Software Engineer (Backend) Intern

Posted Date: Oct-30-2019

Job ID: 16072

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Internship

City: Bellevue

State: Washington

Store: Bellevue

What's cool about this job

At REI we help our more than 5.5 million members have amazing outdoor experiences. It’s an exciting time as we’re rapidly changing to better meet our customer’s needs. We’re in the middle of transitioning to a micro-services architecture and migrating our infrastructure to AWS.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Backend Software Engineer Intern to join our Customer Technology - Alpine team. This team builds the tools and platforms that are the foundation for and other cross-channel services. Feature teams own their services but we create the tools to help them work fast and efficiently. Our tools create, build, deploy, monitor, and maintain services throughout their entire lifecycle. We value DevOps and Continuous Delivery principles. Checkout our Engineering Blog for things we’re working on at REI:

Being a true continuous deployment shop, on your first day you might end up committing code that goes to production within minutes, deploy a new service to AWS, or write a new library that could potentially be consumed by dozens of services. You certainly won’t be bored, current projects include:

  • Ranger Station
    • Add additional functionality to our application that controls code freezes at REI, we are constantly improving our tooling to make things easier for our internal customers
  • Rain Gauge
    • Updates and fixes for our internal tool that uses AWS’ pricing API to track individual microservice and microsite costs
  • Chairlift
    • Help to improve our current application used to spin up new microservices and microsites for all feature teams in Customer Technology


REI Introduction and Exposure to:

  • Seattle Area
  • Challenging and relevant project assignments
  • REI retail stores and market competition
  • Leadership team members
  • Cross-divisional intern activities
  • Mentorship

Bring your passion and expertise

Job functions include:

  • Java development, some light frontend work as well
  • Enhancements and bug fixes for applications in the Alpine ecosystem
  • Working with software engineers on the team for the best approaches to solve the problem
  • Documenting enhancements for engineers and teams to understand how to use the new capabilities you add to the tools


Qualifications and expectations:

  • Majoring in computer science or related field
  • Working knowledge of Java, Spring (JSF is nice to have)
  • Knowledge of Git, CI/CD and AWS is helpful
  • A passion for jumping in, learning new stuff, and getting your hands dirty

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

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