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Nike Director, Reusable Models in Beaverton, Oregon

What you bring

  • Masters or PhD in computer science, statistics, applied math, or other quantitative discipline

  • 5-7 years of experience in data science

  • Experience hiring and mentoring outstanding data scientists

  • Experience developing strong partnerships with data science and engineering teams

  • Experience communicating technical roadmaps to business leaders

  • Experience with neural nets and deep architectures

  • Strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, and distributed computing, both for data and optimization

  • A willingness to tackle any problem


We are looking for an experienced leader for our Reusable Models Data Science team. The Director of Reusable Models will be responsible for building out the Reusable Models team and leading the transition of Nike’s Data Science capabilities from first- and second-generation data science products to true enterprise solutions. Nike is in the midst of a digital transformation, investing heavily in data science capabilities to go after opportunities in every area of the business – marketing, digital experiences, product development, supply chain, and beyond. We’re looking for a data science leader who wants to help these teams not just solve the problems of today, but build products in such a way that enables scale and future reusability for the enterprise.


In this role you will…

  • Hire, onboard, and lead talented data scientists

  • Lead all aspects of the development of the reusable models roadmap

  • Co-develop and co-maintain with engineering a highly visible library of data science models

  • Design and implement ML tools that will increase the speed and efficiency of our data science efforts

  • Build benchmark datasets and tools to increase offline testing capabilities

  • Build and maintain reusable ML components that can be utilized by multiple data science teams such as data transformation, featurization, and model evaluation packages (to name a few)

  • Partner closely with Data Science and Engineering leaders in order to maintain highly aligned roadmaps

  • Collaborate with the broader data science community within Nike


You will be the leader of the Reusable Models team, reporting into the Senior Director of Data Science Common. As a horizontal function, the Reusable Models team will collaborate with data science teams across the company, including: Search Data Science, Core Commerce Data Science, Communications Data Science, Activity Data Science, Product Design & Merchandising Data Science, and more. You will partner closely with our ML Platform and Data Engineering teammates.

In addition, as a member of the data science community at Nike, you will participate in our data science labs, study groups, team activities, and attend conferences.

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.