Senior Engineer - Cloud Engineering


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What's cool about this job

REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.


At REI, we believe that a life outside is a life well lived. As an employee of REI, you will have the opportunity to help deliver that experience to our Co-op Members. REI is more than an outdoor retailer - our members engage with us in experiences, content and community, advocacy and so much more.


Our Platform Engineering team is comprised of hikers, campers, woodworkers, ultimate frisbee players, and we love where our passions intersect with delivering amazing technology for REI. We pride ourselves on an engineering culture that promotes creativity, collaboration, and innovation in industry aligned areas. We build to CNCF standards, we work in AWS and GCP, and are constantly looking for opportunities to “automate all the things”. We are growing our cloud footprint significantly this year and are looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer to play a significant role in continuing our success.


As a Senior Cloud Engineer, you'll be a prominent member of our quickly growing Platform Engineering team. As an organization, we’re quickly building and migrating applications to public cloud environments. You will be leading the efforts of REI's cloud adoption, migration, and strategy processes. You will work closely with internal stakeholders to assess application requirements and provide architecture guidance based on the most applicable cloud resources. Security and cost optimization will be constant factors to consider in your decision-making process. As a go-to resource for cloud expertise within the organization, you will be sharing your knowledge with stakeholders across the organization.


Our leadership understands and embraces the importance of what the Platform Engineering team brings to our organization. It’s an exciting time to be a part of REI Co-op, and we hope you’ll join us.


In this role, you will:

  • Translate business requirements and design creative solutions in a multi-region, highly available environment
  • Assess and advise on current architectures based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Maintain a strong security posture in infrastructure and application deployments
  • Automate the deployment of cloud infrastructure in CI/CD pipelines to support application hosting and development
  • Perform cost and operational optimization analysis on both existing infrastructure and new deployments
  • Perform environment monitoring with log aggregation tools such as Splunk or ELK stack
  • Regularly document project requirements and implementations
  • Investigate and resolve incidents related to cloud infrastructure
  • Mentor engineers across different teams about cloud best practices
  • Stay current on new cloud technologies and offerings and determine how to integrate into existing architectures
  • Educate new-to-cloud engineers in our Cloud Camp program
  • Participate in night and weekend on-call rotation
Bring your passion and expertise
  • At least 2 years of experience in with Amazon Web Services (AWS) with multiple resource offerings
  • Have strong experience in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and CI/CD environments via scripting and automation. We use Terraform and Jenkins
  • Have strong knowledge of cloud security resources including AWS IAM, SecurityHub, GuardDuty
  • Have a solid understanding of container orchestration with Docker and ECS
  • Be proficient in scripting. We prefer Python and bash
  • Be a clear and confident communicator to technical and non-technical audiences at all levels of the organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and experience

Bonus considerations

  • Holding an active AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Experience with Kubernetes, particularly AWS EKS
  • Experience with networking in cloud environments
  • Experience working in a PCI DSS environment

Perks/You'll Love

  • Flexible remote working arrangements
  • Competitive salaries and 401k matching
  • Health, Dental, and Vision benefits with HSA/FSA option
  • Generous time off with a minimum of 16 days PTO, 8 paid holidays, and 2 Way Days (outdoor or community involvement activities) per year
  • Significant discounts on gear, merchandise, and outdoor trips

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.


As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. 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.

The pay for this role is: $75,000 to $147,500 per year  
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

Posting Range
$75,000 to $147,500 per year
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