Planet Press Programmer

SMART IT PROS, Des Moines, IA (United States)

Category: Programming

Posted on: 19 Nov 2020

C# Java PHP

Job Description


The Software Developer/Programmer (SDP) converts data from project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to create or modify computer programs.


The State of Iowa OCIO is searching for a variable data programer to join our Print Team.  This position will be responsible for mapping variable data for agency mailings, postcards and larger books.  They will also work with the Post Office to create new Business Reply Mail (BRM) and other envelopes.  Additionally, the candidate will serve as a backup for graphic design orders.  The ideal candidate will be proficient using InDesign and Planet Press.




Setting up daily print templates in Planet Press

Setting up mass mailings in InDesign

Using Acrobat macros to run batch processes on PDF files

Running address validation on large yearly mailings

Using FTP software to transfer files to various customers/agencies

Burning CD/DVD's, creating labels

Setting up Saddle-stitch books

Using InDesign scripts to import large print files for editing

Making .html and .css adjustments to the OCIO website template

Splitting production print jobs into printable files and archives

Splitting excel files into for postcard sheets

Cropping marks and registration

Mark mailings with OMR and sequential numbering

Set up large format prints 

Making excel calculations for mass mailings

Configuring print drivers



The Software Developer/Programmer (SDP) converts data from project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to create or modify computer programs: Prepares, or receives from systems analyst detailed workflow chart and diagram to illustrate sequence of steps that program must follow and to describe input, output, and logical operations involved. Analyzes workflow chart and diagram, applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic. Confers with supervisor and representatives of departments concerned with program to resolve questions of program intent, data input, output requirements, and inclusion of internal checks and controls. Converts detailed logical flow chart to language processed by computer. Enters program codes into computer system. Inputs test data into computer. Observes computer monitor screen to interpret program operating codes. Corrects program errors, using methods such as modifying program or altering sequence of program steps. Writes instructions to guide operating personnel during installation and maintenance of the application.  May work with business analyst to obtain and analyze project specifications and flow charts. May direct and coordinate work of others to write, test, and modify computer programs.  Most frequently requested programmer skills include C#, Java, PHP and IDMS.


The State will indicate specific development skills required with each posting.   For example: the State may specify a Software Developer/Programmer 3 with GIS skills and experience with industry standard or open source Geospatial software APIs or SDKs.



8 to 10 years of experience.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, performs a variety of complicated tasks, may lead and direct the work of others, may report directly to a project lead or manager, a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.



Company DescriptionSmartIT Pros is an IT and Business Services Organization that delivers Application and Business process services to help clients meet their organizational needs, enhance flexibility and improve performance along with reducing costs. We are specialized in providing cost effective solutions to our clients by helping in their Staffing requirements. We ensure our clients look for Tomorrow Needs Today to ensure they are ahead of their Competitors in the industry segments. SmartIT Pros offers a wide range of IT and Business services to address complex and diverse needs of our clients in Application Maintenance and Development, Business Process Outsourcing, Application Outsourcing, Enterprise Resource Planning etc.

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