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Senior Data Engineer/Developer

Location: Remote, 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 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:

As a Sr. Data Engineer/Developer, you will be a core member of the data engineering team: building, managing, and monitoring meta data driven, big data platforms, processing data extracts and providing transformation products. You will work with a team of passionate, experienced, nimble, and goal-oriented engineers that are solving complex problems for providing marketing focused data to customers. You will embrace change, and rapidly build, test, and scale solutions that drive incremental business value for our customers and partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and test data related products that perform data cleansing, transformations, aggregations, and extraction, using Python, Airflow, and Snowflake SQL.
  • Manipulate, analyze, standardize, classify, organize, and manage data from different sources
  • Develop reports, analyze data, and summarize findings for internal and external stakeholders
  • Evaluate business needs and objectives
  • Interpret data trends and patterns
  • Prepare data for prescriptive and predictive modeling
  • Develop analytical tools and programs
  • Evaluate and improve internal tools & processes
  • Creating and automating data pipelines
  • Must be authorized to work for our company in the United States now and in the future.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, or other equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience with SQL, relational databases, and data warehouses
  • 3+ years’ experience with Python
  • 2+ years’ experience with Snowflake
  • Must have experience in cloud base technologies (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Must have experience working in Agile teams and CI/CD environments to manage frequent, incremental code testing and deployment 
  • Experience with Bash or similar scripting, with ability to script and perform refactoring
  • Experience with Linux; experience with Windows is desired
  • Experience with Jenkins, Airflow, or other orchestration tools
  • Experience with code repositories such as Git, Bitbucket, Github, etc.
  • Some experience in Tableau is a plus
  • Experience in managing big data and data that scales
  • Able to learn new emerging technologies quickly and apply innovative ideas to resolve problems
  • Able to investigate and determine solutions to solve complex problems
  • Able to develop, test, and deploy data solutions
  • Able to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • Understanding of an object-oriented programming language
  • Able to automate processes using automation tools and best practices
  • Able to focus on results and business outcomes
  • Able to collaborate across organizations with all levels of leadership to evaluate and resolve issues
  • Able to communicate well, documenting processes as needed
Additional Information:

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

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. 

The anticipated salary range for this position is $110,000-$145,000 Salary is based on a wide range of factors that include relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and geography.  A range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid time off, and/or other benefits also are available. For more information regarding dentsu benefits, please visit https://dentsubenefitsplus.com/  


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