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When you work here, you can rest assured that you’ll be a valued member of a team that works closely with our clients to solve critical problems and improve the way their businesses function and succeed.

VIP has been in business for more than 40 years and is a financially solid company with a positive, healthy, and upbeat work environment. The company was also just named one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont” again for 2020, the third time VIP has been recognized with this award. Benefits include: Best Places 2020

Read more about VIP in the recent "Colchester-Based VIP Taps Into the Beverage Industry With Software Solutions" article that appeared in Seven Days.

Unless otherwise stated, please upload your cover letter, salary requirements and resume by clicking here for employment consideration. All full-time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check. VIP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as defined by federal, state or local law. Please contact careers@vtinfo.com if you have any questions.

Distributor Data Manager

Location: Colchester, VT

We are seeking a Distributor Data Manager to join our SRS Team.  Our Supplier Services business is focused on moving data between distributors and suppliers in the beverage industry. This data is a driving force in marketing and supply chain planning and is vital to the business practices of our customers. This non-technical entry-level position is well-suited to an inquisitive self-starter willing to ask questions and work with little direct supervision. The Distributor Manager is responsible for monitoring a set of assigned distributor accounts to ensure the prompt and accurate reporting of data based on supplier guidelines.

Requirements:

  • History of solid employment
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills to assess and implement information from multiple resources
  • Clear communication skills
  • Self-organization to meet daily, weekly and monthly responsibilities, both to the company and the customer
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of working with spreadsheets (Excel)
  • College preferred but not required

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

* This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again. Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RPG Software Developer

Location: Colchester, VT

We are seeking an innovative, customer focused, self-directed individual to join the VIP RPG Development Team.  VIP Software Developers work with our existing suite of software applications and are responsible for creating new programs, enhancing existing programs by adding features, coding interfaces and fixing software bugs.

The successful candidate will have practical programming experience in RPG, knowledge of programming best practices, and have the ability to work in a high energy environment.  You will work with a team of programmers who improve the features and stability of existing applications.  You will also be responsible for assigned programming changes, as identified by our customers, which are related to minor enhancements, bug fixes and customization of software or interface (data extracts).

Other responsibilites include:

  • Review requests and clarify requirements with customers or service teams
  • Estimate coding effort and approximate due date
  • Identify best programming language and code to satisfy requirements
  • Make coding changes in appropriate source controlled environments
  • Document programming changes and outline of testing protocol
  • Release code to QC for creation of distribution
  • Be available to support the coding changes as a Tier 3 resource to Customer Support

Requirements: 

  • RPG programming or related experience with a language such as COBOL
  • Bachelor's degree with 1+ year related experience, or 2+ years related experience
  • Experience in the creation and maintenance of computer programs and control of languages
  • Strong customer focus
  • Effective oral & written communication
  • Experience with financial applications, business applications, or data extracts
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to remain on task in a kinetic environment
  • Desire to learn our customers' business
  • Willing to be on-call support for applications

 

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

 

* This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again. Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Data Quality Analyst

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description:

The role of Data Quality Analyst is integral in our rapidly growing company.  This is an excellent opportunity for intelligent, outgoing, and motivated self-starters seeking rapid professional development and acquisition of new business skills.  Your primary responsibilities will be working closely with internal and external users to maintain the quality of VIP’s master retailer database and aligning customer sales data to that retailer universe.  As this data is central to the operation of our clients’ businesses, you will need to bring a high level of attention to detail and willingness to find solutions to problems in a systematic and efficient way. 

Ideal candidates for this entry level position will understand the importance of building and maintaining relationships with our customers.  Successful candidates must also work well both individually as well as part of a team to accomplish shared goals.

Requirements: 

  • History of solid employment
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills to assess and implement information from multiple resources
  • Clear communication skills
  • Self-organization to meet daily, weekly and monthly responsibilities, both to the company and the customer
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of working with spreadsheets (Excel)
  • College preferred but not required

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

Software Support Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

 VIP is looking for a Software Support Specialist to join our Customer Support Team.  The successful Software Support Specialist must enjoy working with others, be a fast learner, have excellent technical diagnostic skills, and enjoy a fast-paced environment.  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can handle multiple tasks and be committed to customer satisfaction.  Knowledge of the distribution industry is a plus. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Deal directly with customers either by phone, electronically, or face to face
  • Respond promptly to customer inquiries in a professional manner
  • Handle and resolve customer complaints
  • Obtain and evaluate all relevant information to handle inquiries and complaints
  • Direct requests and unresolved issues to the designated resource
  • Serve as liaison between the customer and various departments
  • Keep records of customer interactions and transactions
  • Record details of inquiries, comments and complaints
  • Record details of actions taken
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal departments
  • Follow up on customer interactions

