Solutions Architect, Mobile Native Apps

Posted Date: Nov-30-2021

Job ID: 20876

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

The Solution Architect (SA) will plan for long-range application systems development needs and define required hardware, software, and infrastructure to support new and existing systems for a wide range of technology projects.

In partnership with the Enterprise/Domain Architects, Business Analysts and Application/System owners, the Solution Architect will develop technical solutions in line with REI’s architecture standards. The SA will have deep understanding of the relevant business processes and technology practices. 

The SA will interface with the Enterprise/Domain Architects to develop the technology “roadmap” for the assigned business and support the transition from the current architectural framework to the target architecture of the future. This highly visible role will support several teams including:

Mobile Shop App:

  • The iOS & Android eCommerce app available in the Apple & Google stores.
  • Prototype of a new app focusing experiences & activities

 Ascent/Employee Tools team:
  • An enterprise iOS app used for Curbside, Inventory look up, on-floor inventory management.
  • Mobile Commerce – a new team & digital offering allowing for POS on mobile apps.

Other responsibilities:

  • Partner with Domain Architects in establishing the solution architecture for our Customer and Employee Mobile applications including back-end services and front-end native implementations.
  • Partner closely with Domain Architect, Product Owner, Business Analysts, Project Manager and Engineers on the mobile team to deliver desired business capabilities.
  • Provide technical leadership to support the evaluation and selection of technology implementations.
  • Evaluate 3rd party or in-house solutions including tradeoff discussions, impact analysis, and cost.
  • Resolve solution architecture issues and recommend alternative solutions and corrective actions
  • Partner with teams outside of mobile architects to facilitate change, represent mobile team findings and advocate for team needs.
  • Ensure architecture and technology stack comply with REI’s integration standard to support interoperation with other components in the ecosystem.
  • Provide leadership by evangelizing best practices and solution design patterns.
  • Resolve technical roadblocks during implementation by working with engineering and vendor partners.
  • Collaborate with fellow architects in REI’s architecture community to communicate and discuss architecture decisions to ensure external dependencies and impacts are considered.
  • Model and act in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission

Bring your passion and expertise

  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related work experience
  • 6+ years’ experience in, software architecture design, development, implementation, and delivery of applications in all phases of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • 5+ years designing application solutions and demonstrated architecture and information modeling proficiency
  • 3+ years Mobile Native app development
  • Experience of implementing large scale applications using service-oriented, micro service, and/or API based architectures at an enterprise scale
  • Knowledge and experience in adopting design patterns in software solutions
  • Experience in creating architecture model artifacts (e.g., Logical Model, Data Model)
  • Experience in eCommerce and business domain and related technology preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated expertise with both business and systems processes and an ability to understand and explain issues from both a technical and a business functional point of view
  • Experience with partnering and collaborating with external teams
  • Exceptional oral & written communications, teaching, facilitation & negotiation, leadership & influencing skills

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

$85,000 to $170,000 per year

To review benefits information, including medical, retirement, and time off visit

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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