Data Systems Developer

    Sector:
    Marketing Communications
    Location:
    Leeds
    Salary:
    Competitive Salary (DoE) + Benefits
    Reference:
    12061 JHO

    As part of our client’s data team, the successful candidate will design and build workflows and systems for the production of personalised print.

    The Position:

    The appointed Data Systems Developer will assume responsibility for:

    • Creating and developing code and applications to perform complex client data requirements
    • Creating, testing and troubleshooting e-shots and websites
    • Using Inspire Designer to create bespoke workflows from multiple datasets up to and over a million records
    • Managing and manipulating data accurately and securely, troubleshooting issues
    • Generating layouts and templates within Inspire Designer to produce personalised printed goods
    • Writing and testing code, refining and rewriting as necessary
    • Testing new programs and workflows
    • Configuring mailing routes within a print and data environment (Standard Mail, Mailsort, Mailmark, Admail, Greenpost)
    • Using Bulk Mailer to provide reports and sortation information for Royal Mail or other upstream mail providers
    • Using Catfish W2P systems to setup, configure and maintain online Web2Print systems
    • Working closely with project managers, designers, other developers, external developers (where necessary,) systems analysts, sales and marketing teams to facilitate business and client requirements

    The Candidate:

    Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

    • Proven data development experience with competence in coding, SQL, PHP, Excel and VBA
    • Strong numerical analysis and problem-solving skills
    • An understanding of basic code level scripting within Inspire Designer
    • Self-motivation, discipline and a keen desire to learn and progress
    • (Ideally) experience of using Crystal Reports
    • Confident and engaging communication skills – both written and verbal
    • Excellent attention to detail and a willingness to be accountable for audit management and training
    • Strong time management and productivity skills to project manage against tight deadlines, ensuring all paperwork and reporting is in line with output measures and targets
    • An ability to work collaboratively with immediate and wider teams
    • An understanding of the need for privacy and compliance in dealing with confidential business information and sensitive data

    The Company:

    Our client is an award-winning provider of creative, marketing, print, communications, digital and fulfilment services for a diverse range of market sectors. The company’s in-house creative, cross media, web and marketing teams are able to present fantastic design concepts and online marketing initiatives, the recent acquisition of an established events management business having further diversified its comprehensive service offering. Ongoing training and development is at the heart of the company’s culture, with continuous performance reviews to ensure that all employees maintain and develop compliance and competency within their roles.

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