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Engineering Director - Global Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Platforms

Company: Nike, Inc.
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Job Description:

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, Inc. it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE is a technology company. From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to developing products, managing big data and providing leading edge engineering and systems