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Junior Software Engineer- Java, SQL

Location: Detroit, MI.
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:

Merkle P&LS Software Engineers design, code, test, document, and support the technologies that drive our business. Our developers are responsible for owning and delivering on all aspects of our technology projects: Exceptional critical analysis skills, a talent for understanding big picture concepts, and the ability to work independently and with teams are all requirements.


Description & Responsibilities:


·       Solve global Merkle problems through the careful application of technology and process

·       Write high quality, tested, high-capacity, and maintainable software

·       Design modern, reliable, reusable systems

·       Deconstruct complex problems into manageable tasks

·       Write technical specifications, runtime instructions, training materials, and architecture             documentation for Merkle P&LS systems

·       Help develop best practices, technology efficiencies, and streamline workflow

·       Collaborate with all HelloWorld teams to arrive at sound technical solutions to business           problems


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field preferred 
  • 2-5 years of professional programming experience
  • Proficiency developing solutions in Java and SQL (PostgresSQL)
  • Experience creating automated tests
  • General web-related technology awareness of TPC/IP, SSL, XML, HTML, CSS, modern browser rendering and security models, server and network security, performance analysis
  • Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • May have experience with C++, Python, PHP or Perl

May have experience with Linux systems administration

Additional Information:

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.
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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