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Columbia Sportswear Company Senior Data DevOps Engineer in Portland, Oregon

Senior Data DevOps Engineer

Full time Portland, OR US May 12 2022


At Columbia, we’re as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, we’re 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: “It’s 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 Sportswear’s Digital Technology (CDT) 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 Senior Data DevOps Engineer is a member of the Data & Analytics (D&A) team and is responsible for data and business intelligence design, development and testing of new capabilities/enhancements to existing solutions that meet CSC's business needs within an Agile environment. The Senior DevOps Engineer is responsible for investigating, documenting, and resolving production issues affecting enterprise data assets.

The Senior DevOps Engineers will provide Tier 3 support to enterprise data assets and systems across D&A team, including critical processes and job failures. The Senior DevOps Engineer will also work closely with several enterprise support organizations and Columbia users in addition to the D&A team.


  • Design, build, test and maintain existing data integrations, ETL processes and BI solutions within the D&A environment consisting of Azure, SAP BW/HANA and BI Platforms

  • Participate in Azure environment refresh and cutover activities for system integration testing and go live for major and minor releases

  • Participate in an on-call rotation to support D&A production processes and systems

  • Implement automated solutions using scripting/programming languages in Azure environment

  • Build and maintain Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines

  • Work independently and acts as a resource for co-workers with less experience

  • Support existing reporting and visualizations solutions using Columbia’s enterprise BI tools


  • Able to multi-task and work effectively and independently in a dynamic environment

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Able to work with fellow BI Engineers both onsite and offshore

  • Willing to jump in where needed, learn new technologies, and work effectively across the full stack

  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively

  • You have a passion for continuous learning, leading, and sharing knowledge. Provide subject matter expertise and guidance to less experienced staff members regarding performance management and design best practices


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent experience

  • 5 to 8+ years of hands-on experience developing and testing Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence solutions

  • Skilled in database concepts, including normalization, indexing, physical and logical modeling, creation of SQL queries and performance tuning.

  • Skilled in SQL and query optimization for data platforms such as SQL Server, Azure SQL DW, HDInsight, Teradata.

  • 1+ years’ experience working with Cloud Technologies preferred. Azure Data factory, Azure Data Lake and Azure SQL Data Warehouse preferred, (Azure Databricks a plus)

  • Experience supporting visualization tools such as Azure Analysis Services, Tableau, Power BI, Cognos, MicroStrategy

  • Desire to contribute to the standardization and buildout of CI/CD processes.

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.