Principal Analyst of Infrastructure for Automation and Cloud (Remote)

Date:  Jun 2, 2023

Remote, Remote, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
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


Job Summary:

We are searching for an architect, technical lead, and Infrastructure subject matter expert with experience in Public Cloud (Azure, AWS, GCP) and Infrastructure Automation to join the Enterprise Platform Services team within the Core Infrastructure organization. Responsibilities include driving standards and architecture with the future in mind, ensuring adherence to public cloud best practices and enabling the company to provide the experience of a lifetime for guests.


This position reports to the Senior Manager of Enterprise Platforms and will be a key member of the IT Infrastructure Leadership team. 


Job Specifications:

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Other Specifics: Remote
  • The expected range is $111,900 - $150,000 + annual bonus


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall architecture guidance and long-term vision for the Infrastructure team in support of enterprise objectives while setting the strategy providing subject matter mastery within overall Infrastructure of Vail Resorts processes, tools, and technologies
  • Work across IT and the business to set the technical foundation for delivering leading-class service
  • Design and drive the delivery of the team’s multi-year technology roadmaps ensuring proper documentation and alignment.
  • Partner with business stakeholders and other team members to understand their needs to assess, solution and estimate future work deliverables to then put to plan and execute funding asks or delivery requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise and oversight guidance for day-to-day Business ss Usual (BAU) activities ensuring innovation and streamlining enhancements and changes.
  • Possesses broad and specific knowledge regarding regulatory compliance (PCI/SOX/PPI/etc.) and the requirements around each, including experience performing remediation activities.
  • Drive the resolution of daily operational issues, evaluating and ensuring root cause is found to remediate preventing recurrence.
  • Expertise and experience in providing automated solutions within an infrastructure environment looking at the entire footprint to determine where manual effort reduction opportunities exist with the ability to also drive implementation of high-quality automated solutions.
  • Ensure all changes in configuration, hardware and software follow the appropriate process adhering to all appropriate controls along with providing technical support and expertise as needed.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve, implement standards and develop documentation within the Vail Resort’s technology ecosystem while socializing and partnering with other teams and stakeholders.
  • Successfully collaborate with partners across the enterprise to seek opportunities to evolve our technology footprint to support business objectives
  • Engages and consult directly with managers, developers, project managers, business analysts, business stakeholders, contract developers and vendor consulting partners on the development and support of projects and enhancements within the overall Infrastructure realm.
  • Lead through influence by helping direct the work and priority of the team.
  • Mentor other analysts both inside and outside of the direct team assigned.
  • Demonstrate and drive a positive influence within the broad team showing collaboration and teamwork skills and attitude on a daily basis.
  • Demonstrate the ability and skills communicating highly technical solutions in clear and simple terms, adapting as needed to ensure understanding as needed from a non-technical audience. 
  • Be responsible for driving good and timely decisions to excel at moving the enterprise forward with input and consideration of stakeholders at all times, including the case where there may be an absence of information.
  • Take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high-energy and enthusiasm.
  • Complete all tasks and work assigned on time and at appropriate quality.
  • Ability to take on more complex tasks than lower Analyst positions.
  • Listen, take notes, and manage individual follow up actions without prompting.
  • Expectation to own products/workstreams/processes as the primary SME/Architect/Engineer.
  • Expected to drive projects and team workstreams and inform leadership as necessary, including risk assessments.
  • Develop a reputation for and function as the primary expert within Infrastructure areas of technology and process areas.
  • Expected to manage the team on a short-term basis when necessary during manager absence.
  • Represent the team in cross-functional projects/efforts.
  • Jump in to troubleshooting issues as needed and work to provide root cause analysis and remediation to issue with the ability to do what is needed to ensure to prevent recurrence.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a related field. Work experience and/or certifications may substitute for a degree.
  • 10 years’ infrastructure experience, supporting datacenter technologies such as: compute, virtualization, storage, backup, authentication, enterprise networking (route, switch, firewall, etc.), end-user computing, database, container (Kubernetes) or DevOps technologies
  • 2 years’ experience in a team lead role
  • 2 years’ experience with SOX, PCI, HIPAA, or similar compliance requirement
  • 2 years’ experience working on projects in a waterfall/Agile/etc. framework
  • Demonstrated continuous learner
  • Experience working in a production support role
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Relevant certifications are desirable (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • The successful candidate will have a superior, service-oriented approach to infrastructure operations and solid technical infrastructure experience including architecture, engineering, and cloud deployments.


The expected range is $111,900 - $150,000 + 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.  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 494510