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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

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 and background check.

Accounts Payable Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description:

The VIP Accounting Department has an immediate opening for an Accounts Payable Specialist. The desired applicant will be highly organized and have the ability to learn quickly and work independently. This individual must also be reliable, efficient and have excellent communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive, verify and process expense reports
  • Reconcile expense and other financial reports with account balances and other office records
  • Facilitate payment of vendors, which may include verification of federal ID numbers, reviewing purchase orders, and resolving discrepancies
  • Assist with accounting records and ledgers by reconciling monthly statements and transactions
  • Calculate and report sales tax based on paid invoices
  • Additional accounting/administrative tasks as assigned

Requirements:

  • Business or Accounting degree, or 2+ years of accounting experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently 
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Sales tax experience is a plus!

LOCAL APPLICANTS ONLY

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

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 3+ years related experience, or 5+ years related experience, or equivalent combination of education & 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.

 

Software Support Specialist

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description:

VIP is looking for a Software Support Specialist to join our Customer Service 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. 

  • 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 and background check.

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 assiting 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.

Systems Engineer

Location: Colchester, VT

Job Description

VIP is looking for a Systems Engineer to assist in the building, maintenance, and troubleshooting of our rapidly expanding infrastructure in Colchester, VT.  This person 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.  The primary resonsibility of this 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.

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
  • Additional responsibilities will include the support of reverse proxy servers (ie. HAProxy), web servers (ie. Tomcat), and other applications within our infrastructure. 

Desired Skills

  • Enterprise level skills and awareness are vital
  • Detailed oriented with an understanding and appreciation for change control 
  • Solid scripting skills
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to document accurately and thoroughly
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment


Requirements

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject with 3 to 5 years experience.
  • A proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Linux & Windows based environment
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Understanding of Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure (AOS, AHV, etc) desired
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization desired
  • Experience with cloud environments such as AWS, Azure, and/or GCP preferred
  • Knowledge of general infrastructure concepts such as DNS, DHCP, Active Directory 

 

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

Web Application Developer

Location: Colchester, VT

VIP is looking for a junior to mid-level Web Applications Developer to join our Distributor Web Apps Team.  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
  • Source Control: Git
  • Build Automation: Jenkins, Maven, Nexus

Other Helpful Skills:  
PHP, SQL, Linux, HTTP Request Lifecycle, OpenID, CSS

 

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


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