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Data Operations - Analyst

Location: Columbia, MD.
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 4,400+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with additional offices in the US, Europe, and Asia. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network.

Job Description:

Individual contributor role that supports senior team members with quantitative methods, coding and data processing as well as business and industry knowledge to develop client and process solutions. 

• Uses relevant quantitative methods to assist senior team members in solving client issues
• Supports data/campaign analytics for clients
• Assists in analyzing direct marketing programs
• Works alongside others to evaluate and improves internal tools and processes

• Execute tasks that support monthly data builds
• Develops code to meet client objectives
• Documents code

1. Deliver projects on time
2. Delivery quality work with supervision
3. Support senior team members to execute projects
4. Ability to Multi-Task
5. Work with other team members to deliver client facing projects
6. Have a sense of urgency
7. Exhibit a desire to learn and grow professionally

- Interaction with Merkle resources and management 

- Interaction with client and client team

Qualifications:

Skills:
• Understanding of statistical software like SAS and/or R
• Understanding of database software like SQL
• Understanding of database platforms like SQL Server and Oracle
• Understanding of statistical concepts (Sampling, Descriptive Statistics, Profiling, Model Scoring/Decile Assignment)
• Understanding of Linux operating platform
• Understanding of file and dataset management
• Understanding of Data enhancement processing
• Execute and interpret customer profiling
• Understanding of datamining
- Ability to build and execute scheduled tasks using the job scheduler system

Experience:
- 1-3 years understanding of data compilation within the context of constructing household records
- 2-4 years knowledge of data industry, and how that data content is relevant to client needs
- 2-4 years knowledge of math, programming, statistical or similar concepts
- 2-4 years knowledge of Statistical and database software
- 1-3 years knowledge of Linux environment

Other:
- Bachelor’s degree in statistics,economics, or related field
- Possess the Merkle attributes of being smart, curious, committed to vision, passionate, fun/pleasant, an achiever, and having a sense of urgency
- Ability to be a team player

Additional Information:

Merkle fosters a diverse environment that encourages original thinking about our business and empowers us to communicate with a global world of customers. We embrace differences of opinion and diversity of thought as they help us challenge and refine our solutions. Merkle, as a best-in-class marketing agency, welcomes big ideas, and believes they can come from anywhere. This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

More Information:

Graduate Opportunities: Whether you're still studying, recently graduated or are already working and fancy a career hop, we could have a perfect opportunity for you.
Experienced Hires: Leverage your expertise, challenge the status quo and grow your career at Merkle.

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