Senior Data Engineer at Merkle (Detroit, MI)

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Company Description:

About DEG, a Merkle Company

Digital is in our DNA. Since our founding in 1999, DEG has become one of the fastest-growing agencies in the country. A member of Dentsu, we are a global, full-service digital experience agency crafting solutions that help national and global brands meet their business objectives. While other shops are now working to grow their digital presences, we were born here.

Our associates are always evolving and finding new ways to collaborate together to solve our clients' toughest challenges. After all, at DEG the best idea wins-no matter where it comes from.

Here, you can grow and pursue your passions, prioritize your family, contribute to your community, and actively travel. Our "work hard, play hard" mentality provides everyone with a fun, casual work environment that embraces new and better ways of doing things, and new and better things to do for our clients. The result is consistently being named one of the best places to work.

The question you must now ask is: Are you ready to evolve?

Job Description:

The Data Engineer will support multiple clients across the Merkle P&LS service line, helping to advise, design, build, deploy, and maintain data pipelines, flows, and data delivery. They will collaborate with our Client Relationship, Strategy, and Delivery teams along with the client to understand and define data pipeline requirements for promotions and loyalty based programs. They will work on multiple pipelines across clients in an agile, fast-paced, customer-centric and outcome driven environment.

Key Responsibilities

Design, Development, and Document data pipelines (DAGs) in Apache Airflow

Develop, design, and maintain data models that support reporting and dashboarding

Collaborate with Client and Client teams, Strategy, Client Relationship team, and engineering to align on data pipeline development and solutions.

Database Administration, Data warehousing

Architecture/engineering experience aligning development efforts, compliance, sustainability, and software and data design patterns to client solutions (python).

Strong skills communicating technical details to non-technical teams


The successful individual in this role is able to distill non-technical functional requirements from clients and colleagues and translate them into technical requirements and solutions. In short, this individual should poses the ability to listen to what our clients, CRG team, and strategy team say they are trying to achieve with a data solution, identify what they key components are for the success of said solution, and document, outline, and communicate the technical implementation necessary for the solution to be a success. Being able to fill in the gaps and ask questions based on subject matter expertise, and communicate why it's important. They should have a strong background in software engineering best practices (version control, "backend development", command line experience), python, and strong knowledge of SQL, relational databases, and data warehousing.

• Experience with ETL tooling and supporting programming languages such as Pentaho, Apache Airflow, and Matillion with strong skills in programming languages such as Python and R
• Strong understanding of different data warehouse schema designs, data model design and documentation, as well as query optimization
• Expert SQL Skills. Experience with relational and non-relational databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redshift, Snowflake, Elastic search, MongoDB), table design and query optimization for each specific platform
• Experience with Power BI or other data visualization tools preferred
• Experience using AWS services such as S3, Redshift, Lambda,
• Strong expectation-setting on required effort/duration to reliably deliver work to meet client deadlines

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.
More Information on Merkle
Merkle operates in the AdTech industry. The company is located in Columbia, MD, Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO, Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, Hagerstown, MD, Norristown, PA, New York, NY, Marlborough, MA, Boston, MA, Carlottesville, VA, Pittsburgh, PA, Southfield, MI, Little Rock, AR, Austin, TX, Salt Lake City , UT, San Francisco, CA and Bend, OR. Merkle was founded in 1971. It has 4000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 200 open jobs at Merkle, click here.
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