Permanent Full-Time role based in Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Great opportunity to join a Global Animal Health organisation as an integral member of the automation team
Be part of a friendly, collaborative team, where you will be fully supported
Your role is responsible for providing the Companies Animal Health automation team with specialised and highly skilled capabilities for system / application design, development, and business system integration.
You are accountable for the delivery and transformation of design requirements into robust code and performant solutions.
This will also include providing estimates, designing, building, testing, deploying and supporting applications / products using the appropriate computer languages and development tools.
What You Will Do
Responsibilities include, however not limited to :
Work alongside the business to develop new systems / products / features and maintain, enhance and support of existing systems and products.
Provide software development estimates for concepts and initiatives, including both high level and detailed estimates that accurately reflect the size and resources required, taking into consideration the chosen methodology.
Adhere to processes and documentation requirements specified by the Technical Lead Software.
Establish and maintain application specifications through discussion with peers and business stakeholders, breaking down program specifications into simple elements and translating logic into instructions.
Ensure system / product code is designed, developed and maintained to run efficiently in the wider integrated environment.
Analyse effectiveness and performance of systems and act to correct deficiencies in consultation with peers.
Create, document and implement the required level of testing (unit, behavioural and other appropriate tests).
Deploy applications using appropriate source code management and release management processes.
Complete assigned work to required quality and process standards, agreed development patterns and architectural principles.
Contribute to the creation and continuous improvement of the software development life cycle, associated artefacts and software development principles and practices.
What You Must Have
Prior experience as an application developer in a large and complex environment
Degree qualified - preferably in an information technology or business discipline
Knowledge and experience of :
Cloud Technologies Azure
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Microservices
Queues / Messaging
System / database architecture and design
Coding software according to published standards and design guidelines
Test Driven Development
Flexible attitude, ability to perform under pressure for specific periods and maintain performance and meet tight deadlines.
Good interpersonal and communications skills, oral and written, ability to communicate with users as well as technical staff
Strong problem-solving skills
Dairy industry experience and knowledge of dairy farming automation systems / products would be beneficial, not essential
What You Can Expect
To join a collaborative team where you will be full supported
Encouraged to grow within your role and expand your knowledge
Be part of Integration and platform upgrades for a Global organisation within Animal Health
Who we are
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, 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.
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 for the common good.
We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.