IT Programmer (2338)

IT Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota


Position at Travel Tags, Inc.

Travel Tags is seeking a Programmer in our IT department to provide resources in order to develop, modify, test, debug, evaluate, install and document programs, systems and applications to support business functional areas, including but not limited to finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, eCommerce marketing and customer service.  Programming may be for computer software, databases, Internet/intranet-related tools and websites.


Shift Available

  • Monday through Friday with flexible office hours, occasionally requiring weekend and/or evening work.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct programming and support activities including: program coding, debugging, documentation with diagrams and logic flowcharts, creating new and revised programs with more effective language codes, processing routines, report generators, hardware use and use of database management techniques
  • Provides periodic reports of status and detailed information as necessary to satisfy project management queries
  • Correct errors by making appropriate changes and rechecking the program to ensure the desired results are produced
  • Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and instructions are correct
  • Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs, such as tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment
  • Consult with managerial, engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes
  • Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements
  • Consult with and assist computer operators or system analysts to define and resolve problems in running computer programs
  • Train subordinates in programming and program coding


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field
  • 5 years of programming experience including .NET development
  • 5 of Microsoft SQL Server, SSRS – Reporting Services and SSIS –   Integration Services experience
  • Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 experience
  • XML/XSLT translations experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of programming experience including .NET development
  • 5 of Microsoft SQL Server, SSRS – Reporting Services and SSIS –   Integration Services experience
  • Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 experience
  • XML/XSLT translations experience
  • Understanding of .NET 2.0/3.0/4.0 frameworks, XML, ADO/ADO.NET, ASP/ASP.NET,  Object Oriented Development, and Web Services
  • Strong understanding of software development life cycle and Release Management
  • Experience conducting detailed system analysis, design, and development of current applications and for new development
  • Ability to quickly debug applications and identify the root cause of problems
  • Experience in providing estimates and written requirements for projects
  • Experience integrating manufacturing equipment with  data processing system
  • Knowledge of using printing machine and printer machine programming experience is preferred
  • Possess high level of integrity and objectivity by using data in making decisions.
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills who has proven to handle multiple activities.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders through personal leadership and clear project goals
  • Strong attention to detail, process oriented and organized
  • Interact constructively and effectively with all plant employees
  • Ability to work in a team environment toward a common goal
  • Reacts to change productively and handles other tasks as assigned
  • Maintains a pattern of regular and predictable attendance
  • A service-oriented individual with a high energy, positive and friendly demeanor
  • Ability to respond to continually changing priorities and coordinate multiple projects
  • Computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, internet research)
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English


About Our Company

We offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary, and a competitive benefit package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan, profit sharing, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday Pay.


We value a work-life balance and the overall well-being of our employees. You will see that reflected in our comprehensive benefits package. We offer a competitive benefit package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, PTO (Paid Time Off), Holiday pay, and other benefits that help inspire our employees to stay and grow with us.


Travel Tags was founded in 1973 as a manufacturer of luggage tags and travel accessories. We produced our first gift card in 1999, entering what is now a $100 billion growth industry. Today, we are known as the preeminent solutions provider in the ever-changing stored-value market, and we ship hundreds of millions of gift cards throughout the world each year.


Our turnkey solutions include design, eCommerce, card manufacturing, data management, secure packaging, and a broad range of specialty print technologies that help create lasting impressions for some of the world’s most prominent brands. Our world-class solutions have earned us the most coveted industry accolades, including the International Card Manufacturer's Élan Award, People’s Choice Award, Judges’ Choice Award, and Best Gift Card of the Year.