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Senior Systems Engineer (Magento Administrator) - Remote

Location: Fort Worth, TX.
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.

Job Description:

The Magento Administrator must have extensive product knowledge including installation, configuration, tuning and maintenance of e-commerce sites using the Magento platform. This administration professional has an in-depth awareness of the product components, the capabilities of the components, as well as the configurations and architecture of development, QA, staging and production systems.

  • Architects on-prem and cloud e-commerce solutions
  • Develops e-commerce infrastructure strategies for system security, scalability on demand and stability with a goal of near zero downtime
  • Performs installation of all Magento components
  • Experience migrating Magento 1.x to 2.x
  • Performance tuning and monitoring of the Magento stack
  • Experience installing and configuring Solr and Elastic search
  • Maintains environments by applying necessary stack and Magento updates
  • Install and maintain Magento Extensions
  • Deep understanding of Nginx and Apache web server configuration
  • Deep understanding of Varnish, Redis, GFS and GlusterFS
  • Extensive knowledge of Magento Admin including:
    • System Configuration
    • Users, roles and permissions
    • Cron jobs
    • Data transfer
    • Extensions and integrations
    • Store management
    • Catalog management
    • Content management
    • Reporting
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and experience analyzing logs to determine root cause of issues
  • Experience with database systems, including MySQL
  • Must be able to create and execute SQL statements
  • Strong scripting skills (Bash, PHP, groovy, Perl, etc.)
  • Stays abreast of emerging software enhancements / bug fixes
  • Understanding of network technologies
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts

Desired Skills:

  • PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML
  • Advanced troubleshooting with DynaTrace
  • Understanding of Automation Tools
  • Familiarity with Amazon S3 cloud based offerings
  • Use of source control (SVN, GIT, CVS, etc.)

Professional Skills Required:

  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Strong organizational and task management skills
  • Positive attitude and passionate
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and implement
  • Must be a self-starter, very organized and able to work independently as well as in small groups, including customer technical and business employees
  • Ability to lead multiple teams to drive incident resolution
  • On-Call Support

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in computer science, computer engineering or similar discipline required. This position requires five or more years’ Magento Administrator experience. 


Additional Information:


For individuals assigned to and/or hired in Colorado, the anticipated salary range for this position is $68,400- $105,600, which is based on a wide range of factors that include relevant experience, knowledge, skills and other job-related qualifications. Pay ranges in locations other than Colorado may differ based on labor market wage rates in those locations.  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/ 


  • Multiple health plan options, including independent insurance and pre-tax FSAs
  • Life insurance, AD&D, and short- and long-term disability with company-paid premium
  • Ample paid time off, holidays, and flex time
  • Generous full paid leave for new parents, including parental, maternity, paternity, and adoption leave and assistance
  • Military leave for active duty service members deployed to full-time service
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with company-sponsored matching program

Dentsu is a modern marketing solutions company. Our mission is to help clients navigate, progress and thrive in a world of change. Businesses rely on our integrated network of agencies and specialized practices to champion meaningful progress through creative, media, commerce, data and technology.

Part of Dentsu Group, our global network comprises 66,000 diverse people in 143 countries, who are dedicated to teaming for growth and good. Some of our award-winning agencies include 360i, Carat, dentsumcgarrybowen, DEG, dentsuX, iProspect and Merkle. Follow us on Twitter @DentsuUSA and visit dentsu.com/us.

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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