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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.

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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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 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.

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Software Support Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description:

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. 

  • 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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E-Learning Developer

Location: Colchester, VT

VIP is looking for an experienced e-learning developer to create and maintain a wide variety of training materials for the beverage industry. The ideal candidate must have impeccable writing skills, the ability to learn new technologies, and excellent attention to detail. 

Responsibilities
The eLearning Developer will be responsible for:

  • Meeting with subject matter experts (SME) to understand and organize content.
  • Designing and creating engaging, effective e-learning courses with quizzes and interactivity.
  • Creating software simulations.
  • Testing and uploading courses into the learning management system (LMS).
  • Maintaining and refreshing content in existing e-learning courses.
  • Reporting the status of projects to the eLearning coordinator.
  • Working with the eLearning coordinator to develop release and development timelines.
  • Administer users and all functions of the LMS. 

Required Skills

  • Fluent in Microsoft or Google office applications, especially Powerpoint.
  • Working knowledge of browser technologies.
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects.
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Desired Skills

  • Experience in the beverage industry.
  • Experience with rapid authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate.
  • Image editing (Paint or Paint.net).
  • Experience with any Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Experience working in an educational environment.
  • Degree in relevant subject or 2 years+ experience as an eLearning developer.
  • Passionate about creating interactive learning.

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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Warehouse Management Software Implementation Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

VIP is seeking a Warehouse Management 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 relationship to Warehouse Management
  • Installation includes: Preparatory data conversion, hardware set-up with process improvement focus
  • Training includes: on-site support during installation, as well as post-installation support with process improvement focus
  • Provide excellent support and customer service to existing customers to include trouble-shooting issues, emphasizing training components, managing on-site software upgrades, and communicating with Customer Support, as well as providing feedback to Development Teams

Requirements

  • Warehousing and Logistics experience preferred
  • Operational improvement experience and focus
  • Knowledge of beverage distribution or food distribution is a plus!
  • Experience and understanding in inventory control, distribution and routing
  • 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
  • 30-50% travel within the U.S.

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

 LOCAL APPLICANTS ONLY

 

Systems Engineer

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description

VIP is looking for a 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 mission critical 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 support of x86 hardware running Windows and Linux (mostly VM based), networking equipment (primarily Cisco), and other supporting applications within 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.
  • A proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Linux & Windows based environments is required. Knowledge of general infrastructure concepts such as DNS, DHCP, Active Directory is also necessary.  Additional responsibilities will include the support of reverse proxy servers (ie. HAProxy), web servers (ie. Tomcat), and other applications within our infrastructure. Experience in process automation and/or scripting highly desirable.
  • Initial duties will include user management via Active Directory, backup of our Windows & Linux servers, and provisioning of new servers.  Duties will expand to configuration of reverse proxies, support of applications (in-house, open source, and enterprise software), and general infrastructure configuration.
  • 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

  • Manage and monitor 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 tools
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Provide IT-based support to VIP employees
  • 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

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

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

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iSeries Systems Engineer

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description

VIP is looking for a 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 mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. Qualified systems engineers will have a background in IT, computer systems engineering, or systems engineering and analysis with 3 to 5 years experience.

The primary role will be support IBM iSeries (AS/400) Midrange servers and our enterprise SAN. Secondary responsibilities will include support of x86 hardware running Windows and Linux (mostly VM based), networking equipment (primarily Cisco), as well as our telephony system.

Enterprise level skills and awareness are vital. Being very detailed oriented with an understanding and appreciation for change control and proper documentation needed.

Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments. Previous experience with the iSeries platform is strongly desired but consideration will be given to candidates with strong systems administrator experience on other enterprise class platforms such as AIX, Linux or other UNIX variants.

Initial duties will include User Provisioning and auditing, data backup, recovery and media handling, IBM i end user support and system monitoring. Job will expand to include performance tuning (including memory, subsystem and queue management), as well as the building and design of new systems.  Experience with hardware and software data replication techniques, disaster recovery operations, and enterprise storage area networks (EMC VMAX) is a plus. 


Responsibilities

  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure including IBM iSeries, EMC VMAX SANs, and Brocade Fiber Switching
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Provide iSeries support to VIP employees
  • 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

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject with 3 to 5 years experience.
  • Solid understanding of Unix based servers 
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Experience with monitoring systems
  • Understanding of enterprise SAN technologies and disaster recovery principles desired
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor) desired.
  • Solid scripting skills desired
  • Experience with cloud environments such as AWS, Azure, and/or Google preferred

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

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Accounting Software Support Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description:

VIP is looking for an Accounting Software Support Specialist.  In this role, you will support customers using the VIP Route Accounting System with their accounting and financial reporting needs.  You will be assisting beverage distributors and soda bottlers across the country with interpreting accounting transactions and analyzing financial reports for accuracy. Through these efforts you will develop strong and lasting relationships with customers by boosting their success with our system.  This is not the typical accounting position. If you are interested in using your accounting skills in a non-traditional way, this could be the job for you!


Requirements:

  • A strong understanding of accounting and bookkeeping concepts.
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral
  • Provide effective teaching and training in a resourceful way.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and 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 of
    them.
  • Knowledge of beverage distribution is a plus!

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

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Supplier Account Manager

Job Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description:

We are seeking a Supplier Account Manager to join our BDN (Beverage Data Network) Account Manager Team.  Our Supplier Reporting Services organization within VIP is focused on collecting and translating distributor data to our beverage alcohol supplier customers.  This entry level role is specifically focused on processing supplier data, while maintaining strong working relationships with our supplier partners.  Successful candidates will work in a supportive team setting but be responsible for their own individual list of accounts. They will also work closely with the supplier personnel and therefore must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.  


Requirements:

  • History of customer support
  • Multitasking capability 
  • Persistence until task is complete 
  • Self-motivated to meet daily, weekly and monthly responsibilities, both to the company and the customer  
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills 
  • 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

 

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

LOCAL APPLICANTS ONLY