Principal/Lead Mobile Engineer

Posted Date: Aug- 3-2021

Job ID: 20878

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

As a Principal/Lead Mobile Engineer, you’ll provide technical leadership and engineering excellence to REI’s mobile development team. In this hands-on role, you’ll create and foster growth in the mobile engineering team and work across the entire IT and Digital organizations to influence and lead development and product teams in delivering quality features within the Native Mobile App ecosystem. In this role you will:  

  • Lead the technical planning and delivery of features in the REI consumer mobile app.
  • Act as a technical consultant for assigned teams, gaining deep knowledge of those areas’ domains and relevant design patterns, and applying those to project solutions
  • Devise and document coding standards, preferred design patterns and libraries, and development methodologies for the group
  • Ensures code quality across all assigned projects with periodic reviews of work to ensure guidelines and standards are followed
  • Keep up to date on industry technology trends; discern issues affecting teams across assigned group; periodically make relevant recommendations about both
  • Work with other technical leaders to define a practical technical evolution path, and ensure proper technology choices for the enterprise
  • Mentor other developers, growing their skillset by training them on new technologies, advising areas of study, and teaching them about the standard implementations and patterns
  • Helps technical managers refine the hiring process, participates in hiring activities, and helps to onboard new team members

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 6+ years’ experience in developing mobile apps with one or more apps published in the Apple or Google stores with multiple versions. 
  • 6+ years’ experience and expertise level in iOS, Android, Flutter or Cordova, React Native 
  • Expertise in one or more of the following languages: SWIFT, Objective-C, Java, Kotlin 
  • Deep understanding of multi-threading, memory management, networking, caching
  • Microservice architectures, API schemas and Event streaming. 
  • Experience with Cloud Computing and Cloud Security preferrable
  • Computer Science degree or Equivalent Work Experience

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.

$85,000 to $170,000 per year

To review benefits information, including medical, retirement, and time off visit

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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