Senior Software Development Manager

Date:  Jun 22, 2024

Hybrid, Remote, US

Company:  Vail Resorts Corporate
Shift Type:  Year Round


As a leading mountain resort operator with over 40 resorts in sixteen states and four countries. We exist to create an Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, provide and Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We are looking for leaders, innovators, creators, and ambitious professionals to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!

Many of our Corporate function teams can now live and work in any of the states in which Vail Resorts currently operates* – enabling flexible remote work alongside a commitment to building and maintaining strong culture both in person and virtually. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you. Find your purpose with us at


Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).


Job Summary

As a Senior Software Development Manager on the Resort Application Development team, you will be responsible for leading multiple teams that develop custom software for critical and high-impact projects. These teams are responsible for internal APIs that provide core functionality to a variety of employee and guest-facing clients. The software stack primarily consists of .NET C#, Microsoft SQL Server, Angular and WPF. You will be responsible for guiding a group of high-performing software developers while ensuring business objectives are being met, working alongside other software development leaders and managers within the Resort Application Development team.


Candidates must bring experience with leading enterprise software development teams using an agile-based approach. Candidates must be strong producers of talent and foster a culture of transparency, innovation, and a sense of purpose among the team, while creating clear accountabilities to drive success.


Job Responsibilities

  • Establish trust amongst direct reports and partners across locations, functions, and business units by exemplifying integrity, authenticity, and respect.
  • Develop an understanding of our business and collaborate with various stakeholders to identify and influence opportunities to drive business value through technology innovation.
  • Instill passion and motivation into your team’s day-to-day activities.
  • Take ownership of your team’s development by understanding individual aspirations and career development opportunities.
  • Hire high-potential and talented software developers that align with Vail Resorts’ mission and values.
  • Ensure the teams deliver committed projects on time, within budget and of high quality.
  • Assess software projects with other technical and business leaders to help transform high-level business ideas into actionable projects.
  • Help formulate a technical roadmap to establish a long-term strategy that will drive the architectural strength and longevity of our systems.
  • Ensure solutions are built in a forward-looking manner aligned with the multi-year technical roadmap.
  • Ensure all configuration and development changes follow the appropriate SDLC and adhere to all appropriate security and compliance controls.


Job Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS or related field required.
  • 5+ years of software development management experience.
  • Experience architecting and crafting technical solutions.
  • Ability to successfully resolve situations that are broadly defined, complex, diverse, and occasionally unprecedented.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication and relationship-building skills across a variety of audiences.
  • This role will not require direct software development; however, prior hands-on object-oriented software development experience is required to effectively lead the software development team.


Preferred Skills

  • Prior software development experience utilizing C# and the .NET framework.
  • PCI and/or SOX compliance.
  • Prior work in the ski resort or hospitality field.
  • International or cloud software implementations.
  • Point-of-sale / transaction processing experience.


The expected Total Compensation for this role is $129,900 - $160,000 + annual bonus. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

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) 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.  At Vail Resorts, 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.  

*Remote work is currently permitted from British Columbia and the 16 U.S. states in which we currently operate. This includes: California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that the ability to work remotely, and the particulars related to such work, are subject to change at any time; and, accordingly, the Company reserves the right to change its policies and/or require in-person/in-office work at any time in its sole discretion.   


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  501335
Reference Date: 04/22/2024 
Job Code Function: Applications