Pega Lead System Architect

Full Time
Job Description

The Role

The Lead System Architect (LSA) will design, develop, and implement exceptional technical solutions built on Pega 7 platform for our clients in any industry. In this role, you will manage a team of technical resources and their technical implementation tasks to ensure work is delivered on-time and on-budget. The client will take full advantage of your consistently demonstrated knowledge of industry standard project delivery frameworks including Agile, Waterfall & Scrum. 

Life as a LSA at Merkle

  • We are the largest global implementation partner for Pega Marketing and Decisioning implementations with Pegasystems
  • A rapidly growing Merkle Pega Practice and a great opportunity to work with a multitude of clients across UK and EMEA regions
  • The opportunity to make a tangible impact on Merkle Pega Practice as well as our market-leading clients
  • A fun and friendly environment that is collaborative, fast, yet professional!
  • Regular, personal interaction with the Merkle Pega leadership team and senior leadership of our clients
  • Opportunity for accelerated recognition and rewards, where you’ll see your contributions and great ideas directly impact our business

Responsibilities and Duties

  • A highly technical, hands-on, motivated and collaborative individual with exceptional communication skills and proven experience working with diverse teams of technical architects, business users and IT teams
  • Strong hands-on experience in architecture, designing and implementing BPM/CRM solutions on a large scale while applying best practices to the solution
  • Excellent time management and organization skills as well as the ability to manage multiple competing business / technical priorities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate, partner, and collaborate.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile for the client and ability to work in a team-oriented environment with the ability to drive and lead by example
  • Ability to define and enforce best practices in PEGA architecture / design / coding
  • Aptitude to pick up new concepts and technology rapidly; ability to explain it to both business & IT stakeholders; Ability to propose innovative and out-of-the-box solutions for complex business problems
  • Knowledge on various Pega PRPC concepts and rule types like Activities, Functions, Data Transforms, Authentication Service, Reporting, Agents and Ruleset Management

A few of the benefits

Whether it’s the joy of working with people at the top of their game or the Merkle social calendar, people love working here – and we hope you will too

  •  Career development through Merkle University and other tools; with access to courses, textbooks and mentorship
  • Company Pension, life insurance and other corporate benefits
  • Free breakfast, fruit and most importantly, biscuits!
  •  Food Fridays – enjoy a takeaway lunch courtesy of us once a month
  • Four Thirsty – have a drink on us on a Friday afternoon!
  • A selection of other industry standard benefits

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or related field
  • At least 10+ years of PEGA experience of which 4+ years are Pega LSA hands-on experience in building and implementing model-driven, enterprise-level business solutions and applications
  • LSA certification is mandatory – both P1 and P2 (Pega 7 preferred)
  • Ability to travel to client locations (i.e. UK, EMEA) minimum 4 days per week, with a primary location in UK but NL is acceptable

Merkle does 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 stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience. 

At the point of application, the candidate must have the legal right to work in the UK as we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

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.

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specialises in the delivery of unique, personalised customer experiences across platforms and devices. We call it ‘people-based’ marketing, and with over 25 years’ experience, we are proud to be recognised as a Global leader.

Merkle’s heritage in data, technology and analytics is the foundation for our understanding of consumer insights that drives our people-based marketing strategies. With our expertise, we can offer our clients content-driven, contextual and compelling customer journeys and experiences that drive business growth.

With our Head Office in Columbia, Maryland and offices US wide, we continue to grow at a rapid rate across Europe and Asia. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network, one of the world’s biggest Global media companies.