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Data Engineer/Developer

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 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 looking for a talented Data Engineer with big data processing experience to join our Agile development team in building products to support Merkle’s people based marketing vision using the latest data and cloud technologies.  You will work with a team of passionate, experienced, nimble, and goal-oriented engineers that are solving complex problems and critical data analysis and reporting features. You will embrace change, and rapidly build, test, and scale solutions that drive incremental business value for our customers and partners.  We’re looking for smart, enthusiastic, driven individuals who are eager to contribute to our world class solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and deploy enterprise data solutions using cutting-edge cloud-based technologies
  • Follow Agile methodologies to release iterative feature sets very rapidly
  • Research and introduce new solutions and technologies to the project and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with other teams as part of a larger data-sharing system
  • Employ software development best practices such as automated testing, peer code reviews, continuous integration, and continuous delivery
  • Translate business requirements and develop technical specifications
  • Communicate clearly and document processes
  • Perform quality assurance and testing of your work
  • Contribute to a collaborative, positive, stimulating, and enjoyable environment for your development team
  • 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 or equivalent experience
  • Must have 2+ years of work experience with Python/JavaScript
  • Must have strong database fundamentals including SQL, relational and non-relational data models and schema designs, and understanding of database performance implications
  • Understanding of cloud base technologies (AWS, GCP or Azure, AWS preferred)
  • Experience leveraging automated tests for code validation
  • Experience building and deploying products using continuous integration principles
  • Working knowledge of software engineering and development methodologies, techniques, and tools, including Issue Tracking (like JIRA), code repositories (like Git, Bitbucket) and the Software Development Lifecycle

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of “Big Data” ETL methodologies and managing large scale data sets
  • Experience with Snowflake data warehouse technology
  • Strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems
  • Experience with AWS technologies (such as S3, EC2, RDS, EMR, Lambda or SNS/SQS)
  • Experience with data processing workflow systems (Apache Nifi, Talend or Airflow)
  • Experience of creating reports, dashboards and visualizations (Tableau preferred)
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. 


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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