Junior Software Developer
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specialises in the delivery of unique, personalised customer experiences across platforms and devices. We call it ‘people-based’ marketing, and with over 25 years’ experience, we are proud to be recognised as a global leader.
Merkle’s heritage in data, technology and analytics is the foundation for our understanding of consumer insights that drives our people-based marketing strategies. Combined with our expertise in performance creative and media, we can then offer our clients content-driven, contextual and compelling customer experiences that drive business growth.
In 2016, the agency joined dentsu, one of the world’s biggest media companies to form the Customer Experience Management (CXM) Line of Business.
Over the last twelve months, Merkle’s Agency Services team have invested in our internal tech proposition by growing our Media Solutions department. We are now looking for a Junior Software Developer to join our small team as we continue growing this arm of our business.
Merkle's Agency Services function runs digital marketing campaigns for some of the largest advertisers in the UK, with 400 employees based in London, Edinburgh and Dubai. The Media Solutions team sits within this function and is responsible for building and maintaining our internal software products. Our tools are currently are used by over 300 members of the team, with wider expansion to the EMEA team in the coming year.
To achieve our goals, we’re looking for a developer with 1-2 years’ experience to help build and maintain our industry-leading marketing technology suite. We are a small but growing team within the agency, so in addition to writing top-notch code, you'll be expected to contribute to the wider development lifecycle, including decisions on architecture and team best practice. You’ll get a chance to use the following technologies (don’t worry, we don’t expect you have knowledge of all of these, just a willingness to learn!):
· C# (.NET 5)
· Google Cloud Platform
· Google Cloud Firestore
Life as a Developer at Merkle
· Software development lifecycle. You’ll participate in the team’s development lifecycle. This includes contributing to the roadmap and giving input on architecture and tooling decisions.
· Coding. You’ll actively contribute to the codebase, writing clean, logical and structured code. We use React for frontend development, and both C# and TypeScript on the backend.
· Wider business operations. We don’t believe in our developers working in a bubble; we’re a collaborative team that works closely with our product leads.
What we're looking for in you
As we’re a full-stack team, your role will cover both frontend and backend, but you don't need be experienced across the whole stack when you apply. We do, however, expect that you have some knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming (whether you’ve gained this experience from work, or simply researching at home), and that you have strong skills in either React or backend development (any OO language is fine). Experience with a cloud platform would also be a bonus.
At the point of application, the candidate must have the legal right to work in the UK as we are unable to sponsor visas as this time.
Merkle does not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Experience stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience.
As part of our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and as an Equal Opportunities employer, if you require reasonable adjustments during the selection process please engage directly with your Recruiter.