Sitecore Architect at Dentsu (Kansas City, MO)

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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 5,500 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 24 additional offices in the US and 25 offices in Europe and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network, now known as dentsu International.

Job Description

Merkle is seeking a Sitecore Architect to provide leadership and direction to our Digital Experience practice. As a Sitecore Architect, you will own the overall technical design and documentation of custom built applications and tools within Sitecore.
The successful candidate will be a Sitecore subject matter expert who can act as a technical scout to quickly align projects to solutions, identify technical risks, implement prototypes and serve as a mentor, reference point and representative of the technical teams he/she works with. Support our Sales Engineers and Business Development Managers in the sales process by communicating with prospective clients about our processes, potential solution architectures and estimations. The Sitecore Architect also owns the internal starter kits and the design of accelerators and tools to promote reuse and adherence to industry best practices. As a Sitecore Architect, you will have exceptional communication skills, a high level of accountability, and a desire to provide best in class solutions to clients.
Merkle is a growing company with an employee-centric culture and high regard for technology. Our highly entrepreneurial, collaborative, and dynamic culture is the perfect place for smart, motivated people to make an impact. With competitive benefits and a dedication to work-life balance, Merkle has been named one of the best places to work in the country.

  • Consult on native Sitecore features, functionality, and architecture
  • Lead client and team discovery sessions to identify technical requirements
  • Design custom and robust Sitecore-based applications adhering to development best practices
  • Document architecture decisions and communicate intent to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Build proof-of-concepts to reduce risk and increase client and team buy-in
  • Identify Sitecore related business opportunities and lead initiatives that improve adoption
  • Champion organizational understanding and education of Sitecore
  • Facilitate project scoping and sales estimates
  • Nurture professional relationships with Sitecore contacts, community advocates, and alliance managers


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS or related field
  • 5+ years designing and building Sitecore-based applications
  • A technical mindset with great attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of application design and architecture
  • Outstanding client-facing communication and presentation abilities
  • Demonstrated understanding of delivery methodologies such as Agile and Kanban
  • Flexible schedule that accommodates up to 25% travel


  • Background in agency/consultancy work
  • Up to date Sitecore developer certifications
  • Sitecore Technology MVP
  • Active involvement in the Sitecore community
  • Experience working with distributed and remote teams

Additional Information

The anticipated salary range for this position is $120,880-$174,900. Salary is based on a wide 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

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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Dentsu operates in the AdTech industry. Dentsu was founded in 1901. It has 5090 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits, Remote Work Program. To see all 601 open jobs at Dentsu, click here.
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