Data Programmer

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Client is looking for Data Programmer in Birmingham, AL. This is a full time permanent position. The salary range is DOE.
The Data Programmer is responsible for the daily processing and maintenance of customer data. Data is taken from various input media such as FTP, SFTP, and email and then processed according to customer specifications. These specifications can include combining and coding files, filtering records based upon a variety of criteria, cleaning records, deducing records, presorting files, and outputting files in different formats depending upon the target output device. Additionally, the programmer is responsible for designing the final document and optimizing the final output for delivery to the appropriate finishing device.
The Data Programmer is responsible for running all necessary reports required to ensure data integrity and for getting these reports back to Client Services for approval before the job runs. Adherence to documented procedures for logging, tracking, and archiving data as well as all security procedures surrounding customer data and media is required.
Primary responsibilities include:
Work with multiple file formats (Excel, Access, Delimited, Label Image, xml) from multiple sources (FTP, SFTP, Email).
Verify and maintain file integrity throughout entire process, alerting Client Services to customer requests that are unable to be performed while still maintaining data integrity.
Generate accurate reports on data activities (deduping, file combining, record suppression) for customer approval to ensure integrity.
Generate correct output file dependent upon targeted output device and supply production with an accurate description of the data and proofs, if required.
Fully utilize the features of FirstLOGICs PostalSoft Suite, and GMC PrintNet or other programs as defined and determine which tool is best used for the job based upon customer specifications.
A good understanding of Microsoft Access and UltraEdit to handle post/preprocessing tasks whenever possible to limit tasks needing programming support.
Maintain a positive relationship with Client Services, supporting them with timely and accurate reports as well as accurate information for developing quality specifications for upcoming projects.
Maintaining IS documentation on all jobs where employee is the primary programmer.
Specific Job Skills
Highest level of detail, organization, and accuracy skills
Must be disciplined, flexible results-oriented and decisive with a can do attitude
Excellent communication skills.
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with changing demands
High level of database experience needed
A high level of GMC PrintNet/Inspire experience a must
Previous experience using BCCs Mail Manager or FirstLOGICs PostalSoft Suite preferred
VIPP Programming a plus
Experience with Microsoft Access, SQL, Foxpro, VB.net preferred
Experience with Microsoft Windows in a networked environment; Linux/BSD/UNIX experience is a plus
Candidate must be willing to relocate

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