Senior IT Project Manager (Remote)

Date:  Sep 8, 2023
Location: 

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 www.vailresortscareers.com

 

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Technology Project Manager with a strong agile background to join the Resort Application Development Team. This role will be responsible for managing projects of varying complexity that drive value across several lines of business. Reporting directly to the Director of Project Management, this role will have the opportunity to lead and/or contribute to a variety of projects that focus on innovative guest experiences, while enhancing ski management and point-of-sale applications. Successful candidates will establish themselves as leaders capable of effectively partnering with business stakeholders and cross-functional technology teams to deliver software solutions.

 

Job Specifications:

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Other Specifics: Remote
  • The budgeted range starts at $82,800 - $110,000 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience

 

Job Responsibilities:

Drive Value: Achieve delivery excellence through effective project management practices, aligned with RAD’s product delivery framework

  • Analyze and understand business strategy and high priority goals, so you understand the ‘big picture” and purpose of a project.

  • Engage with appropriate stakeholders to facilitate agreement on objectives and success measures, ensuring project objectives are met.

  • Define realistic project plans with input from Dev and BA project leads, ensuring a mutual understanding of delivery commitments

  • Track key milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan. Proposes recommendations and adjustments to plans as required.

  • Support delivery team with navigating ambiguity when transitioning from project assessment to early initiation.

  • Demonstrate self-awareness and accountability while also holding others accountable to deliver on schedule.

 

Serve Others: Inspire trust and build productive relationships with key stakeholders and agile delivery teams.

  • Engage broadly and deeply across the organization to quickly connect information and facilitate positive project outcomes.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in routinely briefing key stakeholders, steering committees, and Resort Application Development leadership to facilitate decisions.

  • Partner with stakeholders to understand their needs and use that knowledge to drive effective prioritization of scope and backlogs.

  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams (Business Analysts, Developers, Quality Analysts and Product Owners) to ensure functional and non-functional requirements, technical designs, and test plans will achieve the product vision and the business’ needs in accordance with the SDLC process

  • Explain “the why” to team members and bring them along with key decisions that are made.

  • Establish “ways of working” within the agile delivery team and facilitate team health checks regularly, sharing key updates with Resort Application Development leadership.

  • Assist the delivery team with preparing for sprint demos, ensuring the team is following demo guidelines and meeting the sprint definition of done.

  • Coordinate warranty activities and transfer of backlogs with the operational team.

  • Manage relationships with 3rd party vendors, including RFQs, contract negotiations, invoice payment and tracking.

 

Do Good: Create an environment of continual improvement internally and with cross- functional teams and business partners

  • Demonstrate the ability to learn through curiosity and flexible thinking as new challenges arise.

  • Facilitate sprint and project retrospectives, integrating feedback into the team’s ways of working and delivery commitments.

  • Share feedback from stakeholders with the team, helping them to understand the positive impact of their collective contributions.

  • Contribute to Vail’s talent philosophy and help others grow in their roles and career objectives.

  • Recognize Vail’s Commitment to Zero and Epic Promise, fostering an understanding of these initiatives across the delivery team.

 

Do Right: Anticipate the needs of key leadership and facilitate as well as motivate those around you to identify solutions

  • Ensure candid communication about potential risks, collaborating with the delivery team to identify options and advising stakeholders of mitigation tactics.

  • Escalate and take action to resolve major impediments to project execution.

  • Guide the delivery team through change adoption, based on newly identified business needs and portfolio demand.

 

Have Fun: Demonstrate passion for helping teams realize their full potential by coaching and enabling delivery of outstanding programs while having fun.

  • Identify opportunities to connect virtually and in person to celebrate project accomplishments.

  • Encourage team members to think of organic ways to integrate fun into sprint ceremonies.

  • Support team members to take advantage of team connection events.

 

Be Inclusive: Welcome new team members and encourage a culture of belonging for all team members

  • Attend DEI trainings and company sponsored events, as available.

  • Acknowledge the importance of inclusivity in software design decisions- including all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and other differences.

 

Be Safe: Create a team culture focused on psychological safety and trust

  • Focus on being a business leader first and foremost.

  • Lead through persuasion and value versus role authority, empowering team members to

    express their viewpoints.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required 
  • 3+ years of experience managing custom software development projects and product launches with a proven track record of delivering on time and on budget 
  • Consulting experience highly preferred 
  • Strong leadership experience with a history of increasing responsibility and career growth 
  • Experience leading project delivery with Scrum/Agile framework and continuing to improve processes 
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and MS Project 
  • Competent in Agile tracking tools such as JIRA 
  • Experience managing vendors 

 

Preferred Skills 

  • Certified Scrum Master 
  • Certified Project Management Professional 

 

The expected Total Compensation for this role is $82,800 - $110,000 + 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  497153
Reference Date: 08/09/2023 
Job Code Function: Project Management