Solution Architect-BI

REI (Recreational Equipment Inc)

Seattle Washington

0 year(s)

Job Description
Solution Architect-BI



Posted Date: May-20-2021

Job ID: 20137

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

Business Intelligence & Analytics at REI has been going through a transformational journey to enable the co-op to be a data driven organization. Along with a complete revamp of the entire analytical platform ecosystem which includes onboarding new solutions and migrating to Cloud, the team continues to enhance our already rich data platforms with additional data that helps to drive actionable insights across the Co-op. The team also develops new analytical products in the form of reports, Dashboards and Data Science products to solve critical business problems. Our team of Architects, Engineers, Business Analysts, Project Managers and Data Scientists use technologies such Snowflake, SAP BW, AWS, Tableau, Business Objects and programming languages like SQL, Python and R to support multiple projects in data integration, analytics and data science.

As the Solutions Architect, you will have the opportunity to design solutions to solve complex data and business problems in support of our Marketing, Digital Retail, Physical Retail, Merchandising, Finance, Customer Insights and Supply Chain teams. Working in an agile environment, you will collaborate with business partners and the architect community to build world class products. You also get to be part of a super fun team and an organization that inspires you to live a life outdoors!

Bring your passion and expertise

Lead, design and document the solution architecture required to support the development of new data integrations to our Data warehouse platforms, development of data sets, reports, dashboards & new data feeds to external applications.

Lead, design, and document the conceptual and logical data models, and assist the technical team in the development of the physical models required to support project deliverables.

Working with the BI Domain Architect and other BI Solution Architects, define technical requirements, technical and data architectures for the data warehouse.

Verify the content developed by the technical team during the development phase is compliant with the proposed solution architecture and business requirements.

Support the project team with project planning, requirements refinement, quality assurance, user rollout, deployment planning and post deployment support.

Collaborate with Domain Architects and Enterprise Architects to develop the technology "roadmap" (Business Initiative Roadmap) for the assigned business, and to plan the transition from the current architectural framework to the target architecture of the future.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and experience.

5+ years systems architecture experience with large-scale data warehouse platforms and applications

Strong data modeling skills (normalized and multidimensional).

Strong data analysis and SQL skills

Current knowledge and experience of industry trends and technology advancements in data management and analytics

Familiarity with cloud-based data warehouse platforms like Snowflake, MongoDB etc

Familiarity with AWS technologies

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Experience working for a large retail company is preferred.

Experience with scripting languages like Python is preferred.

Experience with Data science, Machine Learning, Tableau is preferred.

Experience with CDP technologies is preferred.


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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