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.


As a Principal Architect at Nike, you'll act as an Expert on specific and/or emerging technologies in highly available, global-scale business critical systems. You'll work on the most complex projects and contribute to the overall strategic vision of the organization.

You'll be an Expert in highly scalable and distributed application reference architectures and implementations grounded in patterns and driven by demands of our business partners.

This opportunity also involves evaluating, designing and establishing technical protocols and standards for enterprise-wide use and evaluating vendor solutions.

You'll provide thought leadership, create strategies and make recommendations on a wide variety of complex issues having a significant and strategic impact on processes and the business.


Leads Enterprise Cloud Reference Architecture function

Develops vision, strategy and execution in alignment with Domain roadmap demand

plans for Cloud Reference Architectures

Works alongside with other Reference Architects, Domain & Solution Architects, and Platform Engineering to ensure consistency and to aid in execution

Delivers cloud reference architectures in the public and private cloud for COTS to custom developed solutions and all combinations

Design solutions to meet the software “ilities” (Usability, Maintainability, Scalability, Availability, Extensibility, Portability and Security)

Creation and maintenance of Reference Architectures as required by business Domains and Platform teams

Ensures NIKE Technology keeps up with latest technology industry trends, product and solutions


  • Current knowledge of industry best practices

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Business Information Management

  • 7+ years in architect roles and experience in performing the responsibilities of solution architecture

  • 3+ years as a lead architect

  • 10+ years in senior leadership roles

  • Proven track record of High-Profile communication written and verbal

  • Advocate and drive adoption of “best practices” to ensure standardization of cloud Reference Architectures across the Enterprise

  • Alignment with Nike Technology strategies through strong technical thought leadership

  • Effectively manage priorities, deliverables and timelines with little need for escalation

  • Work as part of a high functioning cross functional team to accelerate delivery of critical business capabilities

  • 10+ years combined hands-on engineering experience with public and/or private cloud,

  • distributed computing, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), and custom developed

  • solutions

  • Hands on engineering experience dealing with problems of scale.

  • Experience with DevOps principles and practices.

  • Large enterprise experience including global experience with solution delivery

  • Demonstrated track record of leading within complex organizations requiring strong

  • influence management skills - ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix

  • environment

  • Strong facilitation skills and experience in managing senior stakeholder relationship,

  • partnership and interactions

  • Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills with ability

  • to facilitate technology strategy, requirements and architecture conversations with all

  • stakeholders (management, business users, and technology resources)

  • Self-starter with high motivation and passion who thrives in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt to change

  • Strong leadership, confidence, and influencing skills. High level of executive presence

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: 00326182

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Technology, Digital & Technology, IT