Have you heard aboutMSD?
MSD is a global health care leader with a diversifiedportfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.
Thedifference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuelsinnovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its125-
year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum,and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
MSD’s Information Technology division partners withcolleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers aroundthe world.
Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individualsdedicated to advancing MSD’s contribution to global medical innovation byleveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business bydriving revenue and productivity.
What can you expect?
In our team, we develop intranet applications. We focus ongood quality, reduce tech debt and improve test automation within ourcross-
functional team, to keep the development sustainable. Applications arewritten in React and TypeScript, hosted on SharePoint Online platform andintegrated with rest of Office 365 services, Azure and backend APIs.
We alsomaintain small APIs in Node.js and C#.
There is 7 of us, we share our experience and knowledge. OurProduct Owner brings ideas, we challenge them and collaborate to create solutionthat is good from both product and technical perspective.
We believe inemerging architecture and therefore we do architectural and technical decisionson our own. However, if we are in doubt, there are experts we can ask.
Companyculture is open, transparent, and people are willing to help.
And of course you are encouragedto attend conferences during a year.
We are a part of Web & Mobile Apps Development group of7 product teams. Our teams consist of 5 to 7 people in cross-functional setupincluding UX Designer, Scrum Master and Product Owner.
We like SharePointOnline a lot as well as React, Azure, but also like experimenting with othertechnologies. We like trying different approaches to achieve our goals, likeTDD or mobbing.
What will your dayand week look like?
Our day starts with standup, and we operate in 7 or 14-daysprints. Of course, if you are early bird, you don't have to wait for standup just start earlier & leave earlier, that depends on you.
Despite homeoffice is allowed, and depends on team agreement, we like to sit together &team up. Of course, we do code reviews.
And we improve the code as we go. Weperceive quality as an indispensable and inseparable part of our applications.As developers, we do our best, but we need even another point of view.
You gotit, didn’t you? Right, yours! Nobody will be angry when you discover a bug orfind something illogical. We all know it will help us to deliver thefirst-
choice application. Although we try to be as agile as possible, thepharmaceutical industry has some essential rules. Therefore, we must cover ouractivities with proper documentation.
It requires patience and good care. Webelieve most of that could be automated. And we’d be happy if you help us.