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Databricks Engineer

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:

Applicants

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. No sponsorship or work transfers are available for this position

Location to work

  • Must currently live in and have a permanent residence in the United States 
  • Must be able to work in PST

Merkle is looking for experienced Databricks professionals to be part of its Cloud practice. You will be working on industry leading public Cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform to design, develop, and implement next generation marketing solutions leveraging cloud native and commercial/open source big data technologies.

You will be responsible for architecting and implementing very large scale data intelligence solutions around Databricks Lakehouse Architecture.  A solid experience and understanding of architecting, designing and operationalization of large scale data and analytics solutions on Databricks is a must. Good to have professional knowledge of Snowflake, Google BigQuery, AWS Redshift or other Cloud DB.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Collaborate with cloud architects, tech leads, front end developers, back end developers, QA, business stakeholders, and project managers to design and build services on Azure/GCP/AWS for applications on the Web or on edge devices.
  • You should understand and develop data pipelines and use modern ways of automating data using cloud-based and on-premise technologies
  • Good Understanding of Event Based Architectures for Real Time Integration and Stream Analytics.
  • Develop reference architectures and design pattern library for typical Cloud based solutions implementations
  • Advise on Cloud project set up, security and role based access implementation, and network optimizations
  • Conduct training and enablement programs for Merkle’s internal delivery teams
  • Hands-on work as part of a global team and coach off shore developers
  • Participate in technical interactions with client’s executives and senior management
  • Participate in technical customer engagements such as Proof of Concepts, project delivery for key strategic opportunities.
  • Develop end-to-end Enterprise grade Concept Solutions, facilitate discussions with business & IT stakeholders and highlighting the outcomes that can be delivered through these solutions.
Qualifications:
  • 3+ years with SQL and database table design – able to write structured and efficient queries on large data sets
  • 3+ years on Databricks on any cloud platform (AWS, Azure or GCP)
  • 3+ year’s design and/or implementation of enterprise applications
  • 2+ years’ experience in developing stream data pipelines using Kafka [Confluent or Apache]
  • 2+ years’ experience in orchestrating ETL pipelines using tools like Airflow, Azure Data Factory, NiFi etc….
  • Experience in “migrating” on premise workloads to one or more industry leading public cloud(s)
  • 2+ years' experience in Scala and Python development, PySpark and Python big data libraries such as pandas, tensorflow, scipy, numpy
  • Experience in AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Hands-on experience in full life-cycle of software development or methodology using Agile Scrum/Kanban etc; requirements analysis, design, development testing and implementation
  • Able to work with agile teams as they perform feature level design, development, testing, and performance analysis
  • Develop the required technical modules/end-to-end solutions for multi layered applications on a variety of technology stacks
  • Proven track record of building technical and business relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to connect technology with measurable business value
  • Demonstrated technical thought leadership in customer facing situations
  • Databricks certifications is a plus
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.

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

The anticipated salary range for this position is $94,000-$146,000. 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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About dentsu international

Part of Dentsu Group, Dentsu International is a network designed for what’s next, helping clients predict and plan for disruptive future opportunities and create new paths to growth in the sustainable economy. Dentsu delivers people-focused solutions and services to drive better business and societal outcomes. This is delivered through five global leadership brands - Carat, Dentsu Creative, dentsu X, iProspect and Merkle, each with deep specialisms.

Dentsu International’s radically collaborative team of diverse creators unifies people, clients and capabilities through horizontal creativity to help clients create culture, change society, and invent the future.

Powered by 100% renewable energy, Dentsu International operates in over 145 markets worldwide with more than 46,000 dedicated specialists, and partners with 95 of the top 100 global advertisers.
www.dentsu.com

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all.

Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying. 

About dentsu international

Part of Dentsu Group, Dentsu International is a network designed for what’s next, helping clients predict and plan for disruptive future opportunities and create new paths to growth in the sustainable economy. Dentsu delivers people-focused solutions and services to drive better business and societal outcomes. This is delivered through five global leadership brands - Carat, Dentsu Creative, dentsu X, iProspect and Merkle, each with deep specialisms.

Dentsu International’s radically collaborative team of diverse creators unifies people, clients and capabilities through horizontal creativity to help clients create culture, change society, and invent the future.

Powered by 100% renewable energy, Dentsu International operates in over 145 markets worldwide with more than 46,000 dedicated specialists, and partners with 95 of the top 100 global advertisers.
www.dentsu.com

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all.

Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying. 

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