Sr. Software Engineer- Web Applications

  • Merkle Inc.
  • 06/09/2020
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

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 5,500 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 24 additional offices in the US and 25 offices in Europe and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network.

The Senior-Level Tech Lead Application Developer contributes towards the design and 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, Python, ReactJS, but only needs in-depth expertise in one or two of these areas. 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:
    • Customer facing Preference Centers
    • Client facing, web-based Lookup Utilities
    • Web services interfacing with third-party and client applications
  • Technical leader to junior-level developers:
    • Responsible for designing new solutions, including researching new technologies when neccessary
    • Document solution design
    • Developer enablement: Oversee junior-level developers by mentoring and advising coding best practices
    • Conduct regular code reviews
  • Hands-on development and support of client deliverables including:
    • Developing code to implement solutions
    • Unit testing
    • Assisting in QA/UAT phase as issues arise
    • Deploying code and providing initial support
    • Writing technical documentation


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
  • 5+ years of application development experience
  • 3+ years mentoring junior engineers with code reviews, software engineering best practices, and collaborative design
  • Solid .NET or Java development knowledge
  • Proficiency and/or experience with most of the following technologies:
    • Languages: C#, Javascript frameworks, Java. Python a plus
    • IDE’s: Visual Studio, NetBeans
    • Frameworks: ASP.NET, ReactJS, JQuery, Spring
    • Database: MS SQL Server, T-SQL, stored procedures
    • ORM’s: Entity Framework, Dapper, Linq-to-SQL, Hibernate
    • Single Page Application (SPA) framework with AngularJS and ReactJS
  • Expert experience in developing Web Services (SOAP or RESTful)
  • Experience with web servers (IIS, JBOSS)
  • Experience within cloud technology; AWS, GCP and or Azure
  • Experience with multiple Operating Systems (Linux, Red Hat Linux, UNIX, Windows Server, Windows XP/7)
  • Experience with web security fundamentals, types of attacks, and remediation
  • 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 in database marketing a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

At Merkle, we believe that a diverse environment improves us as a community and as a business. We want to foster an environment of growth, where all ideas and contributions are encouraged. We need this culture of courage to continue to thrive in our fast-paced industry. We embrace differences of opinion. We value diversity of experience and thought, which help us to challenge and define industry-leading solutions, and support our goal of being a great place to work.


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. 

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

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