Marketing Automation Solution Architect - Ascend offices in Austin or Grapevine, TX

As a Marketing Automation Solution Architect you will be responsible for designing, developing and executing marketing automation and CRM integration for our client’s multichannel communication’s programs to drive engagement, acquisition, onboarding, loyalty and revenue growth. 

You will work closely with our client’s technology/marketing/sales organizations to help develop strategy, stakeholder maps, customer journeys, project plans, milestones and measurements leveraging marketing technologies and automation, including Marketo and Adobe Campaign. You will serve as the technical project lead and solution architect, interfacing our clients as well as internal support teams. You will also support pre-sales initiatives through your thought leadership and by leveraging your experience to develop use-cases, program design (scope/pricing) and new business proposals.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years’ hands-on experience with Marketo and CRM software powering marketing and sales programs via CRM integration.
  • Marketo certified (requirement); Adobe Campaign, Eloqua SFDC certification a plus.
  • Must have a good understanding of the Web and Web technology (HTML, CSS and basic JavaScript) and the ability and desire to grow his or her technical skill set.
  • Previous experience in or working closely with Information Systems and/or Marketing Operations.
  • Proven experience interfacing with high-level Marketing, Sales, and IT executives.
  • Strong data evaluation skills, with the ability to extract and interpret data from various sources to offer creative marketing solutions and business decisions.
  • Ensure adherence to the architecture governance processes and compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • Experience and comfort with developing various frameworks to which engage various marketing technology problems.
  • Good understanding of relational data structure (basic SQL knowledge a plus).
  • Understanding of service-oriented architecture databases, data modeling techniques.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining system documentation and training materials.
  • Highly self-motivated contributor who works well as an individual and within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills; capacity to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously, work in cross-functional teams and communicate with all levels of management.
  • Interpersonal skills: exceptional verbal/written communication, listening, coaching and presentation skills with high attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, MIS or Business Administration or equivalent.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop best in class inbound/outbound marketing automation platform, methodology and infrastructure that intersects with various toolsets to build and manage top to bottom of funnel engagement, metrics, scoring, and nurturing.
  • The methodologies, and hands-on experience in implementing Marketo and other marketing automation (Adobe Campaign; Eloqua) and CRM platforms.
  • Collaborates with technical resources to plan and design marketing’s technical infrastructure and integrations to ensure the procured tools are properly implemented and integrated for Marketing.
  • CRM administrative experience including but not limited to implementations/migrations/database design/workflow design/assessments/triggers/workflows.
  • Administers tools for marketing: marketing automation platform and customer relationship management – ensuring data quality standards are upheld and marketing’s efforts are properly tracked and recorded.
  • Works with other support resources to help develop marketing and sales reports. Helps performance management team build program tracking processes and reports in marketing automation platform and CRM applications, including Saleforce.com.

 

NO SPONSORSHIP IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION. U.S. CITIZENS OR GREEN CARD HOLDERS ONLY.

 

About Ascend Marketing

Ascend Marketing is an expert in the Customer Engagement arena, specifically within Journey Marketing. Ascend provides a range of services including strategic marketing, advanced data analytics, digital marketing, creative services, and advanced technology. Founded in 2004, Ascend provides marketing services to companies that range from well-funded startups to the Fortune 100, including Verizon, Nokia, and Acorda Therapeutics among others.

Send your resume to Victoria Milner at vmilner@ascend-marketing.com with a cover letter that communicates your interest in the position and highlights your qualifications in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

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Web Developer - Ascend offices in Austin or Grapevine, TX

