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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test


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. 

Who are we looking for?

We’re searching for a senior test automation engineer to join the Resort Application Development Team.  Our team is responsible for the development of a suite of custom desktop applications, modern web apps, and internal APIs that provide ski resort management and point-of-sale functionality.


We primarily use C# and the .NET Framework. Our web apps are written in Angular, our desktop apps utilize WPF, and we use SQL Server as our database platform.  Our internal API is a RESTful WebAPI service layer.


You could be a good fit if you:

  • Are passionate about test automation
  • Exhibit strong experience in software QA and QA automation
  • Have experience building and maintaining continuous integration with test automation frameworks
  • Have experience writing, executing, and reporting on automated tests in a .NET environment
  • Enjoy working as part of a small, highly-collaborative team
  • Take ownership of test automation solution designs and architectural decisions
  • Can troubleshoot, determine root cause, and take ownership for resolving test automation code issues
  • Have fun solving complex problems that require learning something new


We have a relaxed work environment, with a close-knit, energetic team.  Our team is located in our Broomfield, CO headquarters building, as well as at several of our mountain resorts, so the ability to work effectively with people across different locations is critical.



  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5 years minimum application development experience in C#
  • 3 years minimum test automation experience
  • 2 years minimum writing and executing .NET tech stack automation cases
  • 2 years minimum experience building and maintaining CI/CD with test automation frameworks
  • 2 years minimum development experience with RESTful APIs
  • Ability to create clear and concise test strategies and plans determining the appropriate balance of test automation (and type of test - UI, API, unit test) versus manual tests
  • Experience scoping, estimating, and tracking test automation work
  • 2 years minimum experience working with SQL Server
  • 2 years minimum development experience working within the Agile with Scrum software development framework
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills


Any experience with the following is a plus:

  • Using Git for source control
  • The Atlassian product suite: Jira, Confluence, Bamboo and Bitbucket
  • Point of Sale/Transaction processing experience
  • Ski resort or hospitality field


 Job Responsibilities:

  • Create repeatable and accurate automated test scripts across the application portfolio
  • Use software design principles to create maintainable and solid tests
  • Integrate test automation with and maintain continuous integration and delivery across the test environments
  • Leverage test automation to identify software issues, working across the team to determine resolution 
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding for applications functionality and offer suggestions for how best to deliver quality assurance solutions
  • Present proposed next areas of test automation based on value add to the Development Leadership Team for prioritization
  • Scope and estimate test automation work for planning and execution, reporting against progress
  • Work across the team (business analysts, developers, quality assurance, and product owners) to increase the test automation footprint and value.
  • Champion test automation methodologies and technologies
  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve and simplify the test automation framework

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 231361

Nearest Major Market: Denver