Principal Business Systems Analyst- Rentals, Used and Activity Centers

Posted Date: Jul-30-2019

Job ID: 15120

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: REI Headquarters is moving to Bellevue, Spring 2020!


What's cool about this job

As a Principal Business Systems Analyst, you’ll ensure the alignment of business strategy to the planning and execution of projects. You’ll play a leading role in our efforts to provide customers with our new offerings of Rentals, Used gear and Activity Centers (i.e. boathouses). You'll serve as a liaison for large, complex and cross divisional projects between the New Business teams, IT Architects, IT application and IT infrastructure teams to ensure business needs and requirements are understood, valued, prioritized and communicated for Rentals, Used Gear, and Activity Centers. Providing customers with the ability to participate in these offerings will not only solve a customer need but will benefit the environment by keeping more gear out of landfills! 

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Related work experience for 7+ years with previous experience in eCommerce, Retail, and/or a customer focused startup
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or business (administration, finance, etc.), or equivalent work experience required
  • Previous experience managing, scoping, sizing and prioritizing a portfolio of stakeholder demand
  • Ability to facilitate, identify, validate, document, prioritize and manage business requirements (including use cases, conceptual data modeling, process modeling and mapping, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the appropriate use of requirements elicitation approaches (User stories, Business requirements documents, etc.) to document requirements and with waterfall and agile SDLC methodologies
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, nimble team, and willingness to provide input or assistance across various functions and roles within the team
  • Experience with integration of third party SaaS providers and tools
  • Aptitude for creative thinking, decision-making, leaning, problem-solving, systems thinking, personal ethics, organizational skills and trustworthiness
  • Ability to manage and engage stakeholders, identify dependencies and impacts
  • Understanding of both business and systems processes and an ability to understand and explain issues from both a technical and a business functional point of view
  • Understanding of business functionality, interfaces, data flow, and functional architecture of systems supported
  • Demonstration of strong oral & written communications, teaching, facilitation & negotiation, leadership & influencing skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a highly collaborative team
  • Knowledge of business principles and practices, industry, organizational, and solution knowledge and general purpose and specialized applications


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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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.