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Senior Manager Data Engineering

Date:  Nov 25, 2021

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 


As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Job Summary


The Data Science & Data Engineering team is responsible for leveraging our internal data assets to deliver performant, scalable, and impactful data-driven solutions across the business. The team supports modeling initiatives in collaboration with our technology and business partners to enable both strategic opportunities as well as guest facing initiatives. As we continue to grow, our objectives are to deliver increased performance of our existing portfolio of in-market models, granularity of algorithmic decision making, and scalability of solutions across our core lines of business. 

From content recommendation algorithms to forecasts and strategic models, the team is central to data-driven innovation at Vail Resorts. In addition to our modeling initiatives, the Data Engineering team is leading the way with leveraging new technologies and driving integration of systems across our systems and applications.  

As the Manager of the Data Engineering practice, you will be responsible for leading and contributing to development initiatives that advance and evolve Data Science deployments across the enterprise. You will be managing, developing, and leading a team of data experts to continue to deliver highly scalable solutions that drive impact across the organization. 


 Why this role is special: 

  • Vail Resorts is at the forefront of the Travel and Tourism industry – redefining the ski industry in the 21st century 

  • Leveraging analytics, data, and data science are core pillars of Vail Resorts’ strategy moving forward – a critical driver of our success leading to a strong willingness to invest 

  • We are a data-driven business with a proprietary guest database unmatched by any other company in the industry – a great foundation for building our solutions and driving significant impact 

  • The opportunity to take our capabilities to the next level – we are leading the adoption of data and cloud technologies to continue to enhance our impact 

  • Direct exposure to leaders of the business – Our outputs are central to many of the key strategic initiatives across the organization 

  • All the free skiing / riding you and your dependents can handle – free Epic passes, discounted lodging and retail 


Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and design of data engineering projects that advance our enterprise goals of realizing data-driven impact through delivering intelligent solutions across our partners 

  • Play a key role in managing and collaboration cross-functional technology and data initiatives  

  • Bring ambition, a problem solving attitude, and clear articulation of vision to continue to evolve the technical proficiencies of the team 

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior team members and colleagues  

  • Act as a subject matter expert across the domain of data engineering 

  • Lead and contribute to core infrastructure, libraries, and documentation 

  • Lead by example across development paradigms, cross functional communication, and team culture 



Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop technical teams 

  • Detail oriented self-starter with a proven ability to deliver cross-functional solutions 

  • Deep expertise with data warehousing systems, ETL, data systems integration, and cloud data solutions including data lakes or managed services like Snowflake or Databricks 

  • 2+ years of development experience within cloud ecosystems (Azure/AWS/GCP)  

  • 6+ years of development experience within data engineering, data science, or related IT function  

  • Exemplary project management skills and proficiency with collaboration and project tools like Jira 

  • Expertise in SQL across a variety of platforms 

  • Expertise with common programming languages like Python or Java/Scala 

  • Proficiency working with Linux environments and maintaining packages and software versions 

  • Proficiency in designing, developing and deploying scalable data pipelines across multiple systems 

  • Experience with common development tools like git and docker 

  • Hands-on experience with scalable data processing paradigms like Hadoop/Hive and Spark 

  • Experience with Data Science and Machine Learning development tools and processes 

  • Proficiency with CI/CD, DevOps best practices and managing the SDLC 

  • Exemplary communication and leadership in areas of stakeholder management and driving projects to completion 


The budgeted range starts at $140,000 - $160,000 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 304477

Nearest Major Market: Denver