Front End Engineer - JavaScript / MVC
Merkle Inc. - New York, NY

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Who we are:
Merkle is the largest privately-held customer relationship marketing agency in the United States. As a leading provider of fully integrated customer relationship marketing solutions, we provide the framework for organizations to apply quantitative strategies to their marketing programs across mass, direct, and digital media. By combining a complete range of marketing, technical, analytical and creative disciplines, Merkle works with clients to design, execute and evaluate connected CRM programs. With more than 1,600 employees globally, Merkle is headquartered near Baltimore in Columbia, Maryland, with additional offices in Boston; Denver; Little Rock; Minneapolis; New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Francisco; and Shanghai.

At Merkle, we are avidly intent on being a company where exceptionally talented people want to work and clients want to do business. Our employees are engaged in solving complex client issues, and we work hard to ensure that we are keeping our employees happy – these things drive us. Merkle has been experiencing sustained 25% growth since 1989, and we hire individuals that thrive in a growth environment. We are people centric culture and proud of the recognition we have received including:

Advertising Age A-List: Top Agencies to Watch in '12;

SmartCEO Magazine as a Future 50 Company ’11;

Baltimore Magazine-Best Places to Work 2009, 10, 11

David Williams named to the “Power 20 List” in Baltimore Business Journal ’11

What we need :
Interested in building products used by top brands? Want to build the next generation of social commerce tools? We're looking for an experienced Front End Engineer that is passionate about building new web applications and experiences. We're a small team looking for people to make a big impact. This position is full-time and is based out of our New York office and reports to our newest business unit, SocialAmp.


Work with Product Engineer to build onsite social experiences

Build efficient and reusable applications

Implement engaging interfaces using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Familiar with social api's (Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn)

Participate in code reviews

Identify and address performance bottlenecks

Collaborate with other team members to innovate current/new products

Identify and communicate best practices for front-end engineering

Work closely with our product teams to define feature specifications

Required Skills


B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field

Strong knowledge of JavaScript

Understand what an MVC is

Expert with HTML/CSS

Familiar with CSS 3.0, HTML 5

PHP knowledge is a plus

Node.js knowledge is a plus

Ability to write high-performance applications

Familiar with Object Oriented JavaScript Frameworks (jQuery, Prototype, MooTools, etc.)

Experience developing applications with HTML/CSS/JS

Well versed with debugging and benchmarking

1-2 years of experience building web applications

Required Experience