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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 50 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” again for 2022, the fourth time VIP has been recognized with this award.  Benefits include: Best Places 2022

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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. Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment at VIP unless there is a medical or religious reason for exemption from this requirement. 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.

Technical / Development

Senior Database Engineer

Job Location: Colchester, Vermont or Ottawa, Ontario

Job Type: Full Time Hybrid w/ flexible schedule

VIP is 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 motivated self-starter who enjoys collaboration and innovation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure database security, integrity, stability and system availability
  • Profile server resource usage and optimize as necessary
  • Maintain database backup and recovery infrastructure
  • Assist in monthly database server maintenance and upgrades
  • Create, maintain and optimize complex SQL scripts and stored procedures
  • Follow (and if necessary, refine) in-house coding standards
  • Troubleshoot/bug-fix SQL scripts
  • Support application development staff with database design and implementation
  • Use database code repositories for change management
  • Assist in compliance efforts to include reporting, auditing and implementation


Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years of solid relational database experience
  • Minimum of 4 years working with MS SQL Server
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities
  • Ability to manage all the stages of database development
  • Ability to understand and enhance complex database models
  • In-depth knowledge of referential integrity constraints and indexing
  • Knowledge of Snowflake and DB2 is a plus
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
     

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

 

Senior Software Engineer

Job Location: Colchester, Vermont or Ottawa, Ontario

Job Type: Full Time Hybrid w/ flexible schedule

VIP is seeking a Senior Software Engineer with a passion for creating user-friendly applications. The ideal candidate will take great pride in their work and be willing to rethink and suggest improvements for current applications as well as contribute to the development of new projects. This person must be comfortable working closely with a small team and have the flexibility to work on clearly-defined as well as abstract tasks to achieve a shared goal.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently complete components from a larger project in a reasonable time frame
  • Perform complex programming tasks
  • Collaborate with your team to design, plan, implement, test, maintain and monitor solutions
  • Communicate well within and across teams
  • Follow, enhance and contribute to established team processes
  • Continuously seek self-improvement and learning
  • Utilize experience to help guide team through Agile development practice
  • Act as a mentor to newer developers on the team

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development
  • 3+ years of experience with modern JavaScript frameworks (React, Angular, Vue.js, etc.), HTML 5, and CSS3
  • 3+ years of experience with backend frameworks (C#, Java, Spring, Kotlin)
  • Solid knowledge of programming fundamentals—algorithms, data structures, design patterns, and paradigms
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Technologies We Use:

  • Languages: Java/Kotlin, Javascript/Typescript, PHP, SQL
  • Frameworks: Spring Boot, Angular
  • Tools: Jira, Git, Jenkins, Grafana, Graylog

Our hiring process is simple, transparent and mindful of your time and ours. You can expect a short phone screen, a take-home work sample exercise and two ~1 hour interviews.

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

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Job Location: Chicago, IL, Colchester, VT,  Ottawa, ON or Remote

Job Type: Full Time, Hybrid w/ flexible schedule, or Remote

VIP & Backbar are seeking a Senior Software Engineer with a passion for creating user-friendly applications. This position will work with Backbar software products.  The ideal candidate will take great pride in their work and be well-rounded across the entire software stack. This person must be comfortable working closely with a small team and have the flexibility to work on clearly-defined as well as abstract tasks to achieve a shared goal. This is an opportunity to work on fun and challenging projects and make a big impact in a start-up like environment.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work across multiple parts of the tech stack: architecture, front and back-end web development, mobile apps, analytics and data warehouses
  • Internal and third-party API integrations, work with high volume ETL systems, large-scale data warehouses, and predictive forecasting
  • Build robust, secure, scalable, and appropriately tested features from end to end
  • Communicate well within and across teams
  • Continuously seek self-improvement and learning
  • Utilize experience to help guide team through Agile development practice
  • Act as a mentor to newer developers on the team


Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience in software development
  • Strong working knowledge of vanilla JavaScript; experience with Node, React Native and/or Vue preferred, but not required
  • Solid knowledge of programming fundamentals—algorithms, data structures, design patterns, and paradigms
  • Familiarity with modern deployment concepts, including cloud infrastructure (like AWS) and configuration management
  • Strong understanding of relational database technologies, including SQL
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience


Technologies We Use:

  • Languages: Javascript/Typescript, Python, SQL
  • Frameworks: Node, Vue, React Native, Redux
  • Tools: Jira, Git, Ansible, PUG, Stylus, Firebase
  • Cloud Computing: AWS CDK, EC2, S3, Fargate, Lambda, RDS, API Gateway

Our hiring process is simple, transparent and mindful of your time and ours. You can expect a short phone screen, a take-home work sample exercise and two to three ~1 hour interviews.

