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Container Product Owner at Merck

Container Product Owner

Merck Little Rock, AR (On Site) Full-Time
**Job Description**

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

You will lead Container activities at the product management level. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to define and execute on container segment of our compute product offering from central IT in a highly collaborative manner that pulls from industry and open-source best practices and trends to meet our business needs.

You will be responsible for providing vision for container use, driving strategy around container computing and successfully executing across numerous infrastructure and cloud teams, to enable innovation, efficiency and productivity with containers across our IT community.

You will partner with other leaders to influence the broader strategic decisions, roadmaps and resource requirements, set and refine the mission, and bring together a team of product line and community members to execute on specific product features.

**Responsibilities**

+ Develop a strategic vision for our container computing and collaborate with core infrastructure and developer productivity teams to offer a coherent roadmap for customers.

+ Build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships across Core Infrastructure partners and customers throughout IT

+ Work across product engineering teams to build, design, implement, and maintain container compute products

+ Drive decisions around prioritization, solutions, and functionality, Effectively prioritize and manage our engineering roadmaps in alignment with our product roadmap

+ Oversee the delivery and engineering of Container Products, ensuring that designs are scalable, resilient, extensible and secure.

+ Seek out emerging and established compute and open-source trends, and makes proposals on changes, enhancements, and replacements of our existing products through detailed analysis, proof of concepts and product comparisons.

+ Influence and establish product management best practices through design decisions, processes, and tools.

+ Provide leadership, direction and mentorship to Compute staff in the delivery of the product roadmap for container solutions, ensuring fit-for-purpose, best-in-class, and currency.

+ Empower, challenge, and coach a team of senior engineers to grow their impact as individual technical leaders by providing them with context and continuous feedback

**Minimum qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, other relevant engineering discipline, or equivalent practical experience.

+ 10+ years of Compute/Hosting infrastructure Engineering and Delivery experience.

+ 2 years' experience in working in Agile ways of working.

**Preferred qualifications:**

+ Advanced degree in engineering.

+ Experience with Kubernetes, CNCF container and open-source technologies.

+ Understanding of networking, networking security, private and public cloud design considerations, and limitations in the areas of virtualization and container technology, global infrastructure, distributed systems, load balancing, networking, massive data storage, and security.

+ Broad understanding of application hosting services including but not limited to Compute, Storage/Backup, Database, Networking.

+ Ability to collaborate, thinking innovative, and solve ambiguous problems.

+ Excellent organization, prioritization, and written/verbal communication.

+ Prior experience in successfully delivering enterprise programs across functional IT Teams.

+ A self-motivated exceptional people leader with experience building and leading high-performing teams, ideally with remote or hybrid teams

+ Proactively give and receive feedback with a growth mindset

+ Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; adept at active listening

+ Focus on delighting customers with amazing user experiences and customer service

+ Experience working with and operating production compute infrastructure systems at large scale

We are transforming as a company and as IT

+ We are standing up enterprise architecture

+ We are reforming existing teams into product model

+ We are creating a compute strategy as part of a Core Infrastructure Product line

We are effectuating our strategy with these principles that enable our company to be more agile

+ Cloud first

+ Low shared responsibility solutions first

+ Customer self-service first

+ Everything as code first

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

**Who we are ...**

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

**What we look for ...**

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.

**For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico - Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) ("Customer-Facing Role") who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.**

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**US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:**

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Container Product Owner if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Under New York City, Washington State and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate's relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$130,960.00 - $206,200.00

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**Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully**

Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

**Employee Status:**

Regular

**Relocation:**

No relocation

**VISA Sponsorship:**

No

**Travel Requirements:**

10%

**Flexible Work Arrangements:**

Hybrid, Remote Work

**Shift:**

Not Indicated

**Valid Driving License:**

**Hazardous Material(s):**

**Number of Openings:**

1

**Requisition ID:** R222823

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