Ascend Marketing is looking for a Website Developer with a passion for building great digital experiences that are functionally and visually appealing.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills to a variety of audiences, including clients at different levels and with different backgrounds.
  • Over 4 years of software development experience with expertise in front-end Web development and Digital technologies with Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering or related field.
  • Extensive hands-on experience building sites using WordPress and be comfortable working in multiple different platforms; familiarity with other content management systems highly desirable.
  • Extensive hands-on work experience building web applications using AngularJS, JavaScript, HTML/HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Bootstrap and SQL.
  • Extensive Knowledge in developing single-page applications (SPAs) using various JavaScript frameworks like AngularJS, Backbone.js, and Node.js.
  • Ideal candidate should have in-depth understanding of the web application development architecture, JavaScript frameworks, Agile methodology and have worked in a fast-paced agile environment.
  • Working experience integrating with AWS services like AWS RDS and DynamoDB by creating configuration, build, and test scripts for Continuous Integration environments.
  • Skill set: AngularJS, Backbone.js, and Node.js, building components using Ajax, JQuery, Object Oriented (OO) JavaScript, JSON, PHP, and XML.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in the specification and design of new features at client or business request.
  • Develops, maintains, enhances, and tests frontend applications of moderate to high complexity.
  • Work with the back-end developers in the process of building APIs Working with a team of engineers.
  • Under broad direction, designs and implements integration with the Backend Databases.
  • Understands and has a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

 

NO SPONSORSHIP IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION. U.S. CITIZENS OR GREEN CARD HOLDERS ONLY.

 

About Ascend Marketing

Ascend Marketing is an expert in the Customer Engagement arena, specifically within Journey Marketing. Ascend provides a range of services including strategic marketing, advanced data analytics, digital marketing, creative services, and advanced technology. Founded in 2004, Ascend provides marketing services to companies that range from well-funded startups to the Fortune 100, including Verizon, Nokia, and Acorda Therapeutics among others.

Send your resume to Victoria Milner at vmilner@ascend-marketing.com with a cover letter that communicates your interest in the position and highlights your qualifications in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

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Front-End Developer - Ascend offices in Austin or Grapevine, TX

Ascend Marketing is looking for a Front End Developer with proven strategic, developments and critical thinking skills with a passion and expertise for building sophisticated applications across our business and client engagements. You will write smart, effective and well tested code across all layers of our platform. You will be part of a highly collaborative team that develops strategy, programs and peer reviews code to help Ascend and our clients achieve our respective business goals.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related technical discipline and 6+ years practical experience.
  • Ability to create well-formatted HTML5 layouts, understanding of web standards
  • Functional Photoshop and basic image manipulation skills
  • Strong WordPress Development experience (thorough understanding of WordPress APIs, particularly the Plugin API)
  • Strong in Front-end (CSS) framework like Foundation or Bootstrap
  • Strong experience in Back-end programming languages Python and  Node.js, etc.
  • Strong experience in Advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as AngularJS, ReactJS etc.
  • Strong experience in CSS Preprocesors like Saas or LESS
  • Web server technologies like Node.js, J2EE, Apache, Nginx, ISS, etc.
  • Development experience for both mobile and desktop.
  • Server-side languages such as Node.js, Jade, EJS, Jinja, etc.
  • Experience with chatbot APIs and usage of push notifications.
  • Strong knowledge of modern web techniques such as JAMstack
  • Strong hands-on experience with Cloud infrastructure (AWS preferred)
  • Strong architecture skills in both front end and back end
  • Practical experience with REST
  • Deep understanding of SaaS
  • Understanding of SQL and NoSQL systems
  • Strong object-oriented design techniques and reusable component design
  • Fluent with JavaScript automated testing toolkits (mocha, chai, sinon, protractor).
  • Expert with GIT, can rebase or cherry-pick, do complex merges and fix it when problem happens.
  • Strong sense of design.
  • Strong analysis, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience with online advertising world.
  • Excellent communication skills and great team player.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Converting ideas and designs into technical specifications with novel implementations
  • Provides thought and innovative thinking regarding the latest digital marketing trends, emerging technologies, Content Management and Advanced Website Development
  • Coding new WordPress themes and plugins from scratch and modifying existing themes and plugins
  • Maintaining and administering WordPress installations
  • Performing SEO optimizations and implementing website statistic tracking and analytics
  • Utilizing JavaScript frameworks to implement website functionality
  • Working with professionally layered Photoshop/Sketch documents to create web optimized images
  • Advocate for strong Agile development methodologies, pair programming, automated testing, continuous integration.
  • Lead and assist teammates by providing advice and guidance, training, code reviews.
  • Collaborate with Other Node and/or Python developers in designing solutions across the stack.
  • Collaborate with Product and UI/UX teams to design and build responsive, data rich tools for our customers.
  • Build elegant and maintainable Responsive Web Applications using JavaScript, Angular, React and related technologies.
  • Build systems which integrate with Third Party Systems.

