Solutions Architect

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

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.

As a Solutions Architect on the Integration team, you'll help support, develop, and expand new capabilities at Columbia. This hands-on role is responsible to defining technology standards and driving implementation of the Enterprise Services Integration practice for Columbia. This individual contributor role will have leadership responsibilities and be accountable to manage technical implementations in partnership with Enterprise Architecture and Integration Development Management.

Own complete lifecycle of delivery including architecture, design, development, test, and document integration solutions, custom development, and data migration elements of business applications across technical domains
Deliver quality results in multi-functional work environments and teams
Lead efforts for standardizing, integrating and centralizing multi-system and multi-site data
Provide architectural assessments, provide input into new strategies in collaboration with enterprise architecture and participate in the refinement of technology and architecture roadmaps
Define and shepherd requirements into technical solutions and lead design sessions and technical solutions
Define and clearly communicate requirements to all Columbia business units
Supervise and lead implementations to ensure high quality and alignment with defined requirements
Manage Azure costs as well as ensure the integrations meet business needs for scale, performance, security, and budget

You are a thought leader that is consultative in their approach
An influencer that can drive common vision, practices and capabilities across teams
Passionate about cloud platform and solutions
Able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff

Technical leadership as an Architect or Senior Engineer for complex system integrations
5+ years of expertise designing, implementing and supporting Enterprise-grade technical cloud solutions meeting sophisticated business requirements
5+ years as software Engineer using .Net/ C# in an Agile environment which includes experience building complex integrations using modern RESTful APIs
2+ Azure (Enterprise Service Bus, Logic and Function Apps, Cosmos DB, etc)
2+ years of experience with Test-driven development using tools such as MSTest, NUnit, xUnit
Experience building "self-monitoring" systems using tools such as Serverless360
Experience in project and solution estimation
Exposure to Continuous Development practices


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.