Domain Architect - Infrastructure Engineering

Posted Date: Jan- 4-2022

Job ID: 22460

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: Yes

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What's cool about this job

REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

At REI, we believe that a life outdoors is a life well lived. As an employee of REI, you will have the opportunity to help deliver that experience to our Co-op Members. REI is more than an outdoor retailer – our members engage with us in experiences, content and community, advocacy and so much more.

We are looking for a candidate who possess broad expertise across Core Infrastructure technologies including Networking, Directory Services, Virtualization, Security and Cloud Architectures.

This role works closely with Enterprise & Peer Architects, Core Engineering teams, IT Leaders and Business Partners to design and develop robust technology solutions  

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Create, maintain, and socialize technology roadmaps, reference architectures, and key architectural principals for REI’s Core IT Infrastructure technologies.
  • Develop strong relationships and trusted partnerships among peers and the engineering teams you represent.
  • Enforce architecture governance by reviewing architectures created by other solution architects and ensures architecture alignment with infrastructure and security target state and reference architectures.
  • Review technical design and configurations created by engineering teams to ensure alignment with enterprise standards and target architecture.
  • Represent Core Infrastructure & Cloud teams in Architecture processes and ceremonies.
  • Guide technology investment decisions based on analysis and evaluation to ensure alignment with targeted business outcomes.
  • Lead evaluations of technology options available via commercial vendors and in-house solutions including tradeoff discussions, impact analysis, and cost benefit analysis.
  • Lead/Assist in developing Proofs of Concept for new technologies.
  • Perform periodic technology roadmap reviews ensuring alignment among technology stacks as well as Security and Business priorities.
  • Participate in 3rd party partner business/technology reviews.
  • Seek opportunities for personal/professional growth as well as helping to grow others

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years developing real world scaled solutions with knowledge of full application development lifecycle (SDLC) and methodologies; waterfall, agile and hybrid.  
  • 3+ years systems architecture experience with enterprise-scale, mission-critical technologies
  • Strong knowledge & skills across various core infrastructure domains i.e., Networking, Server, Storage, Active Directory, Security, Cloud, etc.
  • Experience with integrations, automation, and orchestration
  • Ability to lead stakeholders through requirements, design, and trade-off discussions
  • Ability to translate business needs into architecture requirements.
  • Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to solve business problems.
  • Experience using tools such as iServer, Visio or another similar architecture repository platforms (, Balsamiq etc.)

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.


As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

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At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 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 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 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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