Principal Solutions Architect

Posted Date: Jul-30-2021

Job ID: 20829

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: Yes



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What's cool about this job

REI’s Architecture roles lay the architecture foundation for improving business performance from our IT portfolio.


This Solution Architect job is a senior role with accountability for solution architectures scoped to business-transformative projects involved with the project from inception through implementation with industry-recognized subject matter expertise in one or more of the following software architecture skills; Design Patterns and Architecture Styles, Solution Architecture Design Methodologies and Techniques, Subsystems, Programming Models, Runtime Execution Environments, Software Design Patterns, and Software Engineering. It is a critical architecture role in REI and part of REI’s Architecture community.


As a Principal Solutions Architect you will: 


  • be responsible for project-level solution design ensuring the solution design optimally satisfies needs and expectations for all project stakeholders
  • advocate and champion Enterprise Architecture and Domain Architecture concerns to the project team
  • be responsible for overall solution quality; security, performance, flexibility, availability, etc.
  • acts as the primary liaison between the business and developers
  • be responsible for deciding technologies to use in the solution not already defined by the Domain Architecture and Enterprise Architecture teams
  • be responsible for architecture deliverables such as; non-functional requirements, system diagrams, data models, and traceability matrix to track and monitor the solution from requirements to design to implementation to test cases.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and experience.
  • 10+ years' systems architecture experience with large-scale, mission-critical databases and applications.
  • Experience working for a large (5000+ employees) retail company.
  • Expert in technical solutions for line of business being supported
  • Basic knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes.
  • Understanding of network architecture and application development methodologies.
  • Understanding of SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, and/or client/server systems.
  • Basic understanding of the enterprise's political climate and how to navigate the political waters.


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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