Technical Product Owner – Enterprise Integrations

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description
OUTGROWN YOUR OWN BACKYARD? COME PLAY IN OURS.At Columbia, were as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, were proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest, where natural wonders are our playground. Every product we make and every task we undertake is inspired by the famous words of our founder Gert Boyle: Its perfect. Now make it better. As pioneers of relentless improvement, we are constantly evolving. We believe the outdoors is ours to protect and strive to keep our planet healthy. We believe in empowering people to experience the outdoors to the fullest. And we believe in you.

Although we're an apparel and footwear focused company, technology is central to everything we do. Columbia Sportswears Global Information Services (GIS) teams enable an IT infrastructure across four global brands, a global supply chain, and 500+ geographically dispersed stores. These teams support in-store, mobile, and data platforms to enhance customer interface and service in an ever-evolving industry.

The Technical Product Owner is a critical role for the successful development, and support of Columbia's Enterprise Integrations. This role manages the work queue of an on- and off-shore set of engineers, sets priorities based on business needs, ensures visibility and transparency by reporting status, measuring results and holding vendor developers accountable to SLAs.

Drive the prioritization of production support and continuous improvements of existing mission critical Enterprise Integrations

Triage issues and evolve support best practices among the development team

Gather high-level requirements and business outcomes in collaboration with business teams across Columbia

Partner with Engineering Managers to allocate teams and to report progress

Coordinate the release activities with cross-functional technical across Columbias 4 brands

Develop and manage reporting/metrics for vendor off-shore resources to ensure compliance with SLA

Provide visibility to support and improvements to business partners

Serve as a point of contact for customer issues for Enterprise Integrations, ensuring the appropriate resources are engaged for timely action and quick resolution

An active listener and collaborator

An excellent communicator that can present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences

An analytic thinker and problem solver who enjoys diving into problems and finding creative solutions

A decision maker that can quickly process information, use data, apply professional judgement, and drive action

Passionate about customer success and driving continuous improvement

Highly structured with the ability to organize others around you

At least 5 years of experience successfully driving teams responsible support and development of business or consumer applications

Familiarity with RESTful services concepts

Project Management experience (preferably using Agile Scrum practices)

A strong understanding of development (SDLC) best practices including requirements elicitation, design, automated unit and regression testing, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

Experience with Conflict/Negotiation management and have the ability to impact and influence

Desired skills include
Prior Experience as software and/or quality engineer

Scrum Master experience

Experience supporting enterprise software

Experience working with Azure and C# applications

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Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.