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Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Director, Software Engineering in Denver, Colorado




Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. The Ikon Pass connects the most iconic mountains across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Chile, delivering authentic, memorable snow adventures. Alterra Mountain Company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage, retail, and service businesses.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with destinations across the continent, Alterra Mountain Company is rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans six U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton and Sugarbush in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Also included in the portfolio is Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada. Alterra Mountain Company honors each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrates the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone.

A career with Alterra Mountain Company is more than what you do today; it’s being part of creating a community rooted in the spirit of the mountains, united by a passion for adventure, and celebrating the legendary adventures and enduring memories that mountains bring to everyone.


  • Free skiing + riding privileges across the family of Alterra Mountain Company resorts for all eligible employees and their dependents. And, discounted rates at non Alterra-owned Ikon Pass destinations.

  • Flexible Time Off (FTO) policy for eligible employees to rest, relax and recharge

  • Generous discounts on outdoor gear, apparel, rental cars, etc.

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs, and more

  • 401(k) plan with generous company match

  • Paid parental leave of up to 6 weeks for eligible employees

  • Commuter benefits (Denver employees only)

  • Brand new Alterra Mountain Company office located in Denver’s RiNo Art District neighborhood


Key technology initiatives were set in motion before our company even had a name. Now we’re aiming to be the most technology enabled company in the outdoors & recreation space. We started this journey with Ikon – the first ski pass to deliver direct-to-lift access across 40+ resorts on different continents, across different systems, and with owned & partner resorts alike. We’re looking for an innovative leader to take our fulfillment platform to the next level as a core component of our enterprise technology architecture. You will lead a strong team of highly collaborative software engineers who’ve developed a culture of openness and trust. Your experience efficiently running systems at scale, optimizing system performance, and coordinating with product, digital and operations team will be key to our success. Your ability to support technology architecture sessions and collaborative decision making across teams will ensure we deliver long-term, high-value business capabilities.

This is a critical backend platform supporting $100MM+ revenue and driving our core guest experience – the less our guests know about this platform, the more seamless and enjoyable their experience is. Along the way, we’ll take some days for formal R&D efforts – after all, how do we know if we’re supporting our guest experience effectively if we don’t actually know the guest experience?

If you’re motivated to lead a team of engineers building enterprise-scale, distributed systems across on-premise and cloud services, and have some fun along with the challenges, then we look forward to speaking with you.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.


Technical Duties

  • Develop and champion the platform architecture, standards, tools and capabilities.

  • Support technical architecture design sessions to identify the right technologies that fit our needs

  • Support the team’s Agile & SDLC processes to ensure high-quality and timely feature delivery.

  • Drive efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our daily operations and release cycles, coordinating with other teams as needed.

  • Align with product team to support and oversee the development backlog to meet business commitments.

  • Manage day-to-day tactical team operations

Leadership Duties

  • Develop a team of high performing software engineering professionals across engineering, architecture, standards, and governance, using both full time resources and contractors

  • Develop team members professional capabilities through performance management, soft skills management, and technical skillsets.

  • Drive the technical roadmap and strategy by fostering relationships with key stakeholders in Enterprise Data, IT Operations & Infrastructure, Digital and Marketing.

  • Achieve business goals by fostering innovation and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future solutions.

  • Partner with engineering peers in the development of our enterprise architecture, best practices, and operating models.

  • Manage day-to-day functions of team such as time approval, expense approval, and recurring meetings.

  • Manage relationship with external vendors and systems to provide data, ensure standards, meet security requirements, and enable business partners

  • Create and manage project budget, scope and delivery plans to ensure on-time and in-budget delivery

  • Monitor all non-fixed costs including contractors and cloud services

  • Direct the development, implementation and enterprise wide adoption of tools, systems, and processes designed to support the organization’s information and data needs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • 10+ years designing, building, deploying and operating enterprise-scale applications and services

  • 5+ years developing & managing a team of highly performant software engineers

  • 5+ years in technical development / engineering roles

  • 5+ years executing and growing SDLC concepts including application lifecycle management, release management, and continuous delivery.

  • 3+ years proven experience developing, deploying, and maturing devops capabilities.

  • 3+ years serving as technology architect in an enterprise environment with multiple engineering teams and systems; areas of focus should include API, Identity, SOA, message brokering, and domain designs.

  • Experience designing, building, and deploying cloud-based capabilities (Azure-preferred); cloud security (accounts, users, groups, roles); logging and monitoring; lambdas and functions; data versioning and life cycle management; infrastructure-as-code.

  • Proven verbal, presentation, and written communications skills across technical, non-technical, and senior management audiences

The base salary range below represents the low and high end of the Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc.’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term and long-term incentives and many region-specific benefits.

Denver area base salary range: $118,000 - $177,000 per year


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see, hear, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.


Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to harsh and varying outside weather conditions.

Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually moderate.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that an employee may be required to perform in this position. Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. and its affiliates reserve the right to modify, increase, decrease, suspend, and or eliminate any of the essential duties and/or the position in its entirety.

This job description is not an express or implied contract, guarantee, promise, or covenant of employment for any set term or duration, or for termination only for cause.

Employment with Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. or any of its affiliates is “at will” meaning either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

This position is located in Colorado, and the work is primarily in Denver, CO and, as such, employment in this position is subject to the labor and employment laws of the state of Colorado.

Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces. All employees and candidates are reminded that Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. and its affiliates adhere to all applicable labor and employment laws, and State, County, and City-specific labor and employment regulations, where applicable.