Senior Technical Leader - Database Development Solutions
Merkle Inc. - Marlborough, MA

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Who we are:
Merkle, Inc. is the nation’s largest and fastest growing customer relationship marketing (CRM) agency with a team of over 1,400 exceptionally talented people working throughout the United States, China and the UK. This is a place where exceptionally talented people want to be -- a place where they can harness their skills, build enduring relationships, and do remarkable things they otherwise wouldn’t.

Merkle is also a place where clients want to do business. For more than 20 years, many of the world’s top brands, financial institutions and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with us to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. Our clients include Dell, DirecTV, Microsoft, Nike, Samsung, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and the American Cancer Society, to name just a few.

We’ve created an ecosystem where talented people can be comfortable and thrive. We wear jeans. We bring our dogs to work. We let off steam with some pool or foosball. We have fun. But we also work hard. We execute. We innovate. We achieve. We take care of our clients, and each other.

A company filled with this level of talent and passion is going to get noticed. And we are proud of the recognition we’ve received. We’ve been recognized by Forrester Research as a “ Leader in Database Marketing ” 3 consecutive times. We’ve been named a “ Best Place to Work ” by Baltimore Magazine in 2009, 2010 and 2011. And our CEO, David Williams, was named “ CEO of the Year ” by SmartCEO magazine.

So if you’re smart, passionate, fun, and committed, consider joining Merkle, where you’ll fit right in.

What we need:
Position Summary:
Our Technical Leaders are responsible for the detailed design and development of multi-terabyte marketing databases that integrate our client's data with demographic data for prospects and consumers. Our databases typically house hundreds of millions of individuals and billions of transactions. Once hired, the qualified candidate will be immersed in the development and maintenance of database marketing solutions to meet client business objectives.

Position Responsibilities :
Data warehouse architecture and ETL design

Build and maintain SQL procedures and ETL processes

Manage and mentor a team of up to 10 developers in a matrix organization

Design and implement technical vision for client project

Own overall project architecture and technical delivery of solution

Interact with client on regular basis

Assist in requirements gathering and data analysis as needed

Estimate work effort and assist the Project Manager with task planning and LOE (level of effort) estimates

Provide technical leadership and oversight of a project development team

Review work product of others for compliance with development standards

Provide guidance and mentoring in database marketing development best practices

Write technical documentation

Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Qualified individuals possess the Merkle attributes of being smart, curious, committed to vision, passionate, fun/pleasant, an achiever and having a sense of urgency

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Computer Science or related IT field or relevant professional experience

Exceptional understanding of SQL

More than 7 years experience with Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Netezza or other major RDBMS

Significant experience with at least one leading ETL tool, Informatica preferred

Strong knowledge of software engineering and development methodologies, techniques, and tools, including Configuration Management (CVS), Issue Tracking (Jira), and Software Development Lifecycle (waterfall; agile)

Experience as a team lead

Significant experience designing and implementing large databases and data warehouses utilizing both relational and dimensional design concepts

Working knowledge of at least one BI tool, such as Cognos, Business Objects or Microstrategy. Experience with a campaign tool, such as Alterian, preferred

Experience with Customer Data Integration or Master Data Management preferred

Experience in database marketing preferred

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Technical consulting experience a plus

Required Experience