 

NO SPONSORSHIP IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION. U.S. CITIZENS OR GREEN CARD HOLDERS ONLY.

 

About Ascend Marketing

Ascend Marketing is an expert in the Customer Engagement arena, specifically within Journey Marketing. Ascend provides a range of services including strategic marketing, advanced data analytics, digital marketing, creative services, and advanced technology. Founded in 2004, Ascend provides marketing services to companies that range from well-funded startups to the Fortune 100, including Verizon, Nokia, and Acorda Therapeutics among others.

Send your resume to Victoria Milner at vmilner@ascend-marketing.com with a cover letter that communicates your interest in the position and highlights your qualifications in the areas above. Please note that portfolios of work samples will be required for qualified candidates. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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Production Artist - Ascend office in Austin, TX

Ascend is looking for a part-time, on-demand Production Artist to edit and prepare creative projects, ensuring they meet clients’ requirements.

Your role will be to take on designs during the final stages of development and meticulously prepare them for digital or print publication. To be successful in this position, you should have an extraordinary attention to detail and keep up to date on best practices for preparing and packaging digital and print files. You should also have a good eye for design and be able to make edits while maintaining the integrity of the creative.


DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Proven work experience as a Production Artist, Graphic Designer or similar role
  • Sample files and a portfolio of completed creative projects
  • Possess a mix of both creative and technical skills
  • Solid knowledge of the printing process and digital production
  • Hands-on experience with image editing and design software
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and web development systems
  • Creativity skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work quickly but also remain extremely detail-oriented.
  • BSc degree in Visual Arts or relevant field
  • Strong HTML and PowerPoint knowledge is a plus

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Liaise with project managers to define design requirements
  • Review graphics, layouts and fonts before products are completed
  • Use best practices to edit, prepare and package design projects with extreme accuracy using industry standard applications
  • Retouch images to improve quality both in digital and print formats
  • Suggest and apply image and file structure improvements
  • Follow deadlines to ensure timely delivery
  • Archive produced images and graphics
  • Follow up with clients to ensure their requirements are met
  • Keep up-to-date with trends in graphic design techniques and software

 

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 expert in the Customer Engagement arena, specifically within Journey Marketing. Ascend provides a range of services including strategic marketing, advanced data analytics, digital marketing, creative services, and advanced technology. Founded in 2004, Ascend provides marketing services to companies that range from well-funded startups to the Fortune 100, including Verizon, Nokia, and Acorda Therapeutics among others.

Send your resume to Victoria Milner at vmilner@ascend-marketing.com with a cover letter that communicates your interest in the position and highlights your qualifications in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

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Full Stack Developer - Ascend offices in Austin or Grapevine, TX

Imagine a new kind of marketing partner; one that helps clients fully transform their marketing to attain the vision of next-level customer engagement . This is Ascend. We’re a team of dedicated and talented people with years of marketing and technology experience.

We are excited to be hiring for the position of Full Stack Developer.  To keep things simple, we are looking for someone with a passion for building advanced web applications and software. This type of talented developer will currently work a lot with HTML, CSS, APIs, Databases, JavaScript, and server-side language (like Ruby, C#, or PHP). 

The role of our Full Stack Developer will entail much more than the conventional “sit and code” environment. You will be prompted to showcase the full range of your capabilities by assisting with architecture, design, hands-on development, and more. If you wish to contribute on a large scale and want your opinion to matter, this is the place you want to be.  At Ascend we like people who are well rounded, whether its back end or front end.  It’s always good to have a rounded set of skills so you can chip in and help others when needed. The individual best suited for this position is one with a high attention to detail, a mind for algorithms and creative software application, and a great amount of personal drive. If you want to be a part of accomplishing things never accomplished before on the internet - this is the place for you


QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
We expect you to have:

  • At least 4 years of tangible work experience with full stack web development
  • The ability to demonstrate completed projects and describe functionality
  • Experience with REST APIs and client-server architectures and Object-Oriented design
  • Proficiency in DB, languages, and frameworks such as: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Python, Ruby, C#, PHP, SQL, SQL Server, MySQL, Node.js
  • Knowledge of building organized code with security principles in mind and maintaining it
  • Positive attitude and hunger for solving problems

