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Columbia Sportswear Company Data Architect in Portland, Oregon

Data Architect


Portland, OR United States

2/13/2020 9:32:28 PM

Are you a “ Data Guru ”? Do you love finding ways to pull and present data that others haven’t tried? Would like to break out of your tiny niche and get your work seen by all of the technical areas of a $3 billion-dollar leader? Can you help your team build and access data with flexibility and creativity ? Then we have the right role for you! If youreallyknow data warehousing, and can build data models and know dimensional and normalized data inside and out, this is for you!

Here at Columbia, we have a need for a Data Architect who will see data at all levels and coordinate the needs of the business and how those needs are fulfilled. This is a role for someone who knows operational and enterprise data reporting. We have grown from one small data team to five teams, and as the company grows, so will these teams. So we need someone with deep data experience to deal with all the domains across the company. Someone who will thrive in an unusual depth and breadth of exposure to all parts of Columbia . And drive the architecture for 20 data developers. Is this you? Would you like to get a broader look into a large, international company? Let us know! We want to talk to you!

Columbia Sportswear has recently migrated its enterprise data warehouse (EDW) to the Azure cloud data management stack. We are looking for a data architect to take us to the next level of our data warehouse and analytics initiatives. We are looking for an individual with clear understanding and significant experience in data modeling and semantic modeling methodologies, who maintains cohesiveness between the two, and who strives to implement them in his/her design approach.


  • Lead Data warehouse Dimensional Modeling efforts including defining the Data Model Design and Naming standards from the Database to the BI Layer to ensure consistency

  • Evaluation, adoption roadmap of new data warehouse and reporting technologies

  • Works closely with delivery teams including business SME’s to deliver data warehousing solutions that are reliable, flexible, scalable, and provide low cost ownership.

  • Participate in the design, development, documentation and application of best practices and procedures that govern EDW implementations.

  • Provide technical mentoring, guidance, and training to EDW support and user teams throughout the organization.

  • Stay informed of current technologies and best practices.


  • 10+ years of experience in Analytics and Data Warehousing: Data modeling, database design and semantic/BI modeling.

  • Hands on experience in Data Warehouse technical development with strong understanding of data management life-cycle in establishing end-to-end data warehousing and business intelligence architecture.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of relational and dimensional data modeling practices and implementation techniques and where they are best utilized.

  • Experience with one of the Leading Business Intelligence Tools

  • Experience in cloud data warehousing preferred

  • Experience with a data modeling tool

  • Practical experience in a publicly traded multinational supply chain or manufacturing business with Sales & Distribution, Procurement, and Inventory Management scenarios. Retail/Distribution experience preferred.

  • A technical mindset and strong business acumen

  • Ability to work independently by taking proactive approach and ownership.

  • Strong desire to establish best practices while promoting collaboration.

  • Strong collaboration, influencing, and relationship building skills

  • Experience in an Agile environment.

  • Familiarity with 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 for over 70 years, constantly working to perfect the art and enjoyment of the greater outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that offers them much more than just a paycheck.

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.

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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.