Nike Director of Architecture in Beaverton, Oregon
What you bring
10+ years combined hands-on engineering experience with public cloud, distributed computing, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), and custom developed solutions
5+ years of experience managing and/or leading teams in Technology, ideally managing large, multi-functional teams or projects
A Bachelor's degree or better in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other relevant field
Experience working in a Distributed/Cloud-based environment (e.g. Amazon EC2, GCE, Rackspace, Azure, etc.)
Experience in SAP technologies
Prior experience designing and implementing highly-scalable web applications
Diverse and deep experience in service architecture, Domain Driven Design, and RESTful Services
You possess strong, verifiable knowledge of application architecture, design and development, as well as various other technology architectures on various hardware platforms
You have solid skills using Agile methodologies, with familiarity in other methodologies as projects may require
Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
You can effectively influence senior level management and key partners, with an ability to communicate abstract concepts to diverse audiences through graphic presentations, verbally, and in writing
You can manage multiple activities simultaneously with minimal direction, while relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
You have an ability to quickly cut though sophisticated issues and chooses the best solutions and course of action
Demonstrated track record of leading within matrixed organizations requiring strong influence leadership skills - ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix environment
Strong facilitation skills and experience with Executives - relationship, partnership, and interactions
Outstanding collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills with ability to facilitate technology strategy, requirements and architecture conversations with all partners (management, business users, and technology resources)
Demonstrated extensive knowledge of B2B and B2C digital commerce platforms and fulfillment models
Proven hands-on experience implementing technology in one or more of the following digital commerce areas: Sterling DOMS, S/4 Fashion, including configuring the environment and leading solution demos
Knowledge of key data subject areas for consumer and customer
Self-starter with high motivation and passion who thrives in a constantly evolving, fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt to change
Strong leadership, confidence, and influencing skills. High level of executive presence.
Expert level knowledge in at least one business area
Expertise with API design and modeling
Expertise in cloud native architectures
Nike Global Technology designs, crafts, and implements the methods and tools needed to make the world’s largest sports brand run faster, smarter and more securely. Global Technology teams boldly 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 Global Technology, there are no Nike products.
If you’re ready to innovate and lead a team in the Solution Architecture space, join Nike’s Enterprise Architecture organization! You will be part of an organization that is revolutionizing Nike Global Technology platforms and architecting a technology landscape that is simplified, modern, flexible and will ultimately enable Nike on its journey through 2021 and beyond.
The Solution Architecture team partners and engages directly with business and technology leaders across Nike in planning, crafting, maintaining and executing solution approaches that are aligned to the roadmaps and architectural principles established by enterprise architecture.
Who we are looking for
As a Director of Architecture within the Strategic Enterprise Capabilities (SEC) team, you will lead a highly visible team that is passionate about aligning strategic objectives with demands Direct to Consumer and Sales. You will build, lead, and deliver strategic direction, run a team of solution architects, handle priorities, create and delivery of architecture roadmaps.
This position will engage, collaborate and partner with various functional heads, technical leaders and executive partners to understand long and short term strategies, provide thought leadership, and engage in proactive planning of a phased, executable technology roadmap. These roadmaps will address the strategic and tactical business and technology priorities as well as identify challenges and align to intended business outcomes. This role will also play significant part in helping to establish the practice of Solution Architecture within Nike and will bring broad experiences in driving quality and consistency in solution architecture approaches and projects enterprise wide.
What you will work on
Lead specific End-to-End Strategic Designs across multiple domains
Drive and facilitate the right discussions that identify business solutions in relation to current and future technology landscape
Create Architecture roadmaps including North Star and transitional architectures
Present recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely while focusing on key points to portray the intended message or purpose
Advocate and drive adoption of standard methodologies to ensure consistency of solution architecture outputs across the enterprise
Serve in the role of a Solution Architect to present compelling digital viewpoints integrating and scaling digital commerce solutions, and the delivery of innovative and scalable client solutions
Identify new opportunities and serve as a technical domain specialist on business development teams and lead RFI, RFQ, and client proposal efforts
Work with multi-functional teams (marketing, UX designers, IT teams) to develop optimal customer experience solutions that balance technical feasibility, deployment timelines, customer experience, and business value
Analyze customer insights and operational data to showcase value and identify additional opportunities for improvement
Cross-initiative analysis of enterprise-level technology portfolio including identification of gaps and sequencing opportunities
Align with corporate strategies through strong business and technical thought leadership
Effectively handle priorities, work, and timelines with little need for escalation
Translate business needs to technical implementations
Lead and Deliver Domain Driven Design for focus area
Think strategically and act tactically
Who you will work with
Mentor and Coach Architects
Collaborate closely with Architect Leadership and leaders to develop portfolio specific architecture roadmaps and FROM-TO solution architectures
Work closely with Reference Architecture and Platform teams to drive prioritization of needed capabilities
Partner and communicate effectively with Senior Leaders
Collaborate and partner across various teams/groups to execute projects
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, protected veteran status, or disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.
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