Software Developer – Ascend offices in Austin, Texas

Looking for a company where you can be part of a team that excels in technology driven customer engagement? Then you want to join Ascend Marketing.

Ascend Marketing is an innovator in the customer engagement space, bringing a new approach to solving the challenges of true customer engagement. The Ascend Marketing Tech team is responsible for business-critical software solutions.

As an entry-level Software Developer on the Tech team, you’ll create amazing experiences for our users.

Responsibilities

  • Develop software solutions to resolve our customers’ needs.
  • Communicate clearly with engineering and product stakeholders about development decisions and tradeoffs.
  • Participate in design reviews, implementation reviews, and ad hoc conversations around how to approach client­-side application development.

Requirements

  • Foundation in Web application development (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript).
  • Foundation in CS fundamentals (OOP, run-time complexity, data structures, "algorithmic thinking").
  • Strong interest and knowledge of JavaScript including the ES2015-2016 standards.

·         Foundation in SQL and some experience working with databases.

  • Detail-oriented personality.
  • Openness to learn and be flexible.

·         B.S. in Computer Science or related area, or relevant work experience.

Bonus Skills

·         Knowledge of JQuery, React.js and Redux (or other Flux implementations).

·         Knowledge of languages such as PHP and/or Ruby.

·         Knowledge of relational database systems such as MySQL.

·         Working knowledge of CMS framework such as WordPress and/or Drupal.

·         Knowledge of responsive design + development.

·         Knowledge of writing command-line scripts.

Please note, being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment for this position.

In your cover letter please provide a response to the following questions. Please note submissions submitted without a cover letter, with answers to these questions, will not be considered:

  • Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
  • Rate your skill level in HTML on the following scale: Expert, Intermediate, Beginner, Not Used.
  • Rate your skill level in CSS on the following scale: Expert, Intermediate, Beginner, Not Used.
  • Rate your skill level in JavaScript on the following scale: Expert, Intermediate, Beginner, Not Used.
  • Rate your skill level in SQL on the following scale: Expert, Intermediate, Beginner, Not Used.
  • If offered a position, how soon could you start?

About Ascend Marketing

Ascend Marketing is an award-winning marketing services firm based in Texas with offices in Grapevine and Austin. Ascend is an established expert in the customer engagement arena, providing a range of services including strategy, data management, creative services, multi-channel marketing execution, and business intelligence and analytics.

Ascend helps clients achieve the vision of total customer engagement through complete, end-to-end customer lifecycle marketing solutions.

Founded in 2004, Ascend employs over 50 marketing and technology professionals. Ascends clients range from Fortune 100 Companies through well-funded startups.

We’re a great company to work for. We care for our people and our customers and have an enjoyable work environment. We’re a positive, cooperative and professional organization that also values good written and verbal communication skills.

If this role interests you, please apply below. Paste in your resume and cover letter that communicates your interest and highlights your experience in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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Strategic Marketing/Communications Specialist - Ascend offices in Austin, TX

The Strategic Marketing/Communications Specialist is a client interfacing position that spans a wide array of marketing program activities, including the strategic process, the creative process, marketing analysis and analytics, marketing execution and operations and digital implementation and integration. You'll work with some of the most talented and experienced marketing professionals supporting some of the largest and leading global marketing organizations.

You can expect a commitment to an intensive developmental track leading to strategic marketing leadership roles. For students thinking about a future MBA, our 'program' delivers some of the same kinds of learning, and work experience.

We're looking for very smart, super inquisitive, multi-faceted individuals that we can develop into Account Leadership Roles. If you're among the sharpest top graduates and post grads coming out programs ranging from Advertising, Communications, Marketing, Liberal Arts, and integrated programs such as Plan II and ATEC, we want to hear from you.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong academic performance
  • Natural leader; track record demonstrating leadership ability
  • High interest in the marketing field; ready to learn at rapid pace
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Strategic thinker
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Articulate; strong in verbal and written communications
  • Experience in web development and/or digital/social media marketing a plus

 

About Ascend Marketing

Ascend Marketing is an award-winning marketing services firm based in Texas with offices in Grapevine and Austin. Ascend is an established expert in the customer engagement arena, providing a range of services including strategy, data management, creative services, multi-channel marketing execution, and business intelligence and analytics.

Ascend helps clients achieve the vision of total customer engagement through complete, end-to-end customer lifecycle marketing solutions.

Founded in 2004, Ascend employees over 50 marketing and technology professionals. Ascend’s clients range from Fortune 100 Companies through well-funded startups.

