Software Architect

Date:  Jun 25, 2024

Hybrid, Remote, US

Company:  Vail Resorts Corporate
Shift Type:  Year Round


Our mission is to create the Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, create the Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We own and operate the most renowned destination resorts in the world as well as regional and local ski areas outside major cities, and connect them all through one unrivaled network. We are looking for ambitious leaders, innovators and creators to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


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

The Resort Application Development team partners with many stakeholders throughout Vail Resorts to deliver technical solutions that allow our business to deliver on the mission of Experience of a Lifetime™.

Our systems provide a platform for point-of-sale, payment processing, e-commerce, and various aspects of managing our portfolio of mountain resorts. In some cases, we work with both the software and hardware involved in bringing a solution to life.

We work primarily with C#, .NET, SQL, Angular and WPF, but we also have some smaller usage of other technologies.

As a Software/Solutions Architect on the team, you would be involved in solving problems with business leaders, writing code with development teams, designing build & deployment pipelines, and collaborating with your peers to guide the future of our technology ecosystem.


Job Responsibilities

  • Drive the creation of software solutions that are secure, reliable, scalable, and performant while collaborating with business and technical stakeholders
  • Assess software projects to help provide an estimation of timeline and budget requirements
  • Collaborate with developers to provide guidance and technical expertise while helping teams work toward a shared end goal 
  • Communicate complex technical concepts to many different audiences
  • Contribute as part of a team that may include people from all levels of the organization
  • Build relationships across departments and influence critical decisions that impact the Vail Resorts technology ecosystem
  • Help define a technical roadmap and establish a long-term strategy for the architectural direction of our systems
  • Ensure solutions are designed in alignment with the technical roadmap
  • Proactively improve the software development experience and process for our teams
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to support our critical systems


Job Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience as a technical leader (ideally a development team lead or architect)
  • Significant experience developing production applications in C# (or similar)
  • Significant experience working with relational databases like MS SQL Server
  • Experience developing in a modern JavaScript/TypeScript project
  • Experience building web-based APIs
  • Ability to guide developers toward writing quality code and valuable tests
  • Strong understanding of different SDLC models, with an emphasis on Agile


Preferred Skills

  • Experience designing or maintaining build & deployment pipelines with tools like GitHub Actions and Octopus Deploy
  • Strong knowledge of using Git for source control
  • Familiarity with the Atlassian suite (e.g. JIRA, Confluence, etc.)
  • Experience building Enterprise software on an international scale
  • Previous work with point-of-sale or payment processing systems
  • Familiarity with containers and container orchestration platforms
  • Familiarity with Azure or another cloud provider
  • Familiarity with SOX and PCI Compliance


The expected Total Compensation for this role is $120,000 - $140,000 + annual bonus. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Employees can work remotely from British Columbia, Washington D.C., 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 in person or off-site, 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 or off-site 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  501958
Reference Date: 06/24/2024 
Job Code Function: Applications 
Job Type: Hybrid- Remote