Linux/Unix Administrator:
Merck USA

Merck USA
Branchburg New Jersey
Requisition ID: SER001432

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Information Technology organization partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing Merck’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.  


We are seeking energetic, forward-thinking professionals to join our Information Technology group. You will have the opportunity to work on global teams to identify and tackle the biggest opportunities and challenges at the intersection of healthcare, information and technology. We offer project-based rotations to help with your professional development, and a flat, collaborative environment.


Job Responsibilities Include but are not limited to

  • Lead small project teams focused on small operational engineering and operation related work.
  • Directly support Managed Services oversight for File Services infrastructure Services.
  • Participate in discussions with stakeholders over File Services Infrastructure incidents and issue resolution processes.
  • Escalate issues and concerns to upper management for review and action.
  • Participate in various cadence meetings to drive Operational Excellence.
  • Monitor & Drive SLA performance via Metrics and Analysis
    o Provide early detection of issues and trends.
    o Enable quick resolution of issues that do not meet level of performance contracted.
    o Ensure continual improvement.
    o Hold Managed Services Vendor accountable to their roles and responsibilities required to support contracted service delivery to the Customer. Review of metrics with upper management verifying the Managed Services provider is performing up to the contract.
  • Monitor & Drive SLA Performance
    o Monitor and Communicate with the Managed Services provider on their compliance with SLA/KPI’s ensuring effective utilization of the Managed Services Provider.
    o Drive Managed Service provider to achieve operational excellence via SLA compliance.
    o Discuss outstanding work, progress to date, estimated completion times.
    o Spot potential problems and assign actions to appropriate parties.
    o Driving through change as needed to deliver continual service improvement to decrease turnaround time, improve efficiency, improve customer satisfaction, and decrease errors and incidents.
  • Ensure Customer satisfaction and timely delivery of services.

Note:  This position can be located in Branchburg, Charlotte or Austin.



  • Bachelors or Masters Degree or equivalent with relevant experience in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, and or Math.


  • Experience in Managed Services oversight of Core Infrastructure.
  • Strong ITIL and process discipline.
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant IT Technical Experience in Linux related Infrastructure administration.
    o RHEL 5,6,7
  • High level of business acumen.
  • Ability to solve complex problems in operational environment.
  • Ability to transition and implement business processes.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives.
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in English, in both oral and written communication.


  • Prior experience leading Global teams as part of Service Delivery of Infrastructure.
  • Proficient in various versions of *Nix like OS (HP-UX, Redhat, AIX, Solaris).
  • General service management knowledge
    o HP-UX 11.11, 11.23, 11.31
    o AIX 5,6,7
    o HPE hardware – DL, BL, Superdome,
    o Performance and security analysis
  • Monitoring and benchmarking – IRS, OVPM.
  • Knowledge of tools/technologies like HP-CSA, HP-SA, HP-OneView, SDI, HPDMA.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to [email protected].


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