VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Gold Business Partner, VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions in real-time and empower their mobile workforces. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY with branch offices in Florida, Illinois and California.

At VAI you will have the opportunity to work with a seasoned team of directors and developers who have helped create what S2K is today. Our company has a dynamic and exciting environment that will challenge you as you develop your career. Established in 1978, VAI continues to grow year after year.

The following positions are currently available:

Business Intelligence Developer

Posted: Mar 16, 2022
The business intelligence developer will work with a team that provides our BI solution (S2k Analytics) to our customers.

  • Installations of Cognos Analytics (including the upload of our base package content)
  • Creating custom content for customers
  • Design, build and deploy BI solutions
  • Conduct unit training, testing and troubleshooting
  • Collaborate with teams to integrate systems
  • Experience (1-3 years’) with BI solutions
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Linux based systems, ERP systems, SQL, and general programming knowledge preferred
  • Proven abilities to take initiative and be innovative
  • Analytical mind with a problem-solving aptitude
  • IBM certified preferred
  • BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant field
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ERP Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst

Posted: Mar 16, 2022
Job Summary: The ERP Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst will conduct testing on software, and other technical products to identify and resolve bugs, defects, and other potential issues.

  • Reviews design specifications to understand the scope, requirements, and function of the software product.
  • Identifies appropriate parameters, functions, and data to test and validate; parameters may include general function, validity of results, accuracy, reliability, and compliance with industry standards.
  • Conducts testing to ensure products perform according to user requirements and within established guidelines.
  • Identifies, logs, and recreates error codes, bugs, and defects.
  • When a product does not perform within specifications, reports defects to programmers while identifying and recommending solutions, improvements, and updates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of software and database testing including designing and manipulating test data, validating stored jobs, and error replication.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to create test plans and cases from specifications or verbal communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to serve as a liaison with developers, project managers, and customer support.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Three years of ERP related experience required.
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ERP Software Trainer, Accounting – Full Time

Posted: Mar 16, 2022
Job Summary: Software trainer responsible for training all features of ERP System. Organize, facilitate, and deliver training program to our clients. Willing to travel 30 - 50 percent of time when required.

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Must have a strong knowledge of general financial accounting.
  • Understanding of and ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Highly proficient with accounting software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, Self-starter, outgoing personality, enjoy working with people and a team player.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline required.
  • Four to five years of accounting and training experience required.
  • CPA preferred.
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Mobile App Developer

Posted: Apr 12, 2022
The Mobile Application Developer will plan and develop specialized mobile applications software.

  • Analyzes user needs and designs software for client use.
  • Develops code and designs software applications based on user specifications.
  • Modifies existing software to correct errors or improve performance.
  • Monitors and assists with software testing and validation procedures and programming.
  • Monitors and assists with software installation; ensures application operates within established specifications.
  • Gathers and evaluates user feedback and then modifies software for better usability.
  • Designs databases for specific application areas.
  • Collaborates with systems analysts, engineers, and programmers to design systems to support required applications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Required Skills/Abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with the proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Extensive knowledge of coding languages and systems.
  • Ability to learn new coding languages and technologies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Education and Experience:
  • Three to five years of experience as software developer or engineer preferred.
  • Master’s degree required.
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Sales Development Representative

Posted: Feb 10, 2022
The Sales Development Representative is tasked with identifying and generating sales opportunities through both inbound and outbound calling activities. This entry level position requires an ambitious self-starter and someone that can effectively process inbound inquiries and identify qualified leads and opportunities. Relationship selling skills, with the ability to manage sales calls and emails and update a contact management system. The right candidate will also understand how to assess a company’s needs and cater the outreach to each prospect specifically.

The SDR Representative is responsible for qualifying leads at the initial stages in the sales funnel. They must research potential clients, connect with, and educate prospects and qualify leads before handing them off to the ERP Sales Representative.

The inbound sales process: is directed toward prospects who have shown interest in your product or service by reaching out to the company or salesperson via phone call, email, or request for additional information. Since contact has already been made, sales reps begin making warm or hot outreaches. The inbound sales consist of all lead generation/pay per leads, SEO, Google organic search, Leadfeeder.

The outbound sales process: requires salespeople to reach out to prospects in the form of cold calls, emails, or social networks. This process allows salespeople to personalize their outreach from the first touch point, but many people don’t like being contacted without having previously shown interest. They can use our in-house VAI Lists to make calls, drive prospects to webinars and schedule appointments. This will also include Pre calls to the list of trade show attendees to schedule meetings for attendees to meet the sales reps at the booth.

  • Promoting and marketing business through extensive and persistent cold calling, emails, and communication(s) to prospective clients
  • Scheduling Initial Prospecting Meetings for the Sales Team
  • Providing in depth information to the Sales team to enable the most qualified and productive demos
  • Researching and evaluating additional leads/prospects through web research
  • Meet or exceed assigned quota of a minimum of 50 calls/ 50 emails.
  • Working together with the Sales Director to grow a specific sales territory
  • Maintaining all contacts/opportunities and recording all progress in Salesforce
  • Requirements
  • 1+ years of progressively responsible marketing, inside sales or business development related sales experience (preferred)
  • Proven track record demonstrating strong articulation of a product selling points via phone and email
  • Ability to assist in coordinating sales functions including prospecting and leads research
  • Four-year post-secondary education/Bachelor's degree (preferred)
  • Positive attitude and demonstrated ability to deal with rejection
  • Strong oral and written communication skills along with excellent listening skills
  • Ability to develop rapport, influence others and maintain strong working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to explain complex issues clearly
  • Must be self-motivated, persistent, and able to work independently
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Senior App Developer - Mobile

Posted: Apr 12, 2022
Looking for an Enterprise application developer with RPG, JAVA, SQL and AS400(IBM i) experienced to create and manage Mobile applications for an ERP solution. Job responsibilities will include requirements analysis, design, coding, unit and integration testing of software, and support of management system. Our ideal team member is a thought leader who is open to new ideas, has a desire to learn new concepts and is willing to collaborate with others on projects.

Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Math, or Technical science (e.g. Engineering) or equivalent.
  • Must enjoy working in a team environment and interact with customers/users to achieve satisfaction.
  • Technical skills include RPG, Java, REST Web services, JSON.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and relational databases such as DB2, MySQL, etc.
  • Experience with Web servers such as Apache, Tomcat, JBOSS, etc.
  • Experience with Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Inventory and Order processing modules of any ERP software.
Additional Skills
  • Mobile app development in Android and/or iOS.
  • Full Stack Web development using Java Servlets, JSP, JavaScript frameworks, XML.