We’re a great company to work for. We care for our people and our customers and have an enjoyable work environment. We’re a positive, cooperative and professional organization that also values good written and verbal communication skills.

If this role interests you, please apply below. Paste in your resume and cover letter that communicates your interest and highlights your experience in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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Email Production Specialist - Ascend offices in Grapevine, TX

Ascend is looking for an Email Production Specialist to support our Marketing Operations and Digital Production teams. A strong candidate must have a minimum of 1-3 years of experience building, coding, testing and executing email campaigns using HTML/CSS programming. This includes, but is not limited to - email channel, data/list management, dynamic email programming, responsive email design/programming concepts, SMS/MMS initiatives, requirements authoring, testing, optimization and deployment.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in meetings and discussions with strategic partners to build strong working relationships
  • Collaborate with business sponsors to understand project scope and define sponsor requirements
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive business requirements
  • Develop and/or optimize emails using HTML & CSS based on business sponsor requirements
  • Ensure that email functionality works within a variety of browsers and devices
  • Develop and execute detailed test strategies and test plans
  • Facilitate and participate in continuous process improvement initiatives
  • May solve routine support problems
  • Assist Marcom team with various aspects of the production work
  • Work independently with minimal supervision, while also being a strong team player
  • Multitask and prioritize projects in a fast-paced environment with conflicting deadlines
  • Bring strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong HTML and CSS knowledge is required
  • Strong understanding of responsive email design and programming concepts
  • Working knowledge of ESPs like Marketo, Eloqua, Kitewheel, and Exact Target
  • Working knowledge of campaign management tools
  • Performing data entry while checking for accuracy
  • Ability to convey technical information clearly and concisely to variety of audiences
  • Experience with project and document management tools like Basecamp and SharePoint
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with FTP clients is a plus
  • Working knowledge of programming languages such as C#, C++, Java, JavaScript, SQL, Python, Ruby, Visual Basic (VBA) is desired
  • Bachelor degree in business or technical discipline

Please note, being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment for this position.

 

About Ascend Marketing

Ascend Marketing is an award-winning marketing services firm based in Texas with offices in Grapevine and Austin. Ascend is an established expert in the customer engagement arena, providing a range of services including strategy, data management, creative services, multi-channel marketing execution, and business intelligence and analytics.

Ascend helps clients achieve the vision of total customer engagement through complete, end-to-end customer lifecycle marketing solutions.

Founded in 2004, Ascend employees over 50 marketing and technology professionals. Ascend’s clients range from Fortune 100 Companies through well-funded startups.

We’re a great company to work for. We care for our people and our customers and have an enjoyable work environment. We’re a positive, cooperative and professional organization that also values good written and verbal communication skills.

If this role interests you, please apply below. Paste in your resume and cover letter that communicates your interest and highlights your experience in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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Database Engineer - Ascend offices in Austin, TX

Ascend Marketing works when talented, passionate people come together to get a job done. Come help Ascend Marketing work. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for marketing solutions.

Job Summary:

As a Database Engineer at Ascend Marketing, your role is to deliver the information your business partners need to grow the business. You will assist business teams in drawing insights from our data. You are someone who wants to see the impact of their work and make a difference every day.

You know what it takes to deliver quality reporting and business intelligence solutions to the organization. You understand the value and benefit of solid data practices and how to translate that into satisfied business partners.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage data sources.
  • Integrate with APIs.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the data warehouse ecosystem.
  • Work closely with stakeholders on the data demand side (analysts).
  • Work closely with stakeholders on the data supply side (domain experts on source systems of the data).
  • Build self-monitoring, robust, scalable interfaces and data pipelines for 24/7 operations.
  • Design and build optimized OLAP and Star Schema data structures.
  • Create highly reusable code modules and packages that can be leveraged across the data pipeline.
  • Develop and maintain data dictionary for published data sources.
  • Develop and improve continuous release and testing processes.

The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks, which may be performed by the database engineer.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other STEM field, or equivalent experience in software engineering
  • 2+ years in Data Engineering.
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, computer engineering or computer science.
  • Experienced Software Engineer.
  • Experience working with relational and columnar data stores for generating Tableau data sources.
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Batch Scripting, PowerShell, C#, Ruby.
  • Experience with DB Administration of MySQL or SQL Server databases.
  • Experience using Redshift or PostrgreSQL.

 

Requirements – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – for the DataBASE Engineer position:

Below is a list of important knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform in the role of a database engineer:

  • Strong SQL skills.
  • Strong CS fundamentals and problem solving skills.
  • Strong software engineering skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders to define requirements.
  • Familiarity working with relational and columnar data stores.
  • Passionate about data-driven approaches.
  • Enjoy exploring large data sets and get excited about learning new technologies and learning in a collaborative environment.
  • Skilled at eliciting requirements from many different teams.
  • Ability to identify and resolve performance issues.
  • Skilled in extracting, transforming, and loading data.
  • Able to translate business requests into database design.

