Manager - Core Infrastructure Engineering

Posted Date: Apr- 2-2019

Job ID: 13855

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: Kent Headquarters


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. We are looking for an Inspiring & Engaging Leader to join our Core Infrastructure Engineering team. This position leads a strong IT engineering team responsible for Core Systems Engineering in our Retail locations, Data Centers, Distribution Centers and Cloud Computing Environments. We are looking for a leader who understands how to drive business results, while successfully balancing customer service, as well as REI’s culture of harmony in work-life balance.



Bring your passion and expertise

  • Servant Leadership – Understand and practice the principles of Servant Leadership
  • Engineering Leader – Looking for an experienced leader of people, process & technology in a Retail/Experiences Based technology environment. An entrepreneurial spirit who can help identify/drive optimizations in the Core Infrastructure space and inspire team members to continually evolve. A leader that knows the importance of partnerships at all levels to move our mission forward
  • Agile/Kanban/Iterative Engineering Proficient – Leading teams in Agile/Kanban ceremonies with an eye towards continuous improvement. Proficient leading teams through an iterative engineering practice (e.g. MVPx approach)
  • Technically Savvy – Experience understanding systems design, architecture and representing technology roadmaps for the Core Infrastructure Engineering domain. The specific areas of experience fall into the following technical areas:


  • Systems Hardware – HPE Chassis’, Blades, Hyper-Converged Hardware (Simplivity) in both our Retail and Corporate Data Center spaces
  • OS – Linux (CentOS, RHEL), Windows Server • Domain Services – AD, ADFS
  • Hyper-Visor – ESXi, VMWare. Includes vRA, vROPS and orchestration to automate deployment
  • Automation and Orchestration for Systems – Push our Cloud infracode practices into the data center
  • Container Management – Experience in Docker Management and Orchestration (SWARM and Kubernetes)
  • Cloud – Experience in AWS IaaS and PaaS service deployment as well as Cloud Foundational infra pipeline tools such as Terraform.


  • Organized – Proven project management and organizational skills
  • Experienced – 5-8 years of experience in leading systems engineering teams

Why you'll love it here

We’re a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our over 6 million active members have amazing experiences outside—and do the same ourselves. Bring your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!


*This role will sit in both Eastgate and Kent

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 22 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 150 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 13,000 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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