Nike Solution Architect - Strategic Initiatives 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.

Description

As a Solution Architect, you will be part of a highly visible team focused on aligning strategic objectives with tactical demands. You will deliver solution approaches that clearly describe the different views of an architecture required for implementation.

This role will engage, collaborate and partner with various functional leaders, technical leaders and executive stakeholders to understand long and short term business and technology strategies, provide thought leadership and engage in proactive planning of an executable technology roadmap. These roadmaps will address the strategic and tactical business and technology priorities as well as challenges and intended business outcomes. This role will also be responsible for helping to establish the practice of Solution Architecture within Nike and will bring broad experiences in driving quality & consistency in solution architecture approaches and deliverables enterprise wide.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads specific solution architectures for the domain.

  • Drives and facilitates the right discussions that identify business solutions in relation to current and future technology landscape

  • Leads solution optioning and recommendations around complex solutions.

  • Develops solution architecture approaches aligned with roadmaps, reference architectures and enterprise platforms

  • Creates and maintains solution and technology inventories.

  • Lead, build, manage, and enhance solution architectures to drive enablement of the longer term roadmap

  • Works closely with Architect Leadership and leaders to develop domain specific roadmaps and FROM-TO solution architectures

  • Works closely with solution/technical architects to deliver solution architecture artifacts needed for solution architecture approach deliverable

  • Works closely with Reference Architecture and Enterprise Platform teams to drive prioritization of needed capabilities

  • Presents recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely and is able to focus on key points to portray the intended message or purpose

  • Advocate and drive adoption of “best practices” to ensure standardization of solution architecture outputs across the enterprise

  • Alignment with corporate strategies through strong business and technical thought leadership

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

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in performing the responsibilities of solution architecture and technology roadmap creation

  • 5+ years combined hands-on engineering experience with public cloud, distributed computing, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), and custom developed solutions

  • 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

  • Experience with Domain Driven Design

  • Experience in Cloud Native Architectures

  • Experience with API Design and Modeling

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in performing the responsibilities of solution architecture and technology roadmap creation

  • 5+ years combined hands-on engineering experience with public cloud, distributed computing, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), and custom developed solutions

  • 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

  • Experience with Domain Driven Design

  • Experience in Cloud Native Architectures

  • Experience with API Design and Modeling

  • 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: 00380484

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Technology