IT Manager - Database Engineering

Posted Date: Dec-23-2021

Job ID: 22464

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.


As the manager of Database Engineering, you will be responsible to deliver information technology (IT) services for database architecture, engineering, and development/support of enterprise data governance practice. Provides direction to a team of database engineers and data architects, establishes work priorities, and evaluates proposed solutions to ensure that technology contributes to achievement of the Company’s and division’s business objectives. Contribute to the creation and curation of an enterprise data dictionary. Contributes to and enforces departmental strategies, policies, and standards. Ensures that team commitments are tracked, managed, and meet or exceed expectations. Maintains a high quality of products and services to help maintain REI’s competitive advantage. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.


  • Challenges and inspires employees to continuously improve operational efficiency, increase automation.
  • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
  • Create, promote, and establish a data governance practice. 
  • Provides coaching, direction, and leadership support to employees. Enabling employees to do their best work.
  • Establishes and maintains visibility within the department.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field
  • 3+ years supervisory experience in the information technology field and the ability to direct technical work teams.
  • 5+ years of infrastructure engineering experience. System Engineering, Database Administration of various database platforms (MSSQL, Oracle, Postgres, MySQL, and MongoDB)
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and agreements with vendors and service providers in the information technology business.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience in promoting a proactive monitoring culture and operational excellence
  • Hands-on experience with various cloud platforms (AWS, Azure)


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.

To review benefits information, including medical, retirement, and time off visit http://foryourbenefit-rei.com.

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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ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
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.