Lead Software Engineer

Posted Date: Nov-15-2021

Job ID: 22075

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

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Customer Platforms technology team as a frontend Lead Software Engineer. Members are at the heart of the Co-op, and this team works in systems across REI’s digital landscape to elevate the experience and benefits of being a member. We are also responsible for the greenfield development of web application systems to enable REI, our members, and our customers to protect, support, and advocate for the outdoors. We've set some lofty goals and the challenges that lie ahead are many and diverse but staying true to our values in action - "we go further together". We invite you to join us on our journey. Bring your passion, curiosity and respect for your fellow humans and join a talented team focused on making our digital offerings the best on the planet.
  • Acts as a technical lead on all projects including highly complex projects.  Responsible for solving highly technical and complex problems on multiple projects. 
  • Provides technical guidance to ensure installed systems are working effectively and proposed systems will meet organization’s future needs.  
  • Analyzes, designs, develops, implements, documents and maintains applications systems, working on highly complex work tasks or project assignments.
  • Gathers, analyzes and translates business and non-functional requirements into a solution design. 
  • Leads meetings to define business requirements and technical solutions.  Manages tasks, estimates resources, establishes timelines and prioritizes work.
  • Designs, develops to specifications and maintains application code in accordance with the current development and project management methodologies and practices.
  • Prepares required documentation for the portion of work assigned.
  • Consults with Quality Assurance and Business Analysts in the development and execution of test plans.
  • Formulates systems scope and objectives and resolves highly complex technical issues.  
  • Provides technical assistance and problem resolution for assigned systems. Leads team in dev ops and resolution of production support problems in accordance with problem management and incident management policies and procedures. Coordinates problem resolution and change requests with vendors.
  • Provides leadership to ensure that application changes follow change management policies and procedures.
  • Identifies, provides recommendations and champions system process improvements.  Ensures improvements and/or changes to operations are implemented and monitored to increase efficiency. 
  • Acts as a mentor and source for direction, training and guidance for less experienced departmental staff.
  • Helps technical managers refine the hiring process, participates in hiring activities, and helps to onboard new team members

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 8+ years engineering experience with large-scale applications
  • 2+ years as a lead is preferred
  • Experience working for a large (5000+ employees) retail company preferred
  • Experience creating and executing implementation strategies for complex systems.
  • Ability to apply highly complex principles, theories and concepts of the technical discipline and provide solutions to a wide range of complex tasks, projects and problems
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency with systems, processes and development, or technical disciplines in a specific field
  • Ability to participate in on-call rotation for 24x7 service requirement and in a CI/CD dev ops environment
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations.
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change.

Technologies and Skills You May Use Include
  • Related front-end frameworks, tools and bundlers (currently we use JavaScript, Vue.js, NPM, Node.js, WebPack, Rollup, Mocha, Chai, to name a few)
  • AWS and cloud technologies, Terraform
  • Building and deploying full-stack web applications, microsite/service frameworks in a CI/CD environment
  • Build tools: Maven, Jenkins
  • Tools: Git, IntelliJ, New Relic, Grafana, Kibana
  • Platforms: AWS, Docker, SQL, MongoDB, Apache Solr
  • Container orchestration systems: Kubernetes, Amazon ECS, etc.
  • Methodologies: Agile, DevOps, Kanban, continuous planning

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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