Senior Technical Project Manager

Posted Date: Nov-16-2016

Job ID: 5657

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

At REI, we believe a life outdoors is a life well lived!

What began as a group of 23 mountain climbing buddies in 1938 is now the nation's largest consumer co-op. But no matter how large REI grows, our roots remain firmly planted in the outdoors and in our dedication to our mission: To inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship.

REI is more than just a place to work. It’s a fun, inspired culture where a rare balance is struck between professional duties and personal adventures. Whether you camp, paddle board, climb mountains or simply prefer chilling at the local park, the outdoors connects us all. Then factor in REI’s stewardship, dedication to sustainability and contributions to our customers’ loved outdoor spaces and you have a recipe for some passionate employees. These shared employee values is what has ultimately landed REI on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 19 years in a row. If working for a purpose driven co-op is a priority for you please consider joining our team.

Bring your passion and expertise

REI is looking for a Senior Technical Project Manager to join our Customer Platform Engineering team. This team builds the software platforms that power and other systems. We’re building a new platform based on tools such as Spring and Docker that powers our new service architecture and extending into the cloud, specifically AWS. The ideal candidate should have a passion for technology with an engineering background and an ability to plan and execute projects and programs. 


The Senior Technical Project Manager works with business partners, architects, and engineers across the organization to define strategy, requirements and timelines as well as lead development teams through design, delivery, management and support. This role involves regular communication with senior management on roadmaps, progress, risks and change control. Cross-team coordination, project management and executive presentation skills are essential.


The ideal candidate is versed in the practices and principles of DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Lean/Agile software development.



  • Bachelor’s or Masters in computer science, engineering or related field
  • 5+ years industry experience as a technical lead or project manager within a technology environment, with a progressive record of successful delivery of complex software systems
  • Prior experience as a software engineer or architect with the ability to get hands on and solve issues
  • Familiarity with large scale web services and applications
  • Previous experience with cloud services and projects
  • Linux and full stack experience a plus
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to drive innovation independently

Why you'll love it here

We’re a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our 5.5 million members have amazing experiences outside—and do the same ourselves. Bring your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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