Nike Innovation Engineer - Nike Technology in Portland, Oregon

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Nike Technology designs, creates and implements the methods and tools needed to make the world’s largest sports brand run faster, smarter and more securely. Global Technology teams aggressively innovate the solutions needed to help employees navigate Nike's rapidly evolving landscape. From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, Technology specialists drive growth through top-flight hardware, software and enterprise applications. Simply put, without Nike Technology, there are no Nike products.


If you’re ready to innovate and lead our Enterprise Architecture and Next Generation Platform organization, come join us now! You will be part of an organization that is revolutionizing Nike’s technology landscape so that it is simplified, modern, flexible and will ultimately enable Nike on its journey to 2020 and beyond.

Nike Technology Innovation’s mission is to bring people and opportunities together by leveraging new & disruptive technologies to fuel Nike’s competitive advantage. We want you to help drive and deliver our mission!

Your Role on the Team

Come join our Technology Innovation team and help deliver disruptive business opportunities through technology. As a Principal Engineer on the team you will research, understand and develop working POCs with new and disruptive technologies. You will leverage this experience to apply it to real business opportunities from concept to creation of real-world pilots.

Our culture is collaborative and results driven. We adopt the fail-fast operating model. We measure our successes in the proofs of concepts we create, the learning’s from our failures and measured KPI’s against our pilots. We operate across all areas of the business and focus on end-to-end solutions that deliver game changing impact.


Execute & Enable

  • Rapid solution prototyping & execute proof of concepts. Refine or delete concepts that are not working. Launch or share the successful concepts with the most appropriate teams.

  • Work closely with Reference Architecture to align and define technology integration, standards and practices

Background/Required Skills

  • Strong ability to perform system and application trouble shooting

  • Experience working in a Distributed/Cloud-based environment (AWS preferred)

  • Experience in NoSQL data stores, such as Cassandra, DynamoDB, or similar technologies

  • Experience with modern build strategies, continuous integration, unit testing, static analysis, and automated integration tests. Continuous delivery experience preferred

  • Experience delivering software in an agile development process

  • Ability to define solution options, provide estimates on effort and risk, and evaluate technical feasibility

  • Commitment to and hands-on experience in performing technical code reviews

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other relevant subject area

  • Experience in two of more languages required: Java, Scala, NodeJS, Python, Go, C, C++ Translate business process into technical and functional requirements

  • Skill in rapid prototyping

  • Passion for technology and learning, a natural curiosity, with a love for delivering real-world results in a fast-paced environment

Desired Skills

  • Internet of Things (IoT), RFID, NFC, signal analysis, simple electronics

  • Machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics

  • Blockchain and smart contracts

  • 3D modeling, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality

  • Autonomous vehicles and drones, SLAM

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 00355473

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: IT, Digital & Technology, Technology