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Lead Frontend Developer: React (Remote)

Location: City, IL.
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 24 additional offices in the US and 29 offices in Europe and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network.

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. Merkle CXM is an agency of dentsu.

Job Description:

 Position Overview:

Merkle is seeking a qualified Lead Front-End Interactive Developer who has proven experience leading, developing, and supporting enterprise-class web applications using all front-end technologies. Candidates must have extensive experience working in structured environments following and leading teams in Agile methodologies.

Role & Responsibilities:

• Candidate will provide high-quality, well-structured, well-documented code, and communicate effectively with creative leads, client counterparts, and other members of the development team.

• Candidate will manage, lead and mentor junior / mid-level developers by encouraging collaboration, participation, and creative thinking.

• Candidate will have experience interfacing with various back-end technologies, frameworks, and services.

• The role likewise entails implementing and owning the front-end development solution and leading architecture changes and new coding practices within both the project and the Isobar community.

• Leveraging a thorough knowledge of HTML / CSS as well as proficiency with JavaScript frameworks, the candidate will work in a collaborative environment to develop highly interactive digital experiences.

Qualifications & Requirements Education & Experience:

• Minimum 6 years’ experience with Bachelor’s degree or higher (preferably in: Computer Science or Technology, Engineering, or related discipline) -OR-

• Minimum 8 years’ of experience without a college degree. Requirement Qualifications:

• Must have experience with templating engines (e.g., Mustache, FreeMarker, Razor)

• Must have experience developing sites with a content management system (e.g., WordPress, Drupal, Adobe Experience Manager)

• Must have experience and has mastered web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JavaScript frameworks (e.g., React.js, jQuery, Angular.js), and JSON

• Must have experience with build systems (e.g., Gulp, Grunt, Webpack) and unit testing

• Expertise in the selection and implementation of solutions that employ creational, structural, and behavioral design patterns.

• Expert knowledge and application of the concepts and advantages of using compression and other optimization techniques (i.e., sprites, etc.) to improve front-end performance.

• Expertise in the evaluation, selection, and use of development frameworks and tools

• Expertise with optimization tools (e.g., integration with Omniture/Optimost/DTM/etc.)

• Able to conduct code reviews and enforce coding, security best practices, and guidelines to a team of multiple developers. • Able to interpret wireframes and translate visual design and user experience flows into sound technical solutions.

Qualifications:

Qualifications & Requirements Education & Experience:

• Minimum 6 years’ experience with Bachelor’s degree or higher (preferably in: Computer Science or Technology, Engineering, or related discipline) -OR-

• Minimum 8 years’ of experience without a college degree. Requirement Qualifications:

• Must have experience with templating engines (e.g., Mustache, FreeMarker, Razor)

• Must have experience developing sites with a content management system (e.g., WordPress, Drupal, Adobe Experience Manager)

• Must have experience and has mastered web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JavaScript frameworks (e.g., React.js, jQuery, Angular.js), and JSON

• Must have experience with build systems (e.g., Gulp, Grunt, Webpack) and unit testing

• Expertise in the selection and implementation of solutions that employ creational, structural, and behavioral design patterns.

• Expert knowledge and application of the concepts and advantages of using compression and other optimization techniques (i.e., sprites, etc.) to improve front-end performance.

• Expertise in the evaluation, selection, and use of development frameworks and tools

• Expertise with optimization tools (e.g., integration with Omniture/Optimost/DTM/etc.)

• Able to conduct code reviews and enforce coding, security best practices, and guidelines to a team of multiple developers. • Able to interpret wireframes and translate visual design and user experience flows into sound technical solutions.

Additional Information:

Perks:

  • Great compensation package
  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Flexible time-off
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave

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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