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

Mid-Level Software Engineer

Job Location: Colchester, VT, Philadelphia PA or Ottawa, Ontario

Full time w/ hybrid WFH schedule

VIP is seeking a Mid-level, Fullstack Web Application Developer with a passion for creating user-friendly applications. The ideal candidate will take great pride in their work and be willing to rethink and suggest improvements for current applications as well as contribute to the development of new projects. This person must be comfortable working closely with a small team and have the flexibility to work on clearly-defined as well as abstract tasks to achieve a shared goal.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently complete well-scoped components from a larger project in a reasonable time frame
  • Collaborate with your team to design, plan, implement and test solutions
  • Communicate well with team members and external teams
  • Follow, enhance and contribute to established team processes
  • Continuously seek self-improvement and learning

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in software development
  • 2+ years of experience with modern JavaScript frameworks (React, Angular, Vue.js, etc.), HTML 5, and CSS3
  • 2+ years of experience with backend frameworks (C#, Java, Spring, Kotlin)
  • Solid knowledge of programming fundamentals—algorithms, data structures, design patterns, and paradigms

Technologies We Use:

  • Languages: primarily Java 11, Javascript & SQL; some PHP
  • Frameworks: Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Sencha ExtJS
  • Tools: Jira, Git, Jenkins, Rundeck, Grafana, Graylog
  • Other: database performance optimization, Linux administration, JWT, OpenAPI, SASS, UI/UX

Our hiring process is simple, transparent and mindful of your time and ours. You can expect a short phone screen, a take-home work sample exercise, a remote, timed logic & problem solving assessment and one to two ~1 hour interviews.


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

Data Integration Manager

Job Location: Colchester, VT or Pleasant Hill, MO

Job Type: Full Time Hybrid w/ flexible schedule

VIP is seeking a Senior Data Integration Manager for our rapidly-growing suite of beverage software applications.  This person will not only perform data translation services using T-SQL but will also be responsible for bringing in key knowledge and experience in performing, training and automating a growing number of connected applications.  This position will require integration and validation at the application level and will specifically work with the data imports/exports and maintenance of our Bizstride Logistics systems.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage, design & build T-SQL data translation services team for Bizstride Logistics
  • Work with implementation team/support teams on data import/export utilities and with complex stored procedures to provide analysis and data normalization
  • Support custom integrations into cross-platform systems to assist customers in streamlining processes and procedures
  • Provide detailed-oriented processes to find data anomalies and inconsistencies and provide automated procedures to isolate and fix

Requirements:

  • 7 years experience with T-SQL, including complex SQL queries
  • 5+ years experience as a manager or team lead
  • Database Administration experience
  • Extensive experience with MSSQL Server 2017 and higher
  • Expertise in query design, stored procedures, views and functions
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong data analysis and comparative modeling for quality assurance
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience


Bonus Points for:

  • Knowledge of index design and T-SQL performance tuning techniques and T-SQL coding methods and best practices
  • Knowledge of Redgate/Apex SQL tools product lines

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

Database Administrator

Job Location: Colchester, VT or Holland, MI

Job Type: Full Time Hybrid w/ flexible schedule

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our eoStar division as a Database Administrator. Database Administrators are responsible for the support, maintenance, and development of our enterprise database systems.  Additional responsibilities include database monitoring, analysis, and optimization.  A successful candidate will have the desire to learn about the beverage industry and be able to work with multiple application development teams in a fast-paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Proactively monitor SQL Server maintenance tasks, troubleshoot failed jobs and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Analyze and correct SQL Server issues
  • Maintain high availability for internal and external inquiries
  • Streamline and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Perform query tuning and schema refinement

Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of experience as a DBA with activities on SQL Server
  • Experience with reviewing and identifying problem schema areas with existing databases
  • Experience in maximizing utilization both in infrastructure optimization and query refactoring
  • Experience creating, moving and managing SQL database
  • Deep understanding in creating, modifying and optimizing SQL Server Agent Jobs, stored procedures and maintenance plans
  • Deep understanding and experience with Monitor system health and performance
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

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

Marketing Content Specialist

Job Location: Chicago, IL, Colchester, VT,  Ottawa, ON or Remote

Job Type: Full Time, Hybrid w/ flexible schedule, or Remote

VIP & Backbar are seeking a passionate and self-motivated Marketing Content Specialist to take charge of our digital marketing. As the Marketing Content Specialist, you’ll be responsible for creating written and graphic content across multiple digital marketing channels. This role offers the opportunity to take the lead on marketing campaigns and also requires the ability to analyze campaign success. A strong balance of right and left-brained thinking is key. An interest in the bar and restaurant industry is a plus!


