Variable Data Print Programmer (5430 )

IT Lake Mary, Florida


Position at Curtis 1000 Inc


Successful candidates must be self-motivated with excellent written and verbal communications skills and have the ability to multi-task, analyze, troubleshoot, and problem-solve complex list processing scenarios in a fast paced production environment. Precision and accuracy are vital to success in this role.

Qualified candidate must also be able to meet deadlines, adapt to change, multi-task and troubleshoot problems when they arise. Proficiency with variable data print and composition software such as GMC Adobe inDesign, XMPie, or Fusion Pro is preferred. A degree or related certificate in Graphic Arts or two to three years practical experience in the print industry with any programming language as it applies to print composition products such as XMPie,GMC, Fusion Pro, etc…

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded as management may deem necessary.

  • Consult with client or supervisor to evaluate individual project needs.
  • Possess advanced skills in image manipulation and color management.
  • Study instructions (illustrations, photographs, or text) to plan presentation of product, or service.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, select style and size of type, and create sample layouts.
  • Analyzes customer data and integrates into variable templates using relational logic, basic programming language, and the application’s visual tools.
  • Prepare proofs for client to gain approval for production of job.
  • Create finished layout, or prepare instructions for workers who assemble and prepare final layouts.
  • Review quality of final product before release to production.
  • Document process or process improvements on all jobs.
  • Maintain technical competency and remain current in technology and changes within industry.
  • Possess knowledge and initiative to automate processes, and make suggestions for improvements related to process, quality, and increasing overall productivity in the department.


  • 5+  years applicable programming experience
  • Knowledge of Visual Fox Pro 9.0 or above, BCC, Adobe Creative Suite (inDesign), XMPIE
  • Ability to perform basic data hygiene in Visual FoxPro 9.0 or above
  • Experience in Direct Mail data processing a plus
  • Experience with SQL Server as plus
  • Knowledge of Postal Regulation
  • Visual Studio 2013 or higher
  • Willingness/ desire to learn new skills