Senior Data Services Engineer

Shutterfly Business Solutions Shakopee, Minnesota


Shutterfly is looking for a smart, focused, & reliable individual who can work well in a fast-paced environment. The Sr Applications Specialist (Sr. Data Services Engineer) directs the development and automated production activities related to computerized data processing and graphical output file composition for digital print manufacturing and other digital marketing communications. This candidate must be a detail oriented, self-motivated but also team oriented with a desire to lead.

Responsibilities include:
· A deep understanding of the software technologies and network architecture common to Print on Demand digital production environments
· Provide guidance and insight to prepress, data services, e-delivery and print manufacturing teams
· Oversee the implementation and execution of automated, data driven marketing initiatives and custom Web to Print Portals
· Set up and manage complex VDP (Variable Data Print) campaign templates using industry standard software for recurring campaign execution, Quadient (GMC Inspire) experience a plus.
· Prepare, generate and organize print ready art files for automated digital print production.
· Follow standard operating procedures and document new processes when applicable.
· Prepare and distribute reports as requested by upper management
· Participate in cross functional team meetings (Client Services, Development & Operations) as it relates to specific projects.

Key Skills and Experience:
· · 5+ years of digital prepress experience with a focus on variable data programming for digital print manufacturing and/or e-Delivery (email).
· Hands on experience with Quadient Software Suite - Inspire (GMC), Ignite (RedPoint / Satori), BCC Mail Manager. Working experience with Enfocus Switch and/or Pitstop a plus.
· Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
· Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office

· Experience working with data, variable data print applications and computer programming languages: VBA, VS, JAVA, XML, HTTP, Web Services, JAVASCRIPT, JSON, CMD, Powershell

· Working knowledge of databases (SQL, mySQL, Access, etc)
· Understanding of data driven workflow systems for automating variable data print or eDelivery
· Solid understanding of data hygiene & postal mailing processes: CASS, PAVE, NCOA, Presort etc.
· Advanced ability to recognize and follow logic in addition to strong analytical capability.
· Strong attention to detail, with the ability to quickly assess and provide solutions to problems.
· Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment, as well as being able to work well independently.
· Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and complete projects within established timelines.
· Ability to thrive in a fast-paced company with short release cycles.
· Ability to develop and implement new client programs that follow existing Shutterfly processes and procedures.
· Ability to document workflow procedures in a clear, concise and professional manner for future cross training initiatives.