Network Automation Engineer

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.

As Columbias Infrastructure technologies evolve, we need to ensure we have a technically sound, innovative, and scalable plan to meet future demands.Our Infrastructure as a a Service (IaaS) team is looking for an experienced Sr. Infrastructure Engineer working in Datacenter, Server, Storage, Network, and Cloud technologies.

As an IaaS Engineer, you will be an integral part of the global Infrastructure team responsible for designing, building, securing, and operating IT infrastructure at Columbia Sportswear. This position is focused on engineering design and infrastructure projects with a smaller focus in support/operations escalation from our IaaS Operations team.You will be a vital member of the team responsible for our transformative and resilient global information technology.

An infrastructure subject matter expert that is passionate about transformative, innovative, resilient, secure, and cost-effective infrastructure technologies

Someone that enjoys collaborative work and technical mentoring with peers and junior members of the IaaS team

An active listener and effective communicator with both technical and non-technical audiences

Someone with a strong affinity for creating and maintaining technical documentation

Familiar with IT Service Management (ITSM / ITIL) and IT Operations and have experience enabling and operationalizing new technologies for service teams

A self-starter and self-motivated

An analytical thinker

A minimum of 7 years of technical, hands-on experience in similar datacenter and infrastructure engineering roles
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or in STEM Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent professional experience
Significant experience and expertise in infrastructure design and build, particularly in networking technologies such as Cisco, Palo Alto, Aruba, LAN/WAN, MPLS, SD-WAN, DNS, and related technologies.
Experience working with Agile principles, Scrum frameworks, and iterative planning using tools such as Azure DevOps
Well-versed in infrastructure as Code (IaC), CI/CD, Ansible, PowerShell, TerraForm, and similar automation and orchestration technologies
Familiarity with IT Service Management (ITSM / ITIL) and IT Operations and have experience enabling and operationalizing new technologies for service teams


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.