Engineering Manager - Search


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Seattle HQ
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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.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Manager who will lead the Search Platform and Experience capabilities for This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about contributing to the success of our growing digital business. This team contributes to REI’s success by ensuring delivery of rich, relevant and accurate search results at scale in order to inspire customers and give them confidence in their purchase decisions.  Working with teams across the Co-op, we ensure applications and infrastructure are working seamlessly to create the best customer experience possible, while allowing for rapid innovation. 

A successful Manager for this team will possess the ability to bring a broad variety of IT and business teams together, in combined support of the growing website and search capabilities. Rapport building, empathy and balancing the competing priorities of these teams and stakeholder groups who need the team’s assistance, are key traits the team’s manager will possess. 

The team possesses engineering skills, understands solution architecture, pipeline automation and can build/run new platforms and services. The team manages its services like a product portfolio, supports the DevOps mindset of the Co-op, and drives the application development to incorporate new concepts and technologies. You will have the opportunity to grow your skills and enhance search capabilities through the use of AI/ML.

Bring your passion and expertise
  • Experience supporting DevOps teams building and deploying full-stack web applications, microsite/service frameworks in a CI/CD environment
  • Passion for automating software delivery
  • An ability to understand how different solutions and strategies impact search results and experience within a website
  • Extensive experience with Agile, SCRUM and Kanban methodologies, and assessing the needs of the team you’ll support to utilize aspects of each appropriately 

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 5+ years’ experience supporting information technology teams 
  • Experience leading teams, coaching, developing, and mentoring talent
  • Possess a broad technical understanding of the technologies in this field, including but not limited to
    • Search technologies and frameworks (Lucidworks’ Solr and Fusion, ElasticSearch)
    • Build Tools: Maven, Jenkins, Git, IntelliJ, New Relic, Grafana, Kibana
    • Platforms: AWS, Docker, MongoDB, Apache Solr
    • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (Terraform etc.)
    • Experience working with cloud service providers (preferably AWS)
    • Experience supporting internal tools
  • Demonstrated experience challenging and inspiring others to provide customer centric solutions and leading incremental and continuous improvement of software engineers and product managers through differing means 
  • Demonstrated ability translating technical requirements for technical and non-technical partners
  • Experience in managing budgets, multiple tasks at once, and setting priorities and critical deadlines 
  • Ability to collaborate with business partners and present information effectively to all levels of staff and leadership 
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and agreements with vendors and service providers in the information technology business 
  • Curiosity in the latest innovations in retailers and their omni-channel capabilities

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 applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. 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.

The pay for this role is: $95,000 to $200,000 per year  
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

Posting Range
$95,000 to $200,000 per year
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