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Mid Level Application Developer

Location: City, Arkansas.
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.  Merkle’s 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, Merkle joined the Dentsu Aegis Network.

Job Description:

Role Purpose

The Mid-Level Application Developer contributes towards the development of multi-terabyte marketing solutions that integrate and optimize our client's data across numerous sources. The ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge of multiple development environments and languages such as .NET C#, Java, SQL and scripting. The primary function of this role is the integration of applications with Merkle’s marketing database solutions and third-party web/cloud services to meet client business objectives. You will have an opportunity to create middle-ware (SOA) services, back-end, and front-end web components for Merkle’s renowned marketing solutions.

Key Responsibilities

• Work as part of a global team in a matrix organization.

• Developing n-tier applications and middle-ware services that could include:

➢ Internal applications used across the enterprise

➢ Consumer and client facing web applications

➢ Web services interfacing with third-party and client applications.

• Hands-on development and support of client deliverables including:

➢ Deliver high quality code and design documents with minimal supervision

➢ Be versatile and willing to take on new challenges across different projects and technologies

➢ Design solutions to meet client needs

Qualifications:

Key Skills and Experience

• Qualified individuals possess the Merkle attributes of being smart, curious, committed to vision, passionate, fun/pleasant, an achiever and having a sense of urgency

• Ability to work on multiple projects and deliverables concurrently

• Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Computer Science or related IT field, or relevant professional experience

• 2-3+ years of application development experience

• Solid Java development experience

• .NET development experience a plus

• Proficiency and/or experience with most of the following technologies:

➢ Languages: C#, JavaScript, Java (Python a plus)

➢ IDE’s: Visual Studio, NetBeans

➢ UI Frameworks & Implementations: ASP.NET, AngularJS, jQuery, Spring, Java servlets, Struts, SPA

➢ Database: MS SQL Server, T-SQL, stored procedures

➢ ORMs: Entity Framework, Dapper, LINQ-to-SQL, Hibernate

• Experience/ interest in developing Web Services (SOAP or RESTful) and microservices

• Familiarity with web security fundamentals, types of attacks, and remediation

• Familiarity with web servers (IIS, JBOSS)

• Experience within cloud technology; AWS, GCP and/or Azure (AWS a plus)

• Experience with multiple Operating Systems (Linux, Red Hat Linux, UNIX, Windows Server)

• Strong knowledge of software engineering and development methodologies, techniques, and tools, including Version Control systems (Subversion, git), Issue Tracking (Jira), and Software Development Lifecycle Processes (waterfall; agile)

• Experience with the understanding of ETL concepts, processes, and tools such as SSIS (Talend a plus)

• Exposure to any of the following database platforms helpful - MySQL, Snowflake, BigQuery, Redshift

• Experience in database marketing a plus

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

This job description is a summary of the essential functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description. Other duties, as assigned by the supervisor, might be part of the job.

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.

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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