Microsoft Azure Product Manager

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 Columbias Infrastructure technologies evolve, we need to ensure we have a technically sound, innovative, and scalable plan to meet future demands. The IaaS team is looking for two (2) Infrastructure Product Managers, to help design the overall strategic vision for a collection of infrastructure technologies such as Network, Datacenter, Server, Storage, and Cloud technologies. Youll work in conjunction with Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service owners and engineers to define platform design objectiveswhich meet technical andbusiness goals and build consensus on priorities, drive and support system reliability, availability, scale, and performance activities.

Serve as Columbias subject matter expert for a collection of infrastructure/cloud technologies

Define the vision for these technologies informed by industry & vendor trends and emerging strategies

Create and maintain multi-year technology roadmaps

Map and align technology roadmaps to maximize businessvalue for Columbia Sportswear

Incorporate governance strategies for technology lifecycle, security, compliance, operational performance, and user experience

Maintain a strong pulse of technology and operational impediments for remediation and optimization

As product owner, support infrastructure engineering scrum teams and associated project epics

Inject innovative, cost-effective solution designs which meet current and future security and compliance obligations

Engage with IaaS leadership, Global Information Systems leadership, and Columbia Sportswear business units on corporate initiatives, objectives, and organizational priorities and their underlying business drivers

A Microsoft Azure / Cloud subject matter expert that is passionate about transformative infrastructure technologies

A creative thought leader that is consultative in their approach

An evangelist that drives common vision, practices, and capabilities across teams

Driven to educate others, highly collaborative, and experienced with Agile and scrum

An active listener and collaborator

An excellent communicator that can document and 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

Highly structured with the ability to organize others around you

5+ years of experience in complex technical product management and/or infrastructure/cloud technology leadership

Experience driving roadmap strategy and definition, developing technical requirements, product roadmaps and backlogs, and end-to-end product delivery

5+ years of experience leading and interacting with cross-functional and dispersed teams contributing to engineering discussions around technology strategy and tradeoff decisions related to a product

Deep technical knowledge of infrastructure services and distributed systems which may include prior hands on experience as a Solutions Architect, Systems/Network Engineer or Cloud Engineer.

Must be fully knowledgeable and able to vision & strategize, design & plan, and build & own IT solutions in Cloud Centric Technologies: Microsoft Azure, Azure DevOps, ADO pipelines, CI / CD, Infrastructure as Code, Azure Landing Zone, Azure services & networking, Cloud Well Architected Frameworks, and cloud security

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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.