Product Owner / Manager - Identity and Access Management

at Merck in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

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.

Our organization partners closely with our Company’s Research & Development (R&D) org to provide innovative solutions that enable new products and capabilities within the Research & Development. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

To enable this, we are seeking a product owner for our Company’s Clinical Data Layer, to partner with R&D and other orgs to define the roadmap, own and prioritize the backlog and be the central contact between the business and scum team.


Be part of the product’s leadership team to manage the entire product development process. Research and determine the business needs to determine which features to include and determine the metrics to measure success. Define the Products vision, mission & OKRs. Act as the primary contact between the scrum teams and stakeholders. Collaborate closely with both the scrum and squads to ensure the product meet objectives as outlined by the stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities :

+ Owns and manages a product through the duration of the product lifecycle

+ Defines the overall product vision and strategy, with a keen focus on value, business outcomes, and user experience

+ Makes product decisions, and ensures decisions align with product strategy.

+ Develops and regularly calibrates metrics for the product.

+ Drives continuous product discovery to understand user needs and translate that solutions and product backlog.

+ Sets and communicates high-integrity roadmap commitments that have been assessed collaboratively with the delivery squad(s) in terms of value, feasibility, usability, and viability

+ Define & measure the product OKRs.

+ Act as the primary contact between the scrum teams and stakeholders.

+ Monitors and optimizes product’s total cost of ownership (TCO)


+ 6+ years in Information Technology with 2+ years supporting Identity and Access Management (IAM) space

+ 2+ years of product management experience.

+ Proficiency in the use of identity and access management tools and technologies

+ Good understanding of Identity and Access Management concepts and latest trends in IAM space

+ Ability to architect user-centric solutions and streamline complex IAM challenges, at scale

+ Familiarity with cutting edge tools used in Cloud and SaaS environments

+ Familiarity with healthcare sector regulatory landscape which demands specific controls on IAM space

+ Ability to prioritize effectively

+ Excellent knowledge of user-centered design principles

+ Excellent oral and written communication

+ Ability to work with large teams

+ Understanding of design quality standards

+ Familiarity with Jenkins, Bitbucket, JIRA & Confluence

+ Experience with OKRs.

+ Experience in managing geographically distributed squads preferred

+ Experience in different delivery methods (agile, traditional) in large organizations

+ Experience with product management techniques such as strategy, road mapping etc.

+ Experience aligning the organization and communicating complex technical decisions

Other Skills:

+ 5+ years leading programs in Agile (Scrum) project methodology.

+ Demonstrated leadership experience, leading teams through influence.

+ Strong analytical thinker and problem-solving skills.

Minimum Education :

+ B.A./B.S.

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.


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Job Posting: JC228642922

Posted On: Nov 16, 2022

Updated On: Jan 19, 2023

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