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills - verbal & written
  • Strong ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Detail oriented and ability to maintain data confidentially
  • Reliable & dependable
  • Ability to multitask under pressure

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

* This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again.  Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Item Catalog Data Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

The Item Catalog Data Specialist plays a critical role in the ongoing maintenance of a comprehensive catalog of packages and brands that VIP has created for the Beverage Industry.  This entry-level position is responsible for monitoring a group of assigned accounts (beverage suppliers & distributors), and assist them in adding content to the Item Catalog that meets a set of data quality rules.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Validate and ensure data quality and accuracy on an ongoing basis
  • Populate and maintain individual items, brands, and their attributes within the item catalog based on a set of established business rules
  • Monitor incoming data requests and assist customers in uploading and downloading data from the catalog
  • Assist in documenting data creation and maintenance procedures

Job Requirements:

  • High level of attention to detail and ability to prioritize work
  • Speed and proficiency on a standard keyboard
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and others inside the company to solve problems
  • Ability to work independently
  • Exposure to Excel and related business applications
  • Ability to learn and become proficient with unfamiliar systems
  • College preferred but not required

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

 

.NET Application Developer

Location: Colchester, VT

We are seeking a mid-level .NET Application Developer to work on the creation of new, enterprise level applications as well as the maintenance of existing applications. We are looking for a high energy, self-starter who loves to create usable applications in an individual or team environment.

Requirements: 

  • 2+ years of software development experience
  • Able to write re-usable, modular C#, .Net/.Net Core/MVC and JavaScript code
  • Experience with jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS frameworks
  • Understanding of OO design patterns and SOLID principles
  • Knowledge of relational and non-relational data stores
  • Experience building RESTful APIs with proper documentation and scalability in mind
  • Experience consuming RESTful APIs and Web services to integrate web applications with server side systems
  • Knowledge of web and API design principles, patterns and best practices
  • Continuously broaden and deepen your skill set to solve new technical challenges
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or similar major

Desired Skills: 

  • Experience with ASP.NET
  • Experience with SQL Server and DB2
  • Knowledge of development and deployment tools; Jira, Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins, Swagger

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

* This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again. Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Software Implementation Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

VIP is seeking several enthusiastic, organized and customer-oriented team players for the role of Software Implementation Specialist on our various Installation Teams.  These teams install a wide variety of software for our beverage customers, including applications that manage pricing, inventory, financials and beverage distribution analytics.  In this role you’ll build direct relationships with existing and new customers, gain hands-on project management experience, and contribute to the enhancement of our growing software packages.

Responsibilities

  • Learn how to install, use and set-up the various components of VIP Solution Packages and Software
  • Successfully understand VIP Software with the knowledge to install and train at VIP customer sites
  • Installation Includes:  Preparatory data conversion and hardware set-up
  • Training Includes:  On-site support and customer service to existing customers to include troubleshooting  issues, emphasizing training components, managing on-site software upgrades, and communicating with the Software Support Team as well as providing feedback to Development Teams

Requirements

  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral
  • Effective at teaching and training in a resourceful way
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple projects and customers
  • A desire to learn new technologies and provide innovative ideas in the implementation team
  • Knowledge of beverage distribution is a plus!

We have several positions available on a variety of teams with varying amounts of travel required, ranging from minimal travel to 30%-50% travel within the US.  If you have a preference please specify!  Otherwise we are glad to discuss all of the available roles with you.

 

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

 

* This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again. Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

iOS Application Developer

Location: Colchester, VT

VIP is looking for a motivated individual to join our iOS development team to help create and maintain our suite of iOS applications, which complement our industry-leading software platforms. VIP's iOS applications are indispensable tools used by thousands of beverage industry employees everyday. If you have enjoyed a beer, soft drink, wine, or spirit lately there's a good chance one of our iOS applications was used in the journey from the supplier to your glass. 


As an iOS developer at VIP you will develop mission-critical iOS applications for the beverage industry using the latest Apple technologies and frameworks. Our native iOS applications are written in a combination of Swift and Objective-C and are built using the latest iOS SDK. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 3 years of relevant industry experience in software development
  • Highly motivated to learn about the industry VIP builds its software around
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
  • Experience building iOS applications using Swift or Objective-C
  • Excellent object-oriented programming skills using one or more multi-paradigm languages including but not limited to: Swift, Objective-C, C/C++, C#, Java, Python
  • Experience using Git VCS


Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of relevant industry experience; preferably in iOS application development using Swift or Objective-C
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Deep technical knowledge of iOS application development and frameworks including UIKit, CoreData, Auto-layout, & CoreLocation
  • Proficient in MVC & MVVM application design

All full-time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check. 

* This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again.  Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Account Manager

Location: Colchester, VT

We are seeking a Supplier Account Manager to join our SRS Support Team.  The Supplier Services part of our business is focused on moving data between distributors and suppliers in the beverage industry.  This entry level role is focused on supporting our wine, beer, and spirits suppliers with our sales data collection services and assisting them with our reporting solutions.  SRS AMs work in a team setting but are responsible for their own individual list of accounts.   


Key Responsibilities:   

  • Establish a positive, professional and trustworthy relationship with our supplier customers and help them work towards efficient usage of our software
  • Help customers better understand the quality and reliability of our data and how it contributes towards their product's success  
  • Ensure that any customer concerns are addressed in a timely manner and directed to the appropriate resources
  • Prioritize daily, weekly and monthly responsibilities, both to the company and the customer, in an organized manner

Job Requirements: 

  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively 
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • At least one year of customer support experience preferred
  • Bachelor's or Associate degree preferred

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

 

* This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again. Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Systems Engineer

Location: Colchester, VT

VIP is looking for an IT Systems Engineer to help build out, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure in Colchester, VT.  You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering a mission critical 24x7 infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security on the VIP systems. Qualified systems engineers will have a background in IT, computer engineering, or systems engineering and analysis with 3 to 5 years experience.

The primary role will be the implementation and support of virtualized x86 systems, networking equipment, and other supporting IT infrastructure. These systems will support functions such as reverse proxies, web application servers, web service servers, NAS solutions, FTP servers, and other functions within our infrastructure. A focus of the role will be process automation to streamline our system builds and updates as well as performance monitoring and tuning on our infrastructure. 

Enterprise level skills and awareness are vital. Being very detailed oriented with an understanding and appreciation for change control and proper documentation needed.  Excellent project management and time management skills are required. This candidate will be expected to learn new technologies (both new to the candidate and new to VIP), and be able to troubleshoot unique challenges and explain the root cause and actions to the rest of the IT team.

Once a deep understanding of the VIP infrastructure is achieved, it is expected that the individual would assist in researching new tools and services, and would be able to run a deployment project from beta testing to full deployment.


Responsibilities

  • Build, deploy, and support all installed systems and infrastructure including x86-based servers, applications running on those servers, and the services the infrastructure provides.
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management and automation tools
  • Achieve automation through various methods such as Ansible, Nutanix Calm, and standard built in tools such as PowerShell & bash
  • Implement and support servers with functions such as reverse proxies running HAProxy, web application and web services servers running Tomcat
  • Work with 3rd party vendors to implement and maintain cloud based solutions such as Rapid7, Crowdstrike, Okta, Google, etc.
  • Implement and support enterprise networking technologies such as EIGRP routing, VLANS, and QoS, as well as typical access layer technologies such as wireless and switching technologies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design and documentation of information and operational support systems
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution


Requirements

  • 3 to 5 years experience in a related position
  • Solid scripting and automation skills
  • Solid understanding of Windows and Linux based servers
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Experience with monitoring systems & concepts
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering desired
  • Understanding of Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure (AOS, AHV, etc) desired
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization desired
  • Experience with cloud environments such as AWS and/or GCP preferred

 

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

* This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again. Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Database Engineer

Location: Colchester, VT

We are seeking an experienced database engineer to work on the creation of new, enterprise level systems as well as the maintenance of existing infrastructure. We are looking for a high energy, self-starter who loves to collaborate with various development teams.

Job Requirements

  • Create, maintain and optimize complex SQL scripts and stored procedures
  • Follow (and if necessary, refine) in-house coding standards
  • Troubleshoot/bug-fix SQL scripts
  • Maintain the transactional processing application’s databases and data warehouse
  • Support application development staff with database design and implementation
  • Use database code repositories for change management
  • Profile server resource usage and optimize as necessary
  • Assist in compliance efforts to include reporting, auditing and implementation
  • Database administration

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to manage all the stages of software development
  • In-depth knowledge of referential integrity constraints and indexing
  • Ability to understand and enhance complex database models

Experience/Education

  • Minimum of 4 years of solid relational database experience
  • Minimum of 2 years working with MS SQL Server
  • Primary database: MS SQL Server, work with Snowflake, Netezza... DB2 is a plus!

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

* This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again. Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UI/UX Designer

Location: Colchester, VT


VIP is looking to grow its newly established design team. This is a new role that will join a team of two designers and help expand our resources to additional development teams at VIP. A keen eye for design is a must, as well as experience with graphic design software. This role will help promote design culture within VIP and communicate their designs effectively with stakeholders, developers, and designers.  This person will need to be flexible and accommodating as we establish new capabilities at VIP. We are a long standing company, but only recently are incorporating UX/UX design in our processes. Exploration and experimentation is still needed to determine how designers will best fit into existing development teams.  A strong understanding of foundational interaction design principles is a must, especially for multi-channel experiences. Our designers will need to be fluent in mobile and desktop design standards.


The VIP design team also works on documenting and evolving VIP’s general visual presentation. As a UI/UX designer, you’ll also contribute to our design documentation for our design systems and our brand standards. Strong writing skills are very helpful in this role.  As a member of the UI/UX Design team, your initial responsibilities may include:

  • Applying our new design standards to VIP applications with mockups and/or prototypes
  • Writing documentation for our expanding design standards
  • Evaluating VIP applications’ compliance with accessibility standards and making recommendations based on those evaluations
  • Identifying opportunities to enrich and optimize current development processes with design services
  • Performing heuristic evaluations of VIP’s current applications
  • Conducting basic usability tests and/or user research to resolve design decisions within development teams
  • Creating illustrations or graphics to support marketing efforts as needed

The ideal candidate will have these skills and experience:

  • BA in Graphic Design, Visual Design, Web Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or other comparable field of study
  • 2+ years of UI/UX design experience
  • Proficiency with Sketch and Abstract
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (specifically Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop)
  • A positive attitude and team player

Bonus points for:

  • Knowledge of Apple Human Interface Guidelines
  • Working knowledge of various web frameworks including ExtJS and Kendo (don’t worry, you aren’t expected to build or program anything, but this knowledge will help you communicate better with our development teams)
  • Knowledge of Material Design System

Graphic designers who are transitioning to UI/UX design are encouraged to apply.  We will happily train the right candidate on UI/UX fundamentals and the design software we use.

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

 * This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again. Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Web Application Developer

Location: Colchester, VT

VIP is looking for junior to mid-level Web Application Developers.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for software development and will take great pride in their work.  They must be comfortable working closely with a small team and have the flexibility to work on both well-defined and abstract tasks. We are looking for a high energy, self-starter who loves to create usable applications and is willing to rethink and suggest improvements for current applications.


Proficiency with the following key skills is a plus but not required.  The right person will have the ability and desire to self-educate and learn on the job as needed.


Key Skills:

  • Java / Kotlin: Spring, Hibernate
  • JavaScript / TypeScript: Angular, ExtJS
  • Database interaction: SQL, ORM
  • Source Control: Git
  • Build Automation: Jenkins, Maven, Nexus

Other Helpful Skills:  

  • PHP, CSS, Linux, HTTP Request Lifecycle, UI/UX, OpenID

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of software development experience
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new coding languages and technologies
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


All full-time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

* This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again.  Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quality Assurance Analyst

Location: Colchester, VT

Vermont Information Processing is seeking a Quality Assurance Analyst to join our development team.  This position will conduct testing on software, web services and stored procedures to identify and resolve bugs, defects, and other potential issues.  The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills and the desire to become an expert in VIP’s beverage software.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Interpret technical requests from the customer support teams and review the applicable software product’s functionality
  • Conduct testing to reproduce errors and implement the necessary procedures to ensure that the desired product outcomes are achieved 
  • Report product defects to programmers while identifying possible solutions
  • Add depth to our overall testing infrastructure and enhance the quality of our software products through testing
  • Document, develop and publish internal testing plans

Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Solid organization skills with clear documentation
  • A working knowledge of quality assurance/software testing methodologies
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and complete projects independently, while communicating status updates as needed
  • College coursework in Computer Science or related field and/or at least one year of experience testing software is preferred

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

* This position will require you to work onsite at our Colchester VT headquarters once state health guidelines determine that this is safe for everyone once again. Until then, remote work is an option for this position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.