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Senior IT Manager DBA

Date: Jul 13, 2019

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Summary of Job:


The Senior Manager is responsible for managing the portfolio of enterprise application infrastructure for Vail Resorts, including operational strategy, architecture, and leadership focused on a team of dedicated DBA’s/Sysadmins. Ideally the individual will have experience with transforming a on-premise eco-system to a cloud based environment. This person plays an integral role in connecting the DBA team with key stakeholders, providing leadership and partnership in the delivery of key projects, system design, and daily production tasks.  Superior leadership qualities, and excellent verbal communication skills, and technical aptitude are a requirement in important technology role. This position reports to the Director of Infrastructure Operations and partners with Security, data analytics, infrastructure leadership and application development to provide an effective, secure ecosystem that operates with a high degree of performance and uptime


  • Provide leadership, direction and mentoring to the Production DBA team
  • Develop strategic goals (converting to cloud) and standards for enterprise eco-systems in cooperation with department managers and key stakeholders.
  • Work with business units and application development teams to understand application requirements and guide the DBA team in the development of secure, scalable, and high-performance eco-systems.
  • Provide oversight of resolution to performance problems in production, development, and quality assurance cycles.
  • Keen insight into IT process improvement, Dev/Ops with a focused pursuit of automation within the SDLC and a strong sense of consistency throughout development and production environments.
  • Establish security processes within the DBA team in support of the company’s security practices
  • Establish and support change management process for granting access to production and development systems.
  • Develop capacity-planning process to monitor and forecast database resource utilization.
  • Ensure compliance requirements (SOX/PCI) are adhered to
  • Project management oversight of the group’s initiatives  


Essential Job Responsibilities:


  • Drive:  Develop and drive the ownership and accountability of the DBA/Sysadmin team in support of business objectives and supporting IT initiatives.
    • Able t facilitate multi-disciplinary strategic discussions with senior business and technology leaders combined with strong, clear and concise communications skills
    • Prvide leadership for a multi-disciplinary DBA/Sysadmin team to ensure successful implementation of key initiatives across the enterprise eco-system.
    • Prvide project/program facilitation and oversight; facilitate agreement on objectives and success measures, provide overall project/program issue resolution and roadblock removal. 
    • Partner with Infrmation Security, IT, & Business Leadership in execution of a roadmap that aligns with our Business Strategy.
  • Connect:  Inspire trust and build strong, authentic, productive relationships within the organization and with key stakeholders.  Effectively engage and collaborate with leadership across the organization to develop, define and build on innovative ideas and business priorities.
    • Acts as a rle model for developing and maintaining positive, collaborative relationships with all constituents including business and IT peers and leaders.
    • Engage bradly and deeply across the organization to quickly connect information and people to drive enterprise projects, programs and initiatives.
    • Partner with stakehlders to understand their drivers and needs, and use that knowledge and those relationships to drive effective prioritization and roadmaps for delivery.
  • Develop:   Create an environment of continual improvement both inside and outside of direct team.
    • Empwer team members and develop talent through monitoring and evaluation of performance, alignment to corporate professional development program, and company growth.
    • Demnstrate the ability to learn and develop as a self-starter requiring little direction.  We are loking for someone who shows the potential to do more and is a natural leader.
    • Be a Prducer of Talent with individuals on your team and across the organization.
  • Out Front: Anticipate the needs of key leadership and facilitate as well as motivate those around you to identify solutions that both improve and advance business objectives
    • Maintain an external netwrk to ensure our organization continuously analyzes new technology, trends, innovations, etc. and ensures our strategy and priorities stay appropriately aligned.
    • Prvides expert recommendations based on strong front-to-back understanding of existing systems and frameworks combined with a strong understanding of emerging technologies.
    • Be curius about our business and seek to understand our strategy, business practices, and projects.
  • Re-Imagine: Bring new ideas, methods, and approaches to Vail Resorts and this role.  Leverage own expertise to challenge the status quo and drive decisions and actions necessary to improve our business processes and related technology.
    • Evlve current SDLC , Dev/Op practices and cloud based solutions to better align with recent growth and ensure future scalability.
  • Passion: Demonstrate an unyielding passion for the employee experience, culture, mission and vision.  Lead by example and inspire others to follow.


Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Technology or related field
  • Preferred 10+ years of relevant work experience including proven ability to successfully lead and oversee critical projects and cross functional efforts
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of key concepts in database management, SDLC, Dev/Ops and cloud services
  • Ability to communicate with various levels (including Director and VP) within IT and the Business
  • Understanding of running production systems on a global level
  • Consistently demonstrated growth in their own skills & leadership.


Other Requirements:



  • Ability to drive strategy, vision, direction, and prioritization on enterprise wide projects and programs at the senior leadership level.
  • Can manage initiatives from concept through to completion, including the development and presentation of a business case.
  • Applies critical thinking to generate new thoughts and opportunities; has ability to collaborate and build on strategic and innovative thoughts/ideas.
  • Informed on industry standards and practices, and a forward thinker on new and innovative approaches.

Project Management:

  • Ability to socialize and manage a portfolio of projects in support of stated strategic objectives.

Manage operational business impacts as well as technical components of the program or project.

  • Provide vision and leadership regarding organizational design and resourcing of large, complex and undefined enterprise wide initiatives including all aspects of management from vision through execution.


  • Manage enterprise wide programs with complex financial models including internal and external stakeholders and complex contract negotiation.
  • Participate in the annual expense and capital budgeting processes & cycles for their areas.

Employee Management:

  • Ability to manage/oversee internal and contract resources.
  • Ability to produce talent on their team and across the organization

Vendor Management:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to external vendors.

Ability to work through vendor contract management issues.

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
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 166479

Nearest Major Market: Denver