Sr. Software Engineer - Infrastructure/Middleware

Posted Date: Jul-14-2020

Job ID: 17791

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: REI Headquarters is moving to Bellevue’s Spring District, Summer 2020!



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What's cool about this job

The Senior Software Engineer - Infrastruture/Middleware 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.


  • Server and Operating System engineering for Linux and Windows 
  • Middleware engineering for J2EE Application Servers, Websphere, Tomcat, Kubernetes, Cloud services (AWS, Azure), Kafka, and IBM Integration Bus. 
  • Tools: Puppet, Ansible, Git, Jenkins, Terraform, and Splunk
  • Language: Python, JavaScript, Bash
  • 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
  • Advanced experience in automation and managing infrastructure as code
  • 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 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

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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1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

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(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

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(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

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(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

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