 

Please note, being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment for this position.

In your cover letter please provide a response to the following questions. Please note submissions submitted without a cover letter, with answers to these questions, will not be considered:

  • Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
  • How many years’ of contiguous experience do you have writing and executing SQL?
  • How many years’ of contiguous experience do you have with Microsoft SQL Server?
  • How many years’ of contiguous experience do you have with PostgreSQL and/or Redshift?
  • Rate your skill level in writing SQL scripts on the following scale: Expert, Intermediate, Beginner, Not Used.
  • Rate your skill level in administrating Microsoft SQL Server on the following scale: Expert, Intermediate, Beginner, Not Used.
  • Rate your skill level in administrating PostgreSQL on the following scale: Expert, Intermediate, Beginner, Not Used.
  • Rate your skill level in administrating Redshift on the following scale: Expert, Intermediate, Beginner, Not Used.
  • If offered a position, how soon could you start?

 

 About Ascend Marketing

Ascend Marketing is an award-winning marketing services firm based in Texas with offices in Grapevine and Austin. Ascend is an established expert in the customer engagement arena, providing a range of services including strategy, data management, creative services, multi-channel marketing execution, and business intelligence and analytics.

Ascend helps clients achieve the vision of total customer engagement through complete, end-to-end customer lifecycle marketing solutions.

Founded in 2004, Ascend employees over 50 marketing and technology professionals. Ascend’s clients range from Fortune 100 Companies through well-funded startups. We’re a positive, cooperative, and professional organization. We care for our people and our customers in an enjoyable work environment.

If this role interests you, please apply below. Paste in your resume and cover letter that communicates your interest and highlights your experience in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter and answers to the questions above will not be considered.

 

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IT Technical Specialist Ascend offices in Austin, Texas

 

As an IT Technical Specialist at Ascend Marketing, you will be responsible for providing technical support to the company staff. You will also work closely with our technical team to identify and escalate technical issues.

  • Maintain a high degree of customer service for all support issues.
  • Take ownership of user problems and acts proactively when dealing with user issues.
  • Able to communicate clearly with both technical and non-technical users.
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional follow-up skills.

Requirements

  • Skilled at Windows and MacOS Desktop support.
  • Skilled at OS installations and application setup for Windows and MacOS.
  • Skilled at administering Office 365.
  • Skilled at tracking hardware inventory.
  • Associates Degree or technical institute degree/certificate in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field or equivalent experience.
  • 1+ years of experience in computer hardware and software support.
  • Prefer experience in troubleshooting and resolving customer service calls in an Information Technology technical help desk environment.
  • MCSA or other current Industry certifications would be desirable.
  • Candidate must have good communications skills, be able to multi-task, learn new applications quickly, and enjoy helping others in person, over the phone, and over video conference.
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Working knowledge of a programing language such as C# or Java a plus.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision; infrequent travel may be required.

Please note, being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment for this position.

 

In your cover letter please provide a response to the following questions. Please note submissions submitted without a cover letter, with answers to these questions, will not be considered:

  • Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
  • Rate your skill level in administrating Microsoft Windows Desktop Support on the following scale: Expert, Intermediate, Beginner, Not Used.
  • Rate your skill level in administrating MacOS Desktop Support on the following scale: Expert, Intermediate, Beginner, Not Used.
  • Rate your skill level in administering Office 365 on the following scale: Expert, Intermediate, Beginner, Not Used.
  • If offered a position, how soon could you start?

 

About Ascend Marketing

Ascend Marketing is an award-winning marketing services firm based in Texas with offices in Grapevine and Austin. Ascend is an established expert in the customer engagement arena, providing a range of services including strategy, data management, creative services, multi-channel marketing execution, and business intelligence and analytics.

Ascend helps clients achieve the vision of total customer engagement through complete, end-to-end customer lifecycle marketing solutions.

Founded in 2004, Ascend employs over 50 marketing and technology professionals. Ascend’s clients range from Fortune 100 Companies through well-funded startups.

We’re a great company to work for. We care for our people and our customers and have an enjoyable work environment. We’re a positive, cooperative and professional organization that also values good written and verbal communication skills.

If this role interests you, please apply below. Paste in your resume and cover letter that communicates your interest and highlights your experience in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter and answers to the questions above will not be considered.

 

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