Senior Software Engineer, Front-End

Posted Date: Jul- 6-2021

Job ID: 20142

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Membership & Impact team as a front-end Senior Software Engineer. This team is uniquely positioned to have a significant impact both to REI and our
larger world. Members are at the heart of the Co-op, and this team works in systems across REI’s digital landscape to elevate the experience and benefits of being a member. We are also responsible for the
greenfield development of web application systems to enable REI, our members, and our customers to
protect, support, and advocate for the outdoors. We've set some lofty goals and the challenges that lie
ahead are many and diverse but staying true to our values in action - "we go further together". We
invite you to join us on our journey. Bring your passion, curiosity and respect for your fellow humans
and join a talented team focused on making our offerings the best on the planet.

Bring your passion and expertise

Front-End Developers at REI contribute to the Co-op’s success by developing new features and
functionality for our digital touch points. Senior FEDs are experienced in transforming the vision of REI’s Interaction Designers, Information Architects, and various Software Engineers into interactive features that deliver exceptional experiences for our customers.

A Senior FED will be accountable for significant parts of REI’s digital ecosystem. This includes new site enhancements, application development, mobile web development, coding for accessibility, search engine optimization, performance optimization, pattern library development and incident response.

• 5+ years in web application development, including experience working in enterprise
applications with many interconnected systems.
• 2+ years Agile development experience.
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software
development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management,
build processes, testing, and operations
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks among team members and drive small projects or
project components.
• 4+ years’ experience in hand coding, proofing and troubleshooting standards-compliant HTML5,
CSS3 and JavaScript
• 4+ years’ experience with JavaScript ES5/ES6, related front-end frameworks, tools and bundlers
(currently we use Vue.js, NPM, Node.js, WebPack, Rollup, Mocha, Chai, to name a few)
• Experience using CSS preprocessors and an ability to discuss their strengths and weaknesses (we
use Less and Sass)
• Cross-browser and cross-platform design and testing experience in manual debugging and
automated tooling (we use Babel for cross-browser transpilation)
• Experience with AJAX/ES6 Fetch techniques, as well JSON and XML to consume back end
experience for complex web apps
• Experience with version control via git
• Communicates effectively in both verbal and written means.
• Experience working on large websites, with many interconnected systems
• Experience integrating tracking and other analytics tags
• Experience working with web content management systems
• Knowledge of backend systems like Java, JSP, Spring, Docker


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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