Systems Administrator/ Developer
Merkle Inc. - Montvale, NJ

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Who we are:
Merkle, a technology enabled, data driven customer relationship marketing (CRM) firm, is the nation’s largest privately-held agency. 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 2,000 employees globally, Merkle has offices in Boston; Columbia; Denver; Hagerstown; Little Rock; London; Minneapolis; Montvale; Nanjing; 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. For more than 25 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: GEICO, Dell, DirecTV, Microsoft, MetLife, Regions, Travelers, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Cancer Society, and Susan G. Komen to name just a few.

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, with revenues of $315M in 2013 and a projected run rate of approximately $360M for 2014. 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: “Agency to Watch in 2012”;

SmartCEO Magazine as a Future 50 Company ’11;

The Washington Post’s Post 200 ’13;

The Denver Post’s Top Workplaces ’13;

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Top Workplaces ’12, ’13;

Baltimore Magazine’s Best Places to Work 2009, ‘10, ’11;

What we need :
Looking for a systems administrator/developer who is interested in working with the latest web and big data technologies. We are developing leading edge data management solutions using open source SQL and NoSQL technologies built in the cloud. We need smart, enthusiastic, driven individuals to build our team and produce world class solutions for our clients.

Responsibilities include:
Design, develop, and maintain complex, real-time, high-performance server technology architecture

Manage system setup and scalability

Work with vendors to ensure best of class solution is available

Ability to take responsibility and work independently on a small team

Required Skills

Experience with managing an always-on, highly scalable environment is required.

Real-world experience with web servers, TCP/IP, HTTP, inter-process communication and multithreading

Strong understanding of algorithms and software engineering

Strong trouble shooting/problem solving capability

Self starter, motivated and can work unsupervised

Experience working with cloud based systems

Ability to work in a rapidly changing business environment

Team player

Experience building real-time, high-performance systems

Shell scripting and systems maintenance

Vendor and operations management experience is highly desirable

7+ years of professional work experience

BS Computer Science or equivalent experience

Required Experience