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Senior Data Analyst

Date:  Jul 16, 2021

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

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



Job Summary:

The Resort Application Development (RAD) Team is a software development team within Vail resorts that is focused on the support, maintenance and development of Guest Connect. Guest Connect is the Point of Sale system that sells Lift Tickets, Season Passes, Ski and Ride School and other miscellaneous products. This team works with many other Vail Resorts applications such as our Digital platforms, Food and Beverage and Retail systems.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Data Analyst to join our team. The Sr Data Analyst role will be completing extracts and analyses for business units to present findings and recommendations to business leaders. This person will be responsible for creating and delivering reports that will help provide insights that drive financial command and control of the business. They are phenomenal at driving operational improvements and have a solid technical background, with the capability to give instructions to a non-technical audience.

This individual will also work closely with our Resort Production Maintenance (RPM) team to troubleshoot ongoing data support and reporting issues. Other responsibilities include quality assurance responsibilities, such as test script development and execution, creating production support and training documentation, & compliance responsibilities. This role will report to our Sr. BA Manager of RAD Applications.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deploy periodic operational and financial reports to internal stakeholders that will provide them with greater understanding and lead to opportunities and improvements
  • Gather and develop business requirements; collaborate with business stakeholders on the analysis of business and functional issues; understand technical requirements, participate in solution design, quality assurance and execution
  • Document and communicate findings and insights to business leaders; develop a robust documentation repository; document quality assurance process and any variations in findings; review and document data analysis methodology
  • Ensure all compliance requirements (SOX/PCI) are met
  • Develop code, data tables, data mining, and automate reports to support internal custom analytics
  • Identify data sources needed to produce required data sets or reports; extract knowledge and information from large data sets
  • Conduct analysis and confirm results; optimize queries for performance; identify issues related to data, data sources and data processing
  • Demonstrate an excitement to work within a small flexible team which may require performing ad-hoc jobs to complete tasks
  • Ability to participate in a robust, motivated and engaged team
  • Build strong relationships with business & IT partners, vendors and stakeholders to ensure alignment and proper prioritization
  • Participate in operational support for product applications, utilizing the Heat and Jira systems, including weekend on-call support on a rotational basis.
  • Ability to operate in an ambiguous environment and deduce meaning from limited amounts of available information
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Technology or related field
  • Minimum of 4 years of successful relevant work experience
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft SSRS, SSIS and Excel
  • Shown success in communicating ideas and providing recommendations using data
  • Previous exposure to development, documentation and maintenance of business data models
  • Describe yourself as a “go-getter” who is curious and enjoys working at a rapid pace
  • Proven ambition to take on additional ownership, assuming responsibilities outside of day-to-day deliverables
  • Excellent customer service skills with a demonstrated customer-focused, service-first attitude
  • Superior verbal & written communication skills and the ability to communicate with various levels of leadership

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in a ski resort or hospitality field
  • Experience with RPOS/RTP or similar software applications and relational/multi-dimensional databases
  • Experience with Python, R, Alteryx, Tableau, PowerBI or other similar tools
  • Experience with the Atlassian product suite: Jira, Confluence, Bamboo and Bitbucket


The budgeted range starts at $90,000-$113,000 + 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 


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. 


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 322148

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