Senior Systems Engineer - Middleware
Posted Date: Feb-25-2019
Job ID: 13490
Job Type: Full Time
Job Function: Information Technology
Store: Eastgate Headquarters
What's cool about this job
The Senior Systems Engineer contributes to REI’s success by designing and maintaining IT system architecture for the Enterprise. Duties include analyzing requirements for solving highly complex business problems and coordinating detailed plans for implementation. Installs, tests, implements, and supports highly complex IT infrastructure systems. Diagnoses and resolves highly complex issues regarding system configurations, including hardware and software installations, setups, researching error messages and implementing fixes.
• Disciplines include Server and Operating System engineering for UNIX, Linux and Windows; Puppet, Git and enterprise monitoring.
• Middleware engineering for J2EE Application Servers, JBoss, Websphere, Tomcat, MQ Series, Docker, Cloud services (AWS, Azure), and IBM Integration Bus.
• Ability to work in a DevOps environment.
• Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.
Bring your passion and expertise
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or equivalent training and experience preferred
- 5+ years Information Technology experience in Systems Engineering
- Expert knowledge of at least one type, and working knowledge of multiple types, of currently installed platforms for area of assigned work such as servers, storage, collaboration, backup/recovery, middleware or monitoring systems
- Working knowledge and experience with Linux
- Working knowledge and experience with Splunk
- Advanced experience in the implementation and support of operating system level software
- Advanced knowledge of appropriate solutions and processes for monitoring, tuning, backup/recovery of systems
- Knowledge of local area network (LAN) infrastructure components and ability to troubleshoot and collaborate with staff and vendors to resolve problems
- Ability to participate in on-call rotation for 24x7 service requirement
- Ability in all areas of technical writing skills for information or infrastructure systems
- Ability to work on multiple assignments simultaneously
- Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals
- Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI
- Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities
- Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions
- Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers
- Willing and able to work from Kent, WA headquarters at least two days per week
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 pretty 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 – 22 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 150 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 13,000 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