Product Manager - Databricks (Advanced Data Analytics)

at Merck in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

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 Company’s enterprise Machine learning & MLOps platform is called ADA (Advanced data analytics) and is positioned to serve data scientists and ML Engineers across the organization. ADA’s mission is to build platform, capabilities and products that will make our Company’s data science users extremely productive and democratize the use of AI & machine learning in support of intelligent, data and intelligence supported business decisions.

ADA is a new Eco-system and team’s primary focus right now is to build the foundation. ADA consists of three major technologies, AWS Sagemaker, Databricks and Dataiku. ADA manages these different technologies like independent products


As a product manager, Act like the CEO of the entire product tower, be responsible for growing the desk by demonstrating entrepreneurial ship & lean startup principles.

Own the product line, business case, P&L, adoption, product strategy and product vision.

Work with peer product managers, adoption team to establish demand management, product management and evangelism strategies.

Own the product roadmap and engineering function to execute on the roadmap.

Bring product innovation ideas to leadership team and execute POCs to test out ideas.

Establish Adoption metrics, value realization metrics and OKRs for the product and work with adoption team to measure them and use them as data points for product centric decisions.

Create a productized, customer focused operational and engagement model for data bricks customers.

Develop high-level cost estimates to help guide the investment decisions and efforts to secure funding.

Own the product budget from forecast, execution and investment decision standpoint.

Identify new feature needs and establish business value preposition around requested feature.

Work with partners to develop and maintain long-standing relationships and leverage these relationships to augment resources to execute on the project.

Lead the team of cross functional resources to enable solutions to support divisional information needs.

Be the single point of accountability for the delivery of the solution that may need many platform and competency center resources.

Provides input to the other teams to guide the enterprise toward a target state as it relates to supported line of business.


• Bachelor’s degree in business, information systems or related discipline, or equivalent and extensive related project experience.

• 2+ years of Databricks experience.

• 5+ years’ experience working in data enablement, Advanced analytics and data science, Machine learning area from platform or partitioner’s standpoint.

• 2+ years product management experience. We believe in strong entrepreneurial and start up mindset.

• 2+ years of experience with Machine learning, data science and artificial intelligence project and product life cycle.

2+ years of experience in managing product teams, including engineering functions, demand management process, voice of customer, stakeholder management and defining and measuring product success via KPIs and OKRs.

• Demonstrated experience in delivering enterprise grade data management and machine learning platform.

• Deep understanding of AWS eco system and various capabilities and services like S3, Step function, Lambda etc.

• Proven record of accomplishments in major or enterprise level projects.

• Strong communication and documentation skills.

• Proven experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies like agile, etc.

• Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs.

• Strong business acumen, and easy rapport with senior executives.

• Able to think out of the box on situation dependent issues, Comfortable working in ambiguous environment.

• Good at managing diverse relationships across expertise, geography and culture. Ability to influence without authority.

• Open and receptive to listening, and discerning pain points; Leads with ideas, evidence and creates and fosters a collaborative atmosphere.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Familiar with newer sagemaker services like Studio, wrangler, profiler, Clarify, jumpstart, autopilot etc.

Preferably using Sagemaker and amazon ML Eco system.

3+ years of experience with Amazon Sagemaker, Amazon Machine learning services (Lex, Comprehend etc.).

Good understanding of Amazon Sagemaker eco system and associated technology eco system. Candidate should know enough to set the strategic direction and lead technology staff.

Good understanding of MLOps processes, life cycle and modern tool kit.

MLOps and Data science capabilities on Databricks.

Formal product management training such as SaFe.

Exposure to Dataiku and AWS Sagemaker.

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., 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.


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Job Posting: JC188580680

Posted On: Jul 25, 2021

Updated On: Sep 24, 2021