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REMOTE Senior UI Software Engineer

Location: City, CHICAGO.
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 9,600+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit www.merkleinc.com.

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, driven and technically proficient Sr. UI software engineer to help develop innovative applications. 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. You will work closely with a team of developers in an agile software development environment to expand our cloud based cutting edge data insight and marketing solutions that conquer the big-data problem space.

About You

  • You love coding and problem solving.
  • You constantly research and stay on top of the latest technologies & frameworks.
  • You’re excited by the idea of utilizing bleeding edge technologies to create unique solutions to solve problems.
  • You play well with others and have well-developed communications skills.
  • You enjoy collaborating with others to plan, design, & implement solutions.
  • You embrace agile methodologies and modern software development best practices.
  • You attack problems in a fearless, pragmatic and iterative fashion.
  • You are interested in working with big data and dynamically scalable systems.
  • You see the advantages to developing and hosting systems in cloud platforms such as AWS.


Key Responsibilities

  • Drive innovation by collaborating with fellow developers and end users to rapidly produce critical features.
  • Follow Agile principles to continuously deliver increment value to our products within expected time frames.
  • Participate in the full software development life cycle from requirement gathering to application release.
  • Collaborate with architects and other senior developers to design & implement technical solutions utilizing the latest technologies.
  • Follow development best practices such as test-driven development, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and version control branching strategies.
  • Contribute to a collaborative, positive, and enjoyable environment for your development team.
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field
  • Engineering or development background, 2+ years’ work experience
  • Strong Experience building web applications with React/Redux, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS
  • Experience building and running Node.js & Express applications
  • Experience with Jest, Enzyme, or similar testing frameworks
  • Experience consuming RESTful APIs
  • A desire to be challenged, solve problems and stay on top of the latest technologies and frameworks
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work in a rapidly changing business environment
  • Proficient with object oriented and functional programming principles
  • Comfortable in an agile and test-driven development environment
  • Understanding of code reusability, security and performance concerns
  • Comfortable working in macOS and Linux cloud-based environments, and with command-line tools
  • Familiar with cloud environments


Desired Skills

  • Familiarity with visualization libraries (D3 or Recharts)
  • Proficient with AWS services such as Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, S3, DynamoDB or Lambdas
  • Experience with UX design
Additional Information:

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

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.
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