Bonus points:

  • Advanced (M.S.) degree or a longer work history
  • Experience with digital/social media marketing tools and technologies
  • Skills in: JQuery, Ajax, JSON, XML, React.js, Redux, Responsive Web Design

 

About Ascend Marketing

Ascend Marketing is a TX-based company with offices in Grapevine and Austin. Ascend has established itself as an expert in the Customer Engagement arena, specifically within Journey Marketing. Ascend Marketing provides a range of services including marketing, data, digital, creative services, and advanced technology. Founded in 2004, Ascend employs close to 50 professionals and services companies that range from well-funded startups to the Fortune 100, including Verizon, Frontier, Nokia, and Acorda Therapeutics among others.

If this describes you, send your resume to Victoria Milner at vmilner@ascend-marketing.com  with a cover letter that communicates your interest in the position and highlights your qualifications in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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Strategic Marketing Specialist - Ascend offices in Austin or Grapevine, TX

The Strategic Marketing 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 Marketing, Mathematics, Advertising, Economics, and integrated programs such as Plan II and ATEC, we want to hear from you.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong academic performance with a slant towards analytics
  • 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 business analytics and/or project management a plus.

 

About Ascend Marketing

Ascend Marketing is an expert in the Customer Engagement arena, specifically within Journey Marketing. Ascend provides a range of services including strategic marketing, advanced data analytics, digital marketing, creative services, and advanced technology. Founded in 2004, Ascend provides marketing services to companies that range from well-funded startups to the Fortune 100, including Verizon, Nokia, and Acorda Therapeutics among others.

Send your resume to Victoria Milner at vmilner@ascend-marketing.com with a cover letter that communicates your interest in the position and highlights your qualifications in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

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Strategic Marketing Project Leader - Ascend offices in Austin or Grapevine, TX

The Strategic Project Leader plays a pivotal role by providing exceptional marketing, strategic thinking, service and value to our clients. This role leads the marketing, strategic, tactical and support functions in order to achieve the client and company objectives. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to lead and complete initiatives on time and on budget for large, complex projects. Strong marketing, strategic planning, project planning, organizational and communication skills needed.  Outstanding client relationship skills required.  The desire to understand and work with next generation marketing, such as Journey Marketing and advanced technology, is vital.

As a key member of our Customer Experience team, your areas of focus will include:

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create outstanding marketing strategies and plans to successfully meet client objectives
  • Foster outstanding working relationship with clients through collaboration, influence, negotiation and flawless execution
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the client’s businesses, brands, customers, marketing and competitive environments
  • Design, lead and implement marketing-focused, strategic project solutions to meet/exceed client’s objectives
  • Lead and drive the work effort to successfully accomplish large, complex marketing project(s)
  • Build outstanding working relationships across all internal functions in order to achieve client objectives
  • Create the work plan, schedules and performance metrics to foster a collaborative, and energized team to produce outstanding client work
  • Effectively lead and motivate internal team to produce best in class work
  • Work within all internal software programs to track and analyze project(s)
  • Grow and expand client(s) with new, repeat projects
  • Manage all internal costs with accountability for an on-budget delivery

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated accomplishments in B2B and / or B2C marketing for major company, including expert knowledge of  methodologies and digital technologies
  • 4 - 6 year’s experience in marketing management
  • Demonstrated experience with marketing strategic planning, positioning, target audience, market research, analysis, campaign development and execution
  • Outstanding listening skills and the empathy to collect, process and interpret client requirements
  • Analytically minded, comfortable with data, response metrics, advanced technology and trend analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal skill by building appropriate rapport, establishing and maintaining constructive and effective relationships
  • Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Self-starter who can work with minimal guidance
  • Comfortable with advanced software and technology
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

 

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors in Business, or MBA, with emphasis in Marketing
  • Diversity in life experiences, interests and community service valued

 

BEHAVIORS

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
  • Enthusiastic: Shows eager enjoyment and interest
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Living Ascend Values: Heart for people. Integrity at our core. Excellence in all we do. Spirit in work and life.

