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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 named one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont” for 2017 and 2018. Benefits include:

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. Please contact careers@vtinfo.com if you have any questions.

Junior Software Developer

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description: 

We are seeking a junior software developer with an education in Computer Science, and preferably 1-2 years of development experience.  You will have the opportunity to join a development team that enhances and maintains our industry software solutions, and learn multiple development languages.  

Requirements: 

Must have proven programming skills which include: 

  • Software development experience
  • Strong customer focus and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Desire to learn our customer's business

Ideal Programming experience:

  • RPG Programming
  • SQL
  • PHP
  • JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Source Code Management
  • Data Base Management
  • Degree in Computer Science or similar major.

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

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Development Team Data Analyst

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Overview:
We are seeking a Data Analyst who will work closely with our SRS Development Team.  This team is primarily responsible for providing analytical services in support of product development.  As VIP creates more data-based products, deep understanding of the data is critical to developing solutions and insights.


Details (in order or priority):

  • Understand data structures:
    • Understand database structures in the VIP environment and how they relate.
    • Recommend data structures where they do not exist.
  • Analyze data:
    • Use analytical tools to analyze data for multiple purposes including trends & data quality.
  • Present insights and conclusions:
    • Ability to articulate results to multiple audiences including product owners, developers,
      management and customers.
    • Ability to distill complex ideas to less sophisticated audiences through verbal and written
      communications.
  • Required skills and experience:
    Advanced skills with MS Excel and MS Access including:
    • Advanced Formulas
    • Tables & Formatting
    • Conditional Formatting
    • Advanced Charting
    • Pivot tables & Pivot Reporting
  • Working knowledge of databases including DB2 and SQL as well as working knowledge of SQL.
  • Experience with business intelligence tools such as Tableau or MS BI a plus.
  • Innate curiosity to solve problems.
  • Project management experience.
  • Analytics and data experience in the Beverage industry a plus.

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

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Software Engineer / Developer

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description:

We are seeking a new or experienced Software Engineer / 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:

  • A passion for web technology
  • 1-2+ years of object oriented and/or web development experience
  • JavaScript fluency (beyond jQuery)
  • SQL basics
  • Code samples to document your involvement in significant prior projects

Bonus Points for:

  • ExtJS / Sencha JavaScript frameworks
  • Java Spring Framework
  • SVN / Git
  • Auto-testing (unit testing, selenium, mocha, jUnit, etc)
  • Apache / Nginx
  • Linux devops
  • Relational DBs like DB2 or MS SQL Server
  • IBM iSeries / DB2
  • PHP frameworks like Laravel or Zend
  • Working with big data and writing high performance, scalable applications
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, manage work and report status in order to meet critical timelines

Web Architecture you'll be working with:

• SPA JavaScript MVC with Sencha ExtJS
• Light PHP 7 middleware with Zend Framework
• Heavier web service layer with Java & Spring Framework
• Terabytes of data in DB2 & MS SQL Server
• Apache & Tomcat servers with CI and devops powered by Jenkins, Ansible, Rundeck & more
• ...plus a team devoted to constant improvement via small, agile iterations

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

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Distributor Data Manager

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description:

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.

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RPG Software Developer

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description:

The ideal candidate will be innovative, customer focused, self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision. VIP Software Developers work with our existing suite of software applications. Developers 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. As a Software Developer you work with a team of programmers who improve the features and stability of existing applications. You are assigned programming changes as a unit of work. Changes are identified by our customers and are related to minor enhancements, fixes to bugs, customization of software or interface (data extracts).

  • Review request and clarify requirements with customer or service team
  • 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 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 customer’s business
  • Willing to be on-call support for applications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent; 5+ years related experience, or equivalent combination of education & experience. 

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

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Data Quality Analyst

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description:

The role of Data Quality Analyst is an integral role in our rapidly growing company. This is an excellent opportunity for intelligent, outgoing, and self-motivated persons 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 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.

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Software Support Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description:

The Successful software 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. 

  • 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 problem solving and problem analysis
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Detail oriented and ability to maintain data confidentially
  • Reliable & dependable
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure

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

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Item Catalog Data Specialist

Job Description:

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.

  • 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.

