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Manager, Identity Engineering

Location: Columbia, MD.
Company Description:

Merkle is a leading data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company 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 company’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive hyper-personalized 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 12,000 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Merkle is a dentsu company.

Job Description:

Act as an overall leader for the team. Provide the technical roadmap to meet client needs and objectives. Advance our applications to a next-generation suite for our Identity products utilizing latest technologies. Drive innovation by collaborating with fellow developers and end-users to rapidly produce critical features. Communicate technical direction to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. Follow Agile principles to continuously deliver increment value to our products within expected time frames. Lead the full software development life cycle from requirement gathering, design, implementation, testing and application release. Manage potential risks in software development life cycle and resolve issues quickly. Find preventive measures to mitigate risks. Design and implement large databases and data warehouses. Leverage knowledge of software engineering and apply database methodologies, techniques, and tools to minimize database errors efficiently and effectively. Provide support for production failures within scheduled on-call windows including nights/weekends. Follow development best practices such as test-driven development, continuous integration, continuous delivery, version control branching strategies and QA procedures. Establish individual goals for developer and team goals for the whole team. Review the work of subordinates and ensure a collaborative, positive, and enjoyable environment for your development team. Train and provide direction to junior team members

Qualifications:

Must have experience with the following in order to complete the above-mentioned tasks:

  • Proficient with object oriented and functional programming principles.
  • Experienced in an agile and test-driven development environment.
  • Understands code reusability, security, and performance concerns.
  • Proficient in working in Windows and Linux multi-tenant cloud-based environments, and with command-line tools.
  • Experience with PII data handling in a highly security conscious environment.
  • Experience with Java, Python, SQL, Bash, XML, JSON. Experience with Apache Airflow.
  • Experience in Snowflake utilities like SnowSQL, Streams, and Stored Procedures.
  • Solid experience and understanding of architecture, designing and operationalization of large scale data and analytics solutions.
  • Experience with cloud-based technologies, such as AWS Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, EMR, S3, Lambda, SNS, SQS.
  • Experience with Big Data Technologies, such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Tez, Spark, EMR.
  • Experience with database system, such as Snowflake, PostgreSQL, HBase, Hive.
  • Experience building real-time services utilizing cloud technologies such as Elastic Beanstalk, API Gateway.
  • Knowledge of USPS postal processing standards and related software including CASS, NCOA, DSF2, DPV, Geocoding.
  • Experience in full product life cycle management from requirements gathering to production release of a project.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects with cross team collaboration.
  • Requires a Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science or related field, and at least one (1) year of experience as a Developer, Software Engineer, or related occupation. In the alternative, the company will accept a Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years of experience in the above-mentioned field and occupation.
  • Itinerant Employment - Employee may be required to work at various unanticipated locations through the U.S.
  • Option to work from home.
Additional Information:

Dentsu International’s radically collaborative team of diverse creators unifies people, clients and capabilities through horizontal creativity to help clients create culture, change society, and invent the future.

Powered by 100% renewable energy, Dentsu International operates in over 145 markets worldwide with more than 46,000 dedicated specialists, and partners with 95 of the top 100 global advertisers. www.dentsu.com

The anticipated salary range for this position is $190,008-$218,000. Salary is based on a range of factors that include relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and geography. 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 dentsubenefitsplus.com

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.

About dentsu international

Part of Dentsu Group, Dentsu International is a network designed for what’s next, helping clients predict and plan for disruptive future opportunities and create new paths to growth in the sustainable economy. Dentsu delivers people-focused solutions and services to drive better business and societal outcomes. This is delivered through five global leadership brands - Carat, Dentsu Creative, dentsu X, iProspect and Merkle, each with deep specialisms.

Dentsu International’s radically collaborative team of diverse creators unifies people, clients and capabilities through horizontal creativity to help clients create culture, change society, and invent the future.

Powered by 100% renewable energy, Dentsu International operates in over 145 markets worldwide with more than 46,000 dedicated specialists, and partners with 95 of the top 100 global advertisers.
www.dentsu.com

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.

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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