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Senior Email/Application Developer Job

Date: Aug 9, 2014

Location: West Chicago, IL, US

Company: Alliance Data

About the Opportunity

Rapid growth has created an opportunity for a talented Email/Application developer at Aspen Marketing Services, one of Chicagoland’s most respected integrated marketing agencies headquartered in West Chicago, IL.  You will work on a variety of clients, both B2C and B2B, in a number of industries, with projects that primarily encompass email development.  You’ll enjoy working with an efficient, award-winning team in a fast-paced agency culture.


The Developer will be expected to work on a broad range of projects, and must have very strong HTML development and implementation skills with email-related applications, an understanding of database design and management, usage of mobile / wireless, rich media applications, and has developed multiple web-based applications / modules in PHP.



  • Experience with complex, dynamic, data-driven email campaigns and modular coding approaches
  • Work with designers to develop emails and web pages in Dreamweaver (front-end development)
  • Performing quality assurance (QA) testing on new and existing emails and pages
  • Adhering to email development best practices and ongoing changes in the interactive development space
  • Uploading email templates to third-party ESP's and generating scripts, as required
  • Proper technical documentation of performed work
  • Provide web and web application support for a in-house developed web-based tool
  • Develop applications / modules based on business requirements
  • Design data schemas


7+ years solid experience with:

  • HTML
  • Inline CSS
  • Basic Photoshop skills
  • Ability to hand code
  • Intermediate to advanced understanding of any other scripting language
  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • AmpsScript, Perl, Freemarker, PHP, C#, or any other programming language with advanced  proficiency
  • Experience developing PHP based web applications (.NET experience desireable)
  • Highly motivated and a self-driven attitude
  • SQL, MySQL, or Oracle experience and understanding of data structures
  • Prefer experience with third-party email service provider systems (e.g. ExactTarget, Responsys, DREAM)


While not necessary, these wouldn’t hurt:

  • Average to deep knowledge of email marketing best practices
  • HTML5 and emerging standards
  • @media and CSS3
  • Perl or Freemarker
  • Javascript, jQuery or AJAX
  • Server-side scripting, PHP, ASP, .NET, Ruby, Rails, etc.
  • Client service skills a plus

Conditions of Employment

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of drug screen and background checks.

Epsilon Pay Statement

Alliance Data offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).

About Epsilon

Epsilon is the industry's leading marketing services firm, with a broad array of data-driven, multichannel marketing solutions that leverage consumer insight to help brands deepen their relationships with customers. Services include strategic consulting, acquisition and customer database technologies, loyalty management, proprietary data, predictive modeling and a full range of direct and digital agency services, including creative, interactive web design, email deployment, search engine optimization and direct mail production. In addition, Epsilon is the world's largest permission-based email marketer. Epsilon is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit call 1.800.309.0505.

Location: West Chicago, IL, US
Job: Technology
Organization: Epsilon
Schedule: Regular
Job Type: Full-time
Job Posting: 2014-03-17
Req ID: 0061445

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