Linux Systems Engineer

Posted Date: Jul-23-2020

Job ID: 17851

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: REI Headquarters is moving to Bellevue’s Spring District, Summer 2020!



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What's cool about this job

At REI our core mission is to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Contribute to REI’s success in inspiring and educating by helping people discover and participate in classes and local events. Come design, build and support the next generation Hybrid-Cloud Infrastructure services that will power our REI’s IT systems. We are looking for an experienced Systems Engineer who can help with Engineering and Operations of our Linux server fleet (~1K Servers). You'll collaborate in a team oriented dynamic environment with other REI IT Engineers, Architects, and Application Developers to ensure solutions understand and support all requirements. You will have support to grow your skills and explore new technologies as we continually evolve our people, process and technologies.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Engineering and Operations
  • CentOS Linux Engineering and Operations
  • Managing container workloads (Rancher, Kubernetes and Docker)
  • Configuration Management (Puppet)
  • Infrastructure as Code (e.g. Python, Ansible, Jenkins, Helm, Terraform)
  • SOP Definitions/Refinement (Linux and container focused)
  • Monitoring and Alerting (Grafana, InfluxDB, Prometheus, Splunk, SolarWinds)
  • VMware ESX operations (creation/management of virtual servers and modifying CPU/RAM/storage)
  • New server builds
  • Researches new technologies or methods to advance technical capabilities of the Co-op
  • Experience designing to high availability and disaster recovery requirements
  • Ability to draft system documentation inclusive of Confluence KBs, technical specs, architecture diagrams, etc
  • Knowledge of storage systems (NAS, SAN, AWS S3)
  • A passion for jumping in, learning new stuff, and getting your hands dirty
  • Participates in on-call rotation Ability to work on multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Nice to haves: IBM Spectrum Scale experience, AWS experience

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Linux System Administration Experience (2+ years)
  • RHEL 7 and 8
  • CentOS 7 and 8
  • Docker/Kubernetes/Rancher
  • Puppet, Satellite
  • HP Hardware Experience
  • Synergy, ProLiant, C7000 platforms
  • OneView
  • Firmware Patching

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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§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.