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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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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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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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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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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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Data Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

We are seeking several intelligent, self-motivated individuals to join our Supplier Reporting Services Team in data analytics and data management roles. These non-technical, entry-level positions are integral to the success of our rapidly growing company and are well suited to inquisitive self-starters, willing to ask questions and work with little direct supervision.

Our Supplier Services business is focused on moving data between distributors and suppliers in the beverage industry as well as maintaining a master database of beverage retailers. This data is a driving force in marketing and supply chain planning and is vital to the business practices of our customers. A high level of attention to detail and willingness to find solutions to problems in a systematic and efficient way is required to perform these jobs well. Ideal candidates will understand the importance of building and maintaining relationships with our customers. Successful candidates must 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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Documentation Writer

Location: Colchester, VT

We are seeking a wordsmith and information developer to produce documentation and training materials for an expanding VIP product line. Our writers develop online guides, release notes, embedded help, video shorts, e-learning modules, newsletter articles, conference presentations, and more. Our goal is to help customers use VIP products to the fullest. Writers are part of the Documentation Team yet work independently with various development groups and subject matter experts. The successful candidate must have the ability to figure out what our users need to know and have the excellent writing and organizational skills to deliver that knowledge.

Requirements: 

  • Two years of experience in software documentation or software training
  • Please include a writing sample along with cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.

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

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Systems Engineer

Locations: 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