Role responsibilities

  • Research, develop and distribute content including blog posts, email campaigns, and other digital content
  • Manage company social media profiles to increase brand awareness
  • Collaborate on copywriting and creative design for sales and marketing
  • Analyze the performance of digital marketing strategies and provide data-driven recommendations for content that will drive traffic and increase lead generation
  • Assist with all other aspects of marketing and in other functional areas as needed

 

Preferred qualifications

  • 2+ years of content marketing experience or equivalent
  • Experience with web analytics tools (Google Analytics, SEO tools)
  • Experience with CRM, marketing automation and web publishing platforms
  • An understanding of SEO best practices
  • Strong copywriting skills and attention to detail

 Bonus qualifications

  • Experience with graphic design (photoshop, canva)
  • Experience or interest in the beverage and hospitality industry

 Our hiring process is simple, transparent and mindful of your time and ours. You can expect a short phone screen, a take-home work sample exercise and two to three ~1 hour interviews.

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

API Platform Engineer

Job Location: Colchester, VT or Ottawa, Ontario

Job Type: Full Time Hybrid w/ flexible schedule

VIP is seeking an experienced Software Engineer with a passion for creating API integrations consumable by multiple clients. The ideal candidate will take great pride in their work and be willing to rethink and suggest improvements for current API eosystem as well as contribute to the development of new projects. This person must be comfortable working closely with a small team and have the flexibility to work on clearly-defined as well as abstract tasks to achieve a shared goal.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently complete components from a larger project in a reasonable time frame
  • Perform complex programming tasks
  • Collaborate with your team to design, plan, implement, test, maintain and monitor solutions
  • Communicate well within and across teams
  • Follow, enhance and contribute to established team processes
  • Continuously seek self-improvement and learning
  • Utilize experience to help guide team through Agile development practice
  • Act as a mentor to newer developers on the team

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development
  • 3+ years of experience with Apigee or other API management platforms
  • 3+ years of experience with modern JavaScript
  • 3+ years of experience with backend frameworks (C#, Java, Spring, Kotlin)
  • Solid knowledge of programming fundamentals—algorithms, data structures, design patterns, and paradigms
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Technologies We Use:

  • Languages: Java/Kotlin, C#, Javascript/Typescript, SQL
  • Frameworks: Spring Boot, .NET, Apigee
  • Tools: Jira, Git, Jenkins, Grafana, Graylog


Our hiring process is simple, transparent and mindful of your time and ours. You can expect a short phone screen, a take-home work sample exercise and two ~1 hour interviews.

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


Implementation / Support

Customer Support Specialist

Job Location: Colchester, VT

VIP is looking for an entry-level Customer Support Specialist to join our support team.  The successful candidate must enjoy working with others, be a fast learner, and enjoy a fast-paced environment.  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will be committed to customer satisfaction.   

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with customers either by phone, chat, email or video call
  • Respond promptly to customer inquiries in a professional manner
  • Handle and resolve customer issues by obtaining and evaluating all relevant information 
  • 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 in help desk ticketing system
  • Record details of inquiries, comments and issues as well as the details of actions taken
  • Follow up on customer interactions to ensure their satisfaction in the resolution

Requirements: We are looking for someone with the following skills & strengths.  We'll train you on the rest!

  • Excellent communication skills - verbal & written
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to maintain data confidentiality
  • Reliable & dependable
  • Able to multitask under pressure

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


Master data / Data Collections

Data Quality Analyst

Job Location: Colchester, VT

Full time w/ hybrid WFH schedule

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Populate and maintain alcohol retailers and account attributes in the internal retailer database based on a set of established business rules
  • Align wholesaler account details to internal retailer database
  • Validate and ensure data quality and accuracy on an ongoing basis

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 degree preferred but not required

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

Data Collections Specialist

Job Location: Colchester, VT

Full time w/ hybrid WFH schedule

We are seeking a Data Collections Specialist 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 entry-level position is well-suited to an inquisitive self-starter willing to ask questions and work with little direct supervision. The Data Collections Specialist is responsible for monitoring a set of assigned distributor accounts to ensure the prompt and accurate reporting of data based on supplier guidelines.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining a professional relationship with an assigned group of distributor customers
  • Managing the daily data processing for those assigned distributors
  • Cross referencing that data against supplier data to ensure accuracy, clarity and continuity 
  • Resolving discrepancies that arise with distributor data
  • Establishing reporting of distributor data for new suppliers & making changes, as required, to existing supplier reporting

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 degreee preferred but not required

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


Accounting / Administration

Billing Coordinator

Job Location: Colchester, VT

VIP is seeking a Billing Coordinator to join our growing Accounting Department. The desired candidate will be highly organized and have the ability to learn quickly and work independently. The Billing Coordinator must also be highly detail-oriented and have the ability to communicate effectively with customers and fellow employees.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Process all billing for the Supplier Reporting Services (SRS) side of our business
  • Track the billing status of current projects across various platforms
  • Facilitate communication between multiple internal teams
  • Additional accounting/administrative tasks as assigned

Desired Skills & Requirements:

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Highly proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel
  • Proficient keyboarding skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • 1-2 years of accounting and/or administrative experience
  • College degree preferred but not required

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