Senior Frontend Developer: React (Remote) at Merkle

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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 Senior Interactive Developers who have proven experience developing and supporting web applications utilizing all front-end technologies. Candidates must have experience working in structured environments following Agile methodologies.

Leveraging a solid knowledge of HTML / CSS, JavaScript, and JavaScript frameworks, candidates will work in a collaborative environment to develop highly interactive digital experiences.


Candidates will take direction from managers and tech leads while communicating issues, providing estimates, and helping to envision creative solutions to technical issues. Senior Interactive Developers must identify project risks, raise concerns with project leadership, and provide alternatives to handling risks by working with creative, experience, and development team members to identify and resolve issues. The ideal candidate will have experience interfacing with various back-end technologies as well as frameworks and services. Senior Interactive Developers at Isobar must demonstrate the ability to master new / emerging technologies, stay up-to-date with relevant technologies, and proactively suggest architecture changes and new coding practices. They must also take initiative to offer technical direction and creative solutions, including leading code reviews and mentoring more junior developers. The candidate must have consulting experience, be a team player with a positive attitude, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position may require travel.



Required Experience / Skills
• Strong experience with web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, React Js and JSON, and awareness of inherent pros and cons of different JS frameworks
• Thorough understanding of responsive design, browser behavior and compatibility, and crossbrowser optimization / troubleshooting
• Solid knowledge of the concepts and advantages of using compression and other optimization techniques (sprites, etc.) to improve front-end performance
• Able to develop against common, open APIs (Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, etc.)
• Solid knowledge of common creational, structural, and behavioral design patterns and programming models
• Familiar with data modeling and the relationship between front-end development and back-end data sources
• Working knowledge in implementing custom visualization (data, graphics, animations, etc.)
• Experience implementing a given layout into a functioning interactive design
• Familiar with at least one tool to analyze performance within a system (e.g., Java profilers, DB profilers, etc.)
• Proficient in several programming languages, web technologies, and technical architectures
• Able to design and implement modules of code, leveraging best practices as examples for junior developers
• Ability to troubleshoot, debug, performance-tune, and optimize a module of code
• Familiarity with optimization tools (e.g., integration with Omniture/Optimost/DTM/etc.)
• Experience with Adobe Photoshop and other graphic-editing tools
• Experience with source code management tools (e.g., Git, SVN, Ant, Maven)
• Familiar with Scrum or other Agile methodologies
• Able to produce quality design documents acceptable for client consumption
• Ability to document solutions using proven methods (UML, flow charting, ER diagrams)
• Bachelors or Masters Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science

Nice to Have
• Experience with NodeJS
• Experience with XML technologies such as XSD, XSL, XPATH
• Design and conceptual skills

Additional Information:

  • 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.
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 1 open jobs at Merkle, click here.
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