Java Developer


Company Description

We Dream. We Do. We Deliver.

As a full-service, data-driven customer experience transformation, we partner with Top 500 companies in the DACH region and in Eastern Europe. Originally from Switzerland, Merkle DACH was created out of a merger Namics and Isobar - two leading full-service digital agencies.

Our 1200+ digital enthusiasts are innovating the way brands are built, through providing expertise in Digital Transformation strategy, MarTech platforms, Creativity, UX, CRM, Data, Commerce, Mobile, Social Media, Intranet and CMS. We are part of the global Merkle brand, the largest brand within the dentsu group, who shares with us a network of over 66,000 passionate individuals in 146 countries.

Job Description

We are looking for someone who is able to:

  • Maintain and enhance our existing software applications using Java and related technologies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and propose solutions for optimization and improvement.
  • Conduct code reviews and provide recommendations for code refactoring and performance enhancements.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues, ensuring timely resolutions.
  • Design and develop scalable and efficient REST web services.
  • Collaborate with the team to implement and integrate OpenAPI specifications and Swagger documentation.
  • Implement and optimize SQL queries for efficient data retrieval and manipulation.
  • Leverage ElasticSearch to offload the application and enhance the search performance.
  • Work with monitoring tools such as NewRelic, Grafana, or Kibana to enhance system performance.
  • Explore and evaluate new technologies and frameworks to improve system architecture and development processes.
  • Mentor and provide guidance to junior developers, fostering their growth and development.
  • Maintain and enhance build and deployment processes using CI/CD tools such as Bamboo.
  • Ensure compliance with coding standards, best practices, and security guidelines.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements, sharing knowledge with the team.


  • Proven experience as a Java Developer or similar role.
  • 2+ years experience in Java development and popular frameworks.
  • Solid understanding of web services (REST) and experience developing APIs.
  • Experience with containerization using Docker or Podman.
  • Proficient in version control systems like GIT.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and experience with database optimization.
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies like TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML, XML, and JSON.
  • Experience with optimization and monitoring tools like ElasticSearch, NewRelic, Grafana, and Kibana.
  • Knowledge of Maven and Gradle, Scala is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Of curious nature and open-minded.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service, be a good listener, work well with others, and trusted by colleagues.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work efficiently within a team and across departments.
  • Degree in computer science, information technology, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Fluent in English.

Additional Information

Benefits and perks:

  • Cutting Edge Technology & Latest IT tools;
  • Software-house environment;
  • Agile and Flexible working hours;
  • Hybrid work system (remote friendly);
  • Digital nomad policy;
  • Focus on career development;
  • Health insurance (also included for the household);
  • Mental health support;
  • Volunteering experiences and sustainable mindset;
  • 25 vacation days + 3 wellness days per year;
  • Beers (after 6pm), foosball, and ping-pong! #workhardplayhard 
  • Free breakfast every second Monday of the month;
  • Employee discounts;
  • Team & Company events 🎉

Inclusion & Diversity 

We value the strength diversity brings to our business and are working hard to build a more inclusive workplace through partnerships with Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Business in the Community’s race and gender equality campaigns. We are happy to discuss all flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly. 

If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you. 


You have questions about the job? Then write us an e-mail.

Merkle Recruiting-Team Deutschland
Our recruiting team is looking forward to hearing from you.

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