 

ABOUT ASCEND MARKETING

Ascend Marketing is a TX-based company with offices in Grapevine and Austin. Ascend has established itself as an expert in the Customer Engagement arena, specifically within Journey Marketing. Ascend Marketing provides a range of services including marketing, data, digital, creative services, and advanced technology. Founded in 2004, Ascend employs close to 50 professionals and services companies that range from well-funded startups to the Fortune 100, including Verizon, Frontier, Nokia, and Acorda Therapeutics among others.

If this describes you, send your resume to Victoria Milner at vmilner@ascend-marketing.com  with a cover letter that communicates your interest in the position and highlights your qualifications in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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Digital Production Specialist - Ascend offices in Grapevine, TX

Ascend is looking for a Digital 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 a TX-based company with offices in Grapevine and Austin. Ascend has established itself as an expert in the Customer Engagement arena, specifically within Journey Marketing. Ascend Marketing provides a range of services including marketing, data, digital, creative services, and advanced technology. Founded in 2004, Ascend employs close to 50 professionals and services companies that range from well-funded startups to the Fortune 100, including Verizon, Frontier, Nokia, and Acorda Therapeutics among others.

If this describes you, send your resume to Victoria Milner at vmilner@ascend-marketing.com  with a cover letter that communicates your interest in the position and highlights your qualifications in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter 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 a TX-based company with offices in Grapevine and Austin. Ascend has established itself as an expert in the Customer Engagement arena, specifically within Journey Marketing. Ascend Marketing provides a range of services including marketing, data, digital, creative services, and advanced technology. Founded in 2004, Ascend employs close to 50 professionals and services companies that range from well-funded startups to the Fortune 100, including Verizon, Frontier, Nokia, and Acorda Therapeutics among others.

If this describes you, send your resume to Victoria Milner at vmilner@ascend-marketing.com  with a cover letter that communicates your interest in the position and highlights your qualifications in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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Business Intelligence Analyst - Ascend offices in Grapevine, TX

The business intelligence analyst is responsible for analyzing data to understand market trends, increase profitability, and improve marketing efficiencies. A thorough understanding of the current state of the organization and market place is necessary. The candidate must be meticulous about producing quality work and have excellent communication skills.

Business intelligence analysts work closely with the marketing operations teams and regularly provides strategic input based on past/current/future (modeling) trends seen in the data. In addition, business intelligence analysts serve as liaisons between business and technical teams and often translates technical BI tool requirements to the technical team.

In particular, this person should be proficient SQL and creating dashboards using Tableau, Qlik, or other Business Intelligence applications in order to support Ascend Marketing’s reporting platform and strategy. This position will be supporting various stages of the end-to-end report development lifecycle, with specific responsibilities related to the requirements, architecture, design, and implementation reporting tools.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides analytic support by coordinating data extraction from various databases and data interpretation.
  • Support the development, optimization, and enhancement of dashboards in BI Reporting Tools.
  • Support the maintenance of production dashboards in BI Reporting Tools.
  • Support the analysis of requirements, design specifications, development, and technical and user documentation of report development through direct interaction with internal/external customers.
  • Leads activities to help understand business objectives, assumptions and constraints related to a particular question/problem where reporting tools can serve as a solution.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be proficient in SQL, knowledge of R desired
  • Must have Tableau experience
  • Experience in data modeling desired
  • Experience in QlikView or QlikSense desired

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business with Data Analytics/Math/Engineering/other similar field
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience REQUIRED

 

ABOUT ASCEND MARKETING

Ascend Marketing is a TX-based company with offices in Grapevine and Austin. Ascend has established itself as an expert in the Customer Engagement arena, specifically within Journey Marketing. Ascend Marketing provides a range of services including marketing, data, digital, creative services, and advanced technology. Founded in 2004, Ascend employs close to 50 professionals and services companies that range from well-funded startups to the Fortune 100, including Verizon, Frontier, Nokia, and Acorda Therapeutics among others.

If this describes you, send your resume to Victoria Milner at vmilner@ascend-marketing.com  with a cover letter that communicates your interest in the position and highlights your qualifications in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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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.

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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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