Junior Software Engineer

About the job

POSITION NAME: Junior Software Engineer

LOCATION: Charlottesville, VA, Chicago, IL, New York, NY or remote


We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, driven and technically proficient software engineer to help develop innovative applications. You will expand upon your current skill set through cross-disciplinary collaboration with some of the smartest and nicest people in the industry, while learning the inner workings of a fast-paced digital marketing agency.  You will work closely with a team of developers in an agile software development environment to expand our cloud based cutting edge data insight and marketing solutions that conquer the big-data problem space.

About You

  • You love coding.
  • You love problem solving.
  • You constantly research and stay on top of the latest technologies & frameworks.
  • You’re excited by the idea of utilizing bleeding edge technologies to create unique solutions to solve problems.
  • You play well with others and have well-developed communications skills.
  • You enjoy collaborating with others to plan, design, & implement solutions.
  • You embrace agile methodologies and modern software development best practices.
  • You attack problems in a fearless, pragmatic and iterative fashion.
  • You are interested in working with big data and dynamically scalable systems.
  • You see the advantages to developing and hosting systems in cloud platforms such as AWS.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive innovation by collaborating with fellow developers and end users to rapidly produce critical features.
  • Follow Agile principles to continuously deliver increment value to our products within expected time frames.
  • Participate in the full software development life cycle from requirement gathering to application release.
  • Collaborate with architects and senior developers to design & implement technical solutions utilizing the latest technologies.
  • Advance our applications to a next-generation suite using Java/Python & Big Data technologies
  • Follow development best practices such as test-driven development, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and version control branching strategies.
  • Contribute to a collaborative, positive, and enjoyable environment for your development team.


  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field
  • Engineering or development background, 1+ years’ work experience, passion to code
  • A desire to be challenged, solve problems and stay on top of the latest technologies and frameworks
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work in a rapidly changing business environment
  • Proficient with object oriented and functional programming principles
  • Knowledge of Java, Python and SQL
  • Familiar with Algorithms and Data structures
  • Understand code reusability, security and performance concerns

 Desired Skills

  • Expertise with JVM based environments and garbage collection
  • Knowledge of RESTful API
  • Experience with AWS services such as EC2, S3, DynamoDB, SQS
  • Familiar with Test Driven Development
  • Understanding of MapReduce principles
  • Comfortable working in Unix/Linux environments and with command-line tools

Additional Information

At Merkle, we believe that a diverse environment improves us as a community and as a business. We want to foster an environment of growth, where all ideas and contributions are encouraged. We need this culture of courage to continue to thrive in our fast-paced industry. We embrace differences of opinion. We value diversity of experience and thought, which help us to challenge and define industry-leading solutions, and also support our goal of being a great place to work.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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