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Solutions Architect, Digital Asset Systems and Services

Company: REI
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

At REI our core mission is to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship.

Digital Assets Platform is a key enabler of customer experiences across the digital ecosystem that deliver inspiration and expertise to customers to help them get outside.
In this role, you will support our Digital Asset Systems and Services team in distributing digital media more easily across the ecosystem. You'll collaborate in a dynamic environment with REI's business analysts, product owners and stakeholders, other Architects, and various Software Engineers to guide the creation of these features that deliver exceptional customer experiences. You will have the flexibility to grow your skills and explore new technical challenges on the journey towards making REI's digital experience world class.

In this role you:

  • Are responsible for project-level solutions, ensuring the design optimally satisfies needs and expectations for all project stakeholders
  • Advocate and champion Enterprise Architecture and Domain Architecture imperatives to the project team
  • Will be responsible for overall solution quality; security, performance, flexibility, availability, etc
  • Act as a liaison between the business and developers
  • Are responsible for deciding technologies to use in the solution not already defined by the Domain Architecture and Enterprise Architecture teams
  • Will create 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.
  • Responsible for defining the technical roadmap for assigned systems
  • Assist in building Proofs of Concept for new technologies or code designs
  • Assist with Privacy and Security reviews to make sure all solutions meet our high bar for the safety of our customer and employee information.
  • Evaluate vendor solutions in terms of business requirements, performance, support and securityBring your passion and expertiseQualifications:
    • Experience working with Java-based or similar online systems and platforms in microservice architectures
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and experience.
    • 5+ years systems architecture experience with large-scale, mission-critical databases and applications.
    • 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.
    • Ability to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements.
    • Ability to estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives.
    • Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems.
    • 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.
    • iServer, Visio or another similar architecture repository platform (, Balsamiq etc..)#LI-MM2As 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 yearTo review benefits information, including medical, retirement, and time off visit

Keywords: REI, Seattle , Solutions Architect, Digital Asset Systems and Services, Other , Seattle, Washington

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