Graduate Java Software Engineer

March 28, 2024

Job Description

Dentsu is the network designed for what’s next, helping clients predict and plan for inspiring future opportunities and create new paths to growth in the sustainable economy. Taking a people-centered approach to business transformation, we use insights to connect brand, content, commerce, and experience, underpinned by modern creativity.

Merkle is an important part of our world-class offering a global performance marketing agency with a 32-year experience helping the best brands in the world create personalised experiences at every stage of the customer life cycle. Some of their esteemed brand relationships include Citibank, EmblemHealth, Dell, AARP, AT&T, Target, L’Oréal, Universal Orlando Resorts and the American Cancer Society.

We’re located in sunny Barcelona, just a short walk from the beach and we’re hiring several Graduate Java SW Engineers to integrate into our growing agile teams. Working for one of the biggest telecommunications and media companies worldwide.

Reporting to the Team Lead, you will be ready to push the boundaries of digital change and join a growing team with an amazing work environment in this hybrid working model.

Job Description
Graduate Program Overview

Come and be a part of our professional, collaborative, and fun work environment, where everyone gets to make a difference. We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals that have recently graduated in Computing Engineering or similar.

We started our graduate program 12 years ago, so we have lot of experience on adopting graduates and making them part of one of our 14 Scrum teams from day 1. You will be able to develop your career here if you want to: Some of those former trainees are now Scrum Masters or experienced developers.

Our goal is to build teams using Agile methodologies, for that we focus a lot on people, trying to find team players with a good motivated mindset and willingness to participate in professional development activities to stay current on technology information. That helps us to create a fully collaborative environment with everyone thinking about continuous improvement. We all make the team better and better.

From day 1, you will be part of a development team. That means that you will participate in all ceremonies during the development sprint as well as the team decision-making process.

We believe in ‘learn by doing’ working hand to hand with experienced and non-so experienced professionals in our teams.

Additionally, you will have access to our Corporate Digital Learning Platform with access to dozens of courses and technical books online. We also do internal training like Test-driven Development, Spring and React courses.

The goal is to become more than just a full stack developer. You will be able to get involved with automation testing for both backend and frontend as well.

As a Java trainee you will:

  • Report to the Team Lead and you will be part of a Scrum development team in Barcelona, so you will not only learn about Scrum framework but also the values that makes a great team.
  • You will work with senior developers, so you’ll learn a lot!
  • Develop software (both backend and frontend)
  • Interact with QA in the teams to make sure everybody understands what we have to deliver, and that all new functionality is covered with tests – In some teams you will do QA too.

What we’re looking for

  • Graduates with a Computer Engineering university degree (Bachelor or Master)
  • We will also consider you if you’re not a graduate but are looking for a career switch.
  • Java, React. Oracle SQL, MySQL some basics of these.
  • You like writing good software and want to create good, clean quality code.
  • You are interested in an agile environment.
  • You are curious and motivated to learn.
  • You’re a great team player.
  • English is essential as most of our communication takes place in English.

Additional Information
Life at Merkle

  • We have a fantastic mentoring program in place to help you stay informed about relevant technology trends and developments with what we do.
  • Learn how everything works, and to prepare you to be a solid, experienced Java developer.
  • You will directly work with a portfolio of international clients in many sectors.
  • During the graduate programme you will see different types of Java development projects.
  • We will evaluate your performance and adjust training needs.

Additional information

  • Attractive and great compensation package.
  • Spanish/English Lessons
  • Free Life and Health Insurance
  • Career development through Merkle University and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Day off on your birthday.
  • Annual wellness days.
  • Merkle Care Employee Assistance Program.
  • Merkle Benefits Club.
  • Reduced fee in Andjoy.
  • 2 volunteering days per annum.
  • Flexible salary compensation scheme.

Inclusion and Diversity

Our diverse and inclusive culture enables our employees to bring their whole selves to work and be proud of doing so. For us, this is the foundation for great innovation which, in turn, generates better outcomes for our people, partners, and communities. This is why we encourage applications from people with disabilities, and of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds, and cultures.

About dentsu

Taking a people-centered approach to business transformation, we use insights to connect brand, content, commerce and experience, underpinned by modern creativity. As part of Dentsu Group Inc. we are headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and our 65,000 employee-base of dedicated professionals work across four regions (Japan, Americas, EMEA and APAC). Dentsu combines Japanese innovation with a diverse, global perspective to achieve client growth and to shape society.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion sits at the heart of our Social Impact strategy – our integrated sustainability strategy which includes our ambition to build a fair and more equal society, where everyone is equipped to excel.

Merkle do not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Experience required in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience.

As part of our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and as an Equal Opportunities employer, if you require reasonable adjustments during the selection process please engage directly with your Recruiter.