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Senior Data Engineer

Date:  Jun 9, 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 Data Science & Data Engineering team is responsible for using our internal data assets to deliver performant, scalable, and impactful data-focused 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.

As a Senior Data Engineer you will act as a primary contributor within the development initiatives for the team and business. You will own the end-to-end architecture and deployment of data intake, model execution, and delivery of our team’s modeling solutions to activation and decision endpoints across the organization. Additionally you will help lead the integration and democratization of new technologies that bring scale, agility, and efficiency to the way we work with data!


Job Responsibilities

  • Aid in the architecture and lead the development of data engineering projects that advance our enterprise goals of realizing data-focused impact through delivering intelligent solutions across our organization
  • 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
  • Participate as a subject matter expert across the domain of data engineering
  • Contribute to core infrastructure, libraries, and documentation
  • Act as an integrator across development paradigms, cross functional communication, and team culture


Job Requirements

  • Detail oriented self-starter with the ability to deliver technically proficient and cross-functional solutions
  • Significant experience with data warehousing systems, ETL, data systems integration, and cloud data solutions including data lakes or managed services like Snowflake or Databricks
  • Familiarity with developing and automating data pipelines in cloud ecosystems (Azure/AWS/GCP)
  • Ability to handle multiple ongoing projects and communicate status clearly
  • 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
  • Experience in designing, developing and deploying scalable data pipelines across multiple systems
  • Working knowledge of common development tools like git and docker
  • Familiarity with scalable data processing paradigms like Hadoop/Hive and Spark
  • Familiarity with Data Science and Machine Learning development tools and processes
  • Ability to develop clear documentation and business partner management across audiences with multiple levels of technical skills


The budgeted range starts at $90,000-$140,000 + 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 317988

Nearest Major Market: Denver