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Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst 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


The Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst is responsible for the overall quality of products delivered to Alterra Mountain Company resorts and business areas through effective test procedures and test execution, as well as assistance with preventive controls and best practices. The ideal candidate will have experience with testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and HRIS environments, as well as experience working in .NET and/or JAVA environments. The Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst will review business requirements, develop test plans and test cases, create test data and identify expected results to thoroughly test business and technical requirements for enhancements or new products.

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


General Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and test new or modified software applications to verify that programs function according to user requirements and conform to established guidelines.

  • Define and write test plans to document scope, solution analysis, strategy, approach, environments, and schedule.

  • Define and write test suites, test scripts and test procedures that encompass the full range of needed software, system and environment testing based on requirements.

  • Execute planned test cases in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Identify software and system defects and record them in Visual Studio. Manage defects through the bug lifecycle, working with various parties as needed to resolve or disposition issues.

  • Debug errors to assist in identifying root causes for defects. This may involve exploratory testing to identify the specific preconditions leading to the defect behavior, reviewing application and system logs, pairing the developers to better understand the code behavior, and so on.

  • Regularly report out test progress and status, including testing risks, test results, defect impact, and recommendations on next steps.

  • Certify that requirements are in testable (clearly verifiable) form. Be able to clearly trace tests and defects back to specific business and functional requirements.

  • Identify and manage the environments used to develop, test, and host the production version of the application or tool planned for release.

  • Recommend program improvements or corrections to the full project team, including development.

  • Estimate the level of effort (LOE) required to plan and execute testing, based on reviews of the requirements and solution architecture/design.

  • Other duties as assigned


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Four (4) years’ experience in a software testing role, with demonstrated responsibility for testing efforts.

  • Experience working successfully with both technical personnel and non-technical customers and staff.

  • Experience designing and performing test activities within an Agile/Iterative software development paradigm, in addition to more traditional waterfall project environments.

  • Experience designing, writing, and executing test cases based on functional specifications.

  • Experience in cross-functional relationship management, working with development and other technical teams.


  • Certification or other formal training in Quality Assurance is desirable.

  • Broad knowledge of computer systems and technical environments required. Experience with testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and HRIS environments, as well as experience working in .NET and/or JAVA environments helpful.

  • Broad knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

  • Experience with Azure Dev Ops preferred.

  • Advanced competency with PC applications including word processing, spreadsheet and project management tools and software.

  • Familiar with automated test tools and tool suites.

  • Experience using or developing automated tools or scripts to achieve testing objectives is a plus.

  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • A self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication abilities; analytic, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and willingness to ask questions or perform research to develop a deep technical understanding.

  • Understanding of standard business processes.

  • A high degree of perseverance, adaptability, and tolerance for ambiguity. Comfortable shifting focus as project priorities shift or unexpected events arise.

  • Ability to work under deadline pressures and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and other district employees.

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: $63,000 - $95,000 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.