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Lead Enterprise Architect

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United States
Base Salary
113k-183k USD
dentsu international

Job Description

Company Description

Merkle is a 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 inspire people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology guide improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 9,600+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit

Job Description

  • You will create solution architectures for systems ensuring all recommendations are explored for time, cost and compliance to our client policies while meeting the business’ requirements.
  • You will design and present technical solution with all data ingestion, transformation, and scheduling to review with our client
  • You will analyze customer use cases, available data to prepare for automated & ongoing data ingestion to meet customer requirements
  • You will ensure understanding of requirements with Merkle policies, and with industry best practices
  • You will create solution design options based on requirements and the standards, patterns and procedures of our client
  • You will architect data feeds, design platform configurations and components needed to run complex automated campaigns
  • You will complete solution design documentation, including input into the Client’s standard reference models
  • You will identify CDP enhancements, extending frameworks and incorporating new ideas
  • You will develop necessary workflows to extract data, transform the data and load the data into CDP
  • You will be involved with data Transformation and ETL through custom development and automated solution
  • You will be involved with data Ingestion through custom development to meet client requirements
  • Streaming: You will architect and develop ongoing solutions to ingest customer data in more real-time using streaming technology
  • Batch: You will architect and develop ongoing solutions to automate batch ingestion for AEP customers
  • You will deploy final solution to a production environment (or Client end-state environment)
  • You will resolve issues related to overall platform performance from data ingestion to data distribution
  • You will enhance internal processes and services based on recurring client requests and evolving industry standards
  • You will be involved with post-deployment and provide ongoing maintenance of solution and knowledge transfer to appointed team
  • You will report into the CDP, Delivery Lead


  • 3-5+ years of hands-on experience with Adobe Experience Platform: (any of RT-CDP, AJO, CJA)
  • Experience working in an agency or consulting company across multiple industries.
  • Keep current on market tends ever-shifting industry
  • Experience collaborating on complex deals and leading teams
  • Personal technical credibility, through direct experience leading and inspiring teams (directly or indirectly) on technologies and best practices
  • Experience with activation platforms and concepts (e.g. CMS, DAM, ad serving)
  • Experience with data security/privacy best practices

Experience with:

  • Software development and Agile delivery
  • Platform architecture with focus on data ingress and egress
  • XDM & Mix-Ins (for data modeling)
  • Relational database concepts, with exposure to SQL
  • Data management, segmentation, ETL best practices
  • Scripting and query development
  • Data processing – API, Batch. Specifically – using tools such as Swagger to build and present data relationships across solutions.

Additional Information

The anticipated base salary range for this position is $113,000k-$182,850k. Actual salary will be based on a variety of factors including relevant experience, knowledge, skills and other factors permitted by law. Additionally, this position is eligible for discretionary incentive compensation. Our incentive compensation plan is subject to change. A range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid time off, and other benefits also are available. For more information about dentsu benefits, please visit

This job is fully remote.

About dentsu
Dentsu is the network designed for what’s next, helping clients predict and plan for disruptive future opportunities in the sustainable economy. Taking a people-centered approach to business transformation, dentsu combines Japanese innovation with a diverse, global perspective to drive client growth and to shape society.

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all.

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 your recruiter 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.

Advice from our career coach

A successful applicant for this position at Merkle should be well-versed in Adobe Experience Platform and experienced in working across multiple industries in an agency or consulting environment. To stand out, candidates should showcase their ability to lead and inspire teams, keep current on industry trends, and demonstrate personal technical credibility. It's important to have experience with activation platforms, data security best practices, and software development in an Agile environment. Here are some tips to help applicants standout:

  • Highlight 3-5+ years of hands-on experience with Adobe Experience Platform, showcasing specific tools and modules you have worked with (RT-CDP, AJO, CJA).
  • Showcase your ability to collaborate on complex deals and lead teams effectively, emphasizing your contribution to successful project outcomes.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of current market trends in the industry, and how you stay updated on the latest developments.
  • Provide examples of your experience with data security/privacy best practices, emphasizing the importance of maintaining data integrity and confidentiality.
  • Showcase your experience with platform architecture, data ingress/egress, and data modeling concepts like XDM & Mix-Ins.
  • Detail your experience with data management, segmentation, ETL best practices, and scripting/query development to highlight your technical proficiency.

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