Tech Manager

Posted Date: Mar-13-2017

Job ID: 6464

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Kent

State: Washington


What's cool about this job

We are looking for a Tech Manager who will contribute to REI’s success by managing Digital and Marketing Engineering Teams who support Co-op wide strategy through software development and delivery. You'll lead highly technical teams as they create world class digital experiences for our members today and help craft what future digital experiences might be using your highly technical background. You'll collaborate with partners across the co-op including: Order Management, Supply Chain, Payments and Finance.  

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 5+ years supervisory experience in the information technology field and the ability to direct technical work teams
  • 5+ years experience in information technology, including leading teams in business partner planning, systems analysis, software or infrastructure engineering
  • 5+ years experience in software development
  • 5+ years experience planning, organizing and directing systems development projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and experience 
  • Experience developing team-level plans and contributing to annual budgets
  • Experience managing multiple project teams
  • Lead engineering teams in performance and career development
  • Skills in resource management, project prioritization, problem solving, issue management and negotiation, and mediation
  • Ability to manage customer and vendor relationships  Ability to work collaboratively and across divisions
  • Create and manage technical roadmaps for current area taking into account the holistic view of IT roadmaps
  • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results
  • Builds relationship with business partners to ensure business priorities and technology solutions map to organizational strategy
  • Contributes to division strategic planning, applying a current knowledge and future vision of technology and systems which significantly impact the effective execution of business processes
  • Keeps abreast of technology changes and innovations in the information technology field and specifically in the software development or infrastructure engineering field

Why you'll love it here

REI Information Technology is a team of creative and smart technologists who work in a collaborative environment to build business value through technology. And, we have the support of a great company to tackle some pretty dynamic challenges that will keep REI relevant for years to come. If you have a passion for the outdoors and want to be a part of innovating retail technology, this job is for you.


We offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 19 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 11,000 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.

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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LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.