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UI Engineer

Location: Chicago, IL.
Company Description:

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency's heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 5,500 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 24 additional offices in the US and 25 offices in Europe and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network.

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated, and technically proficient software engineer to work on helping to develop innovative user experience for visualizing and manipulating big data. You will expand upon your current skill set through cross-disciplinary collaboration with some of the smartest and nicest people in the industry, while learning the inner workings of a fast-paced digital marketing agency.
 

Your Opportunity

·        Develop high-profile, high-performance big data visualization and manipulation products

·        Work in a forward thinking, cutting-edge technology development environment

·        Participate in the advancement and implementation of open source frameworks and architectures

·        Become part of an experienced Agile Software Development team in a highly collaborative environment

·        Utilize and help define software development best practices

·        Collaborate with business analysts, data scientists, and other developers on a daily basis

·        Contribute to the design and direction of an influential data visualization application
 

Qualifications:

You Should Definitely Have

·        BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field

·        Strong engineering or development background

·        A passion to code

·        A desire to be challenged and solve problems

·        A desire to be a team player

·        A drive to stay on top of the latest technologies and frameworks

·        Ability to work in a constantly and rapidly changing business environment

·        Experience and fluency in MVC frameworks

·        Experience with databases (RDBMS, columnar, document store, etc.)

·        Interest in deploying to cloud-based applications (e.g., AWS, Azure etc.)

·        Believer of test-driven development

·        Experience with RESTful JSON API design and integration

·        Proficient in JavaScript/ECMAScript/CoffeeScript, CSS/SCSS, HTML5, etc.

·        Experience using JavaScript UI libraries such as Ext JS, jQuery

·        Experience using JavaScript data binding libraries such as React, Angular, Backbone, or Ember

·        Preference to work in OSX, deploying to Linux environments

·        Interest in Agile software development and experience following the Agile development process

·        Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment

·        Eagerness to contribute to decisions about UX & UI

·        Excitement to implement new functionality by taking it from requirements to UX design to UI implementation
 

You Might Also Have

·        Experience using JavaScript data visualizations libraries such as D3 or Vis

·        Experience bootstrapping server-side frameworks such as Node, Rails, or Servlets

·        Experience with UX design

·        Experience with Single Page Application development and related technologies

·        Experience with data analytics and big data platforms (e.g., Hadoop) a plus

·        Experience with writing JS unit tests or end-to-end testing using Protractor and Karma

Additional Information:

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

More Information:

Students & Recent Graduates: Start your career at Merkle and get on the path to success. Experienced Hires: Leverage your expertise, challenge the status quo and grow your career at Merkle.

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