darmstadt), Italy (location: Bari or Milano), Spain (Tres Cantos or Mollet)


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!

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