Senior Software Engineer - (Back End)


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Seattle HQ
Remote Eligible
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What's cool about this job

This role on the Product Services, Data & Tools platform team contributes to REI’s success by ensuring availability, performance, and capacity for services and tools related to product data. We ensure these applications and tools are working seamlessly with Digital teams across the Co-op to create the best customer experience possible on while allowing for rapid innovation.

You will get to work on a variety of projects with varying levels of complexity including new site enhancements, application development, enterprise integrations, performance optimization, and incident response. You'll collaborate in a dynamic environment with REI’s UX Designers, Solution Architects, other Engineers, and more to create interactive features that deliver exceptional customer experiences. You will have the flexibility to grow your skills and explore new technical challenges on the journey towards making REI’s digital experience world-class.

Bring your passion and expertise

Bring your passion and expertise

The ideal candidate will be comfortable in ambiguous conditions. They will demonstrate initiative to develop solutions for challenges, sometimes without an existing playbook. They will be a self-starter, rolling up their sleeves to get the work done. Their high degree of empathy and emotional IQ will allow them to successfully work with teams across the co-op, translating the needs of business teams against specific requirements from a range of internal stakeholders.

  • Responsible for solving highly technical and complex problems on multiple projects
  • Collaborates closely with technology and product leadership to participate in and drive large scale development efforts
  • Strong ability to work in a close-knit, collaborative team environment
  • Provides technical guidance to ensure implemented solutions are working effectively and proposed solutions will meet the organization’s future needs.
  • Gathers, analyzes, and translates business and non-functional requirements into a solution design.
  • Designs, develops to specification and maintains application code in accordance with the current architecture principles, development and project management methodologies and practices.
  • Conducts technical walkthroughs with stakeholders to ensure technical feasibility and standards across teams.
  • Formulates systems scope and objectives and resolves highly complex technical issues.
  • Ability to set effective work goals, establish priorities, and plan well to produce quality work.
  • Acts as a mentor and source for direction, training and guidance for more Jr Engineers.
  • Provides technical assistance and problem resolution for assigned systems
  • Ability and experience to participate in on-call rotation for 24x7 support
  • A proven track record of working with business partners to communicate a perspective on technical complexity, feature dependencies, impacts and risks.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks among team members and drive small projects or project components


  • 5+ years in professional software development, proficiency in Java (8+)
  • 3+ years in web application development, including experience working in enterprise applications with many interconnected systems.
  • 2+ years Agile development experience.
  • 5+ years working with build tools such as Maven, Gradle or Ant
  • 5+ years working with source/version control systems such as Git, SVN, CVS
  • 3+ years working with Relational Databases and SQL such as Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • 3+ years writing unit tests with frameworks such as Junit, TestNG or similar
  • 2+ years writing code leveraging Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Spring Framework
  • 3+ years writing unit tests with mocks utilizing mocking frameworks such as Mockito, Easymock
  • 2+ years working with CI/CD pipelines
  • 3+ years designing and building RESTful APIs with tools like JAX-RS, RestEasy, Spring RestTemplate, Spring RestController or similar
  • Event messaging patterns, like Kafka
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and experience

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

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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