Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


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Job Description

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 DTC Azure Architect at Columbia Sportswear serves as the global technical leader for Retail IT technical solutions and an integral part of the global Direct to Consumer (DTC) IT team. This role partners with global technology teams onsite/offshore to orchestrate delivery/implementation of continuous software releases and updates that support our mission critical Retail IT functions and systems. This position is accountable for multiple technical teams tasked with managing and delivering technical solutions for Retail IT across the enterprise.

Envision product development and manage projects related to Direct to Consumer utilizing Azure services stack
Analyze, design and develop software enhancements and new modules around Direct to Consumer technologies (DTC)
Manage IT design phase of the project by owning and creating various technical design document and help cross functional teams during the rest of the project phase (development to Go-Live)
Manage DTC IT Azure Services roadmap in your organization, creating and updating throughout the lifecycle
Manage innovation in your organization and will be responsible for creating prototypes for these ideas
Research product development options and provides analysis for product direction
Consult with internal departments to identify customer needs and include into project objectives
Provide guidance to the software development team along with making sure they are following standard coding practices

A communicator that can effectively build relationships and influence outcomes in a highly cross-functional matrix organization.
Comfortable engaging with senior leadership level and have a proven ability to drive for results
A problem solver with the ability to identify potential and/or existing issues, evaluate available options and recommend corrective action
Extremely detail-oriented with respect to documentation and communication
Self-motivated to achieve excellence in customer satisfaction, process and product quality and reliability

10+ years of IT experience as hands on developer, technical Lead, solution architect, application architect. With at least one full implementation of solution/architecture using serverless computing technologies on Microsoft Azure cloud
Architected, designed and developed custom frameworks that are used by other developers
Very strong C#, Web API, .NET (Core and Framework), xUnit, SQL Server, SQL Data warehouse, Analysis Services, Power BI, Modular programming in JS, Angular 6/4+, Type Script, HTML5, CSS3
Microservices and server less architecture such as Web Apps, API apps, Azure functions, Azure SQL, Azure Data Factory, Azure Analysis Services, SQL Data Warehouse, Visual Studio, Azure DevOps, CI/CD, Build and release pipelines
Expertise with Azure Active Directory, Key Vault, VNETs, NSGs, OAuth and OpenID Connect, Azure traffic manager, CDN, App Gateway and load balancers
No SQL Databases, REDIS, COSMOS, Azure ML (Preferred)

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.