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Nike Expert Security Researcher in Beaverton, Oregon

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Information Security/Assurance, Engineering, or related field of study.

  • Experience in and understand cyber threat modeling (e.g., STRIDE) to identify potential threats.

  • Experience in intelligence frameworks and collaboration platforms (MITRE ATT&CK, CAPEC, MISP, Malpedia, STIX).

  • Expertise in honeypots/honeynets, canaries, and other active deception tools to identify network attacks.

  • Intimate knowledge about information security threat intelligence and thrive on the details of threat analysis. You know what's possible and what's not. You know how to resolve relevant to Nike.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. You are able to communicate details in a clear, business relevant manner.

  • Experienced in threat validation.

  • Experience working incident response.

  • Working level knowledge of the following: Python, C, C++, ASM.

  • Comfortable creating YARA rules for hunting purposes.

  • Strong people leader. You know how to build and motivate teams and individuals and help them grow to their potential.

  • Has connections within the cyber threat intelligence community.

  • Customer driven focus, with a strong interest in a satisfied client.

  • Take pride in being diligent and driven.

  • Ethics and ability to manage sensitive material are unquestionable.

  • Believe change is an opportunity and ambiguity doesn't rattle you.

  • Work life balance is as important to you as it is to us. However, the occasional ad-hoc change of evening or weekend plans you see as a collective opportunity to excel.

We’re looking for an Expert Security Researcher. This role is responsible for researching and analyzing current and emerging threats and vulnerabilities that have the potential to cause harm or malicious actions against the Nike environment. Our ideal candidate is highly experienced in the cyber threat field, believes in a business risk balanced approach and excels in a highly-matrixed, people-focused environment!


If this is you, you’ll be working with our Cyber Threat Intelligence team and performing these key tasks:

  • Maintain awareness of the cyber threat landscape and use automation to build better detection capabilities.

  • Analyze and validate the feasibility of exploits and their impact to Nike based on difficulty of development/exploitation.

  • Recommend patching priorities and timelines based on POCs, exploits, and the Nike threat landscape.

  • Identify, develop, and maintain access to non-standard intel sources.

  • Provide direct support to the Nike Cyber Defense Center (NCDC), Nike Incident Response, and Corporate Information Security (CIS) Operations management team.

  • Identify and develop IOCs through research, sandboxing, and reversing.

  • Share knowledge with the rest of the team and help other team members grow their skillsets.


We are building our Cyber Threat Intelligence team within Corporate Information Security (CIS). You will work with teams within CIS, including the Cyber Threat Defense Center (NCDC), Incident Response, and CIS Operations Management team.

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.