Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) Project Lead
Minneapolis, MN US
Posted 64 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
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Navarre Corporation connects strong brands with smart logistics. Our company, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, provides distribution, third party logistics, supply chain management and other related services for North American retailers and their suppliers. Founded in 1983, Navarre has been a leading distributor for consumer electronics and accessories, home entertainment media, and computer software. The company also publishes computer software through its Encore subsidiary.

Based in Minneapolis, Encore Software, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and is a Top Ten interactive software publisher. As a result of acquisitions and strategic relationship, the company publishes a complete range of personal productivity, utility, education and game titles that includes brands such as Hoyle, Broderbund, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and Bicycle. In addition to retail publishing, Encore also sells directly to consumers through six sites: Broderbund, Encore, Hoyle Gaming, Bicycle Card Games, Punch! Software, and Punch! CAD.

We are currently seeking a talented ESD Project Lead who possesses skills with installation creation software such as InstallShield for PC and Apple Package Maker for Mac OS. The ESD Project Lead position will create or modify installation scripts and DRM wrap software as required by our distribution partners. As part of the Encore Product Development Team, you will manage several processes, including the installation, front end UI creation, wrapping, and testing of productivity and game software to be distributed through our internal ecommerce websites as well as a variety of digital and retail distribution partners. The ESD Project Lead must have Install programming experience including PC, MAC hybrid disks & bundles as well as a familiarity with scripting languages related to software installation tasks.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Script writing. Writing scripts for installation and wrapping of software for retail and digital distribution.

  • Quality assurance. Perform QA on both internally and externally developed software on Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS and other emerging platforms.

  • Product review. Review products for publishing and distribution consideration. Assure products meet requirements for our internal ecommerce and external digital distribution partners.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Encore's and Navarre's success has been a direct result of our ability to build lasting relationships with our customers, vendors, and most importantly, our employees. We provide a highly entrepreneurial, fast-paced, service driven, results orientated, and collaborative working environment. If you desire an organization that will offer you the opportunity to be challenged in your career and value your ideas, join Encore and Navarre Corporation.

Navarre provides a complete benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurances; flexible spending accounts; short-term and long-term disability insurances; vacation, holidays, sick time, and personal days; and a 401(k) plan with a company match.

Required Skills

All qualifications are required unless otherwise noted:

  • High school diploma or equivalent in education and/or experience. Two-year or four-year degree preferred.

  • 3+ years of experience in software quality assurance.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with InstallShield or other installation software for Windows and Mac operating systems.

  • Strong understanding of Windows Installer, XML, C, C++, C#, Java and HTML as it relates to creating software installation packages and front end user interfaces.

  • Basic understanding of Visual Studio.

  • Experience with disc mastering and .ISO images.

  • Working familiarity with digital rights management (DRM) and the software wrapping process.

  • Familiarity with image editing and creation software such as Adobe Photoshop or G.I.M.P.

  • Strong interest in Software and PC games.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Navarre Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Position Type


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
5 years
 This company is a Federal Contractor
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