Senior Cloud Developer


Company Description

Merkle, a dentsu company, powers the experience economy. For more than 35 years, the company has put people at the heart of its approach to digital business transformation. As the only integrated experience consultancy in the world with a heritage in data science and business performance, Merkle delivers holistic, end-to-end experiences that drive growth, engagement, and loyalty. Merkle's expertise has earned recognition as a "Leader" by top industry analyst firms, in categories such as digital transformation and commerce, experience design, engineering and technology integration, digital marketing, data science, CRM and loyalty, and customer data management. With more than 16,000 employees, Merkle operates in 30+ countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information, visit

Job Description

We are looking for someone able to:

  • Design and write clean, high-quality, scalable and maintainable code
  • Develop cloud native and service-oriented solutions on AWS and Kubernetes environments
  • Collaborate with teams to understand requirements, propose solutions, and lead optimization and improvement initiatives
  • Conduct code reviews, provide recommendations, and lead code refactoring and performance enhancement efforts
  • Provide mentoring to more Junior Developers.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues, ensuring resolutions
  • Implement proof of concepts, prototypes and production-grade software
  • Integrate applications with other enterprise systems, using industry-standard integration technologies and best practices
  • Work with monitoring tools to enhance system performance and lead performance improvement initiatives
  • Explore, evaluate, and lead the adoption of new technologies and frameworks to improve system architecture and development processes
  • Develop CI/CD pipelines to automate software delivery processes
  • Write automated tests that demonstrate the quality of the application
  • Ensure compliance with coding standards, best practices, and security guidelines, and lead the adoption of best practices across the team
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements, share knowledge with the team, and lead learning and improvement initiatives


You will report to the Cloud Solutions Manager.


Your profile:

  • 3+ years experience in Python development or other similar programming languages
  • 5+ Experience developing microservice applications
  • Proficient in building solutions on AWS
  • Proficiency with container technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of Istio, Envoy, Dapr is a big plus
  • Knowledge of application design patterns
  • Proficiency in designing and architecting RESTful APIs
  • Proficient in GIT, with knowledge of branching strategies, code reviews, and best practices
  • Experience working in an Agile DevOps Environment
  • Of curious nature and open-minded
  • Use several open source technologies and tools
  • Strong communication skills to work efficiently within teams and across departments, both written and verbal.
  • Degree in computer science, information technology, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Fluent in English

Additional Information

We do not sponsor work visa.

For those who don't have Portuguese documents (NIF and NISS), we suggest you to search for more information at local country Social Security entities, and on SEF (Serviços Estrangeiros e Fronteiras), for possible roles in Merkle Portugal.


Benefits and perks:

  • Modern 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
  • Volunteer 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 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 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
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