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Sales Representative

Location: Colchester, VT

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, fast learner to join our sales team.  In this position, you will learn the beer/beverage business and software in and out.  You will learn VIP software functionality, sell VIP products, and meet our customer’s needs.   The successful candidate will be energetic, efficient, love to travel the country and will thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

 Responsibilities:

  • Create and conduct effective presentations
  • Sell products by establishing relationships with prospects
  • Keep management informed on pipeline activity
  • Report, qualify and forecast sales opportunities
  • Report on software improvements and feedback from prospects on VIP software
  • Work effectively with VIP’s Implementation, Development, IT and Support teams
  • 25% travel

 Desired Skills:

  • Excellent presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Previous sales experience
  • Customer service / client relationships
  • Prospecting and closing skills
  • Highest level of professional courtesy, mutual respect, and ethics

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

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Software Implementation Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

VIP is seeking a Software Implementation Specialist to join the Installation Team. You’ll have hands-on project management, direct relationships with existing and new customers, and the ability to enhance 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 trouble shooting  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 orally
  • Provide effective teaching and training in a resourceful way
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to multi-task 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!
  • 30% - 50% travel within the U.S

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

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Data Integration Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

We are seeking an experienced data integration specialist to work on the creation of a new enterprise level ETL architecture. We are looking for a high energy, self-starter who loves to create reliable and efficient ETL workloads in an individual or team environment.

Requirements: 

  • 2+ years experience with data integration concepts
  • Experience with popular DBMS systems such as DB2, MS SQL, Postgresql, Oracle, Snowflake
  • Understanding of data modeling and data warehousing concepts
  • Knowledge of relational and non-relational data stores
  • Continuously broaden and deepen your skill set to solve new technical challenges
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher

Desired Skills: 

  • Experience with Atlassian project management tools
  • 2+ years’ experience with IBM InfoSphere DataStage
  • Experience with Active Directory and LDAP
  • Knowledge of development and deployment tools; Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins, Swagger

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

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Software Engineer

Location: Boston Area/North Shore 

Job Description:

We are seeking experienced Software Engineers to be part of a new team in the Boston area. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the creation of a new product and customer-focused development team with the backing of an established, employee-owned company.

You’ll work on the creation of innovative, enterprise-scale applications that help make  beer flow, wine pour and cocktails get mixed. We are looking for high energy, self-starters who love to create applications in an individual or team environment.

Requirements:

A passion for web technology
3-5+ years of object oriented and/or web development experience
Java Spring Framework
Strong JavaScript skills (Sencha/ExtJS preferred but experience with other frameworks is acceptable)
SQL fluency (SQL Server, DB2 preferred)
Ability to prioritize, multitask, manage work and report status in order to meet critical timelines

 

Bonus Points for:

SVN / Git
Auto-testing (unit testing, selenium, mocha, jUnit, etc)
Apache / Nginx
Linux devops
IBM iSeries / DB2
PHP frameworks like Laravel or Zend
Working with big data and writing high performance, scalable applications
Experience mentoring colleagues and fostering a collaborative, supportive development culture


Web Architecture you'll be working with:

• SPA JavaScript MVC with Sencha ExtJS

• Light PHP 7 middleware with Zend Framework

• Heavier web service layer with Java & Spring Framework

• Terabytes of data in DB2 & MS SQL Server

• Apache & Tomcat servers with CI and devops powered by Jenkins, Ansible, Rundeck & more

• ...plus a team devoted to constant improvement via small, agile iterations

 

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

Software Developer

Location: Boston Area/North Shore

Job Description:

We are seeking Software Developers to be part of a new team in the Boston area. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the creation of a new product and customer-focused development team with the backing of an established, employee-owned company.

You’ll work on the creation of innovative, enterprise-scale applications that help make  beer flow, wine pour and cocktails get mixed. We are looking for high energy, self-starters who love to create applications in an individual or team environment.

Requirements:

A passion for web technology
1-2+ years of object oriented and/or web development experience
JavaScript fluency (beyond jQuery)
SQL basics
Code samples to document your involvement in significant prior projects


Bonus Points for:

ExtJS / Sencha JavaScript frameworks
Java Spring Framework
SVN / Git
Auto-testing (unit testing, selenium, mocha, jUnit, etc)
Apache / Nginx
Linux devops
Relational DBs like DB2 or MS SQL Server
IBM iSeries / DB2
PHP frameworks like Laravel or Zend
Working with big data and writing high performance, scalable applications
Ability to prioritize, multitask, manage work and report status in order to meet critical timelines


Web Architecture you'll be working with:

• SPA JavaScript MVC with Sencha ExtJS

• Light PHP 7 middleware with Zend Framework

• Heavier web service layer with Java & Spring Framework

• Terabytes of data in DB2 & MS SQL Server

• Apache & Tomcat servers with CI and devops powered by Jenkins, Ansible, Rundeck & more

• ...plus a team devoted to constant improvement via small, agile iterations

 

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