Senior Software Engineer

Posted Date: Feb-13-2019

Job ID: 13483

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Bellevue

State: Washington

Store: Eastgate Headquarters

What's cool about this job

At REI our core mission is to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. If you love the outdoors and contributing to a solid, forward-leaning team, then this is your role! Come join IT Merchandise as we build the systems that that power REI’s Digital and Retail Stores!

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who can help create and support the next generation Merchandising and Private Brands software. Most of our systems are in AWS, built using Terraform and delivered using Jenkins, and run the gamut from Java microservices in Docker containers running on Fargate, to Angular.js, to IIS and VBA in Excel. If you like variety, we have it! This is an exciting time to be at REI, as we continue to push forward in our systems and processes and mature in our cloud, CI/CD and DevOps practices. Join the team and help drive this forward!

But wait, what's merchandising? Great question! We own the systems that help tie stores to the supply chain. You know that favorite fleece of yours? Somebody at REI had to decide to continue to carry that in your local store, in your size, in your favorite color….and to carry enough of them that we didn't run out before you were able to buy it, and not so many that we look like a fleece warehouse. If you have an engineering mind, then right now you're starting to think AI…and if you ARE starting to think AI, we should chat.

If you think that sounds fun, we haven't even started to talk about life at REI! That was just the "work" part. Imagine a world where people are happy to come to work, where everybody is talking about their latest outdoor adventure, where people are supportive, get a Yay Day when they want to go play, where boxes are delivered daily with deep pro-deal discounts on the coolest gear, and where a retailer closes its doors on Black Friday in an effort to get everybody to #OptOutside. That's not a magical unicorn, my friend. That's REI. Come play with us!

Bring your passion and expertise

  • The desire to build cool stuff
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and experience
  • Five years of IT Engineering experience with large-scale applications
  • Team player who works hard and knows how to have fun
  • Multitasker who has strong coding and analytical skills
  • Experience leading small projects as tech lead
  • Experience in developing in Microsoft .Net, TSQL (stored procedures, db debugging, etc.), MS Office development (Excel with MS Access) is required
  • Experience with one or more of the following scripting languages: PowerShell, Perl, Python, Node.js, Angular.js
  • Proficiency with database platforms such as Microsoft SQL server, Oracle, MySQL, etc.
  • Experience supporting Windows servers, and working knowledge of how traffic flows in a production environment
  • Experience in AWS, including serverless
  • Solid n-tier system troubleshooting skills, and know that you may be called on to use them outside of business hours
  • A quick study and willing to learn new technologies, development languages, and systems
  • Great collaborator who brings ideas, can respectfully challenge others, and always has the customer in mind

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in Infrastructure as code
  • 3+ years as a team leader in a Retail environment
  • AWS certification (dev or architect, associate or above)
  • SharePoint development/administration

Technologies you may also use include:

  • Java
  • Docker
  • Fargate
  • Jenkins
  • Git
  • Dynatrace/Splunk/CloudWatch
  • Linux
  • Terraform

Why you'll love it here

REI Information Technology is a team of creative and smart technologists who work in a collaborative environment to build business value through technology. And, we have the support of a great company to tackle some dynamic challenges that will keep REI relevant for years to come. If you have a passion for the outdoors and want to be a part of innovating retail technology, this job is for you.

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 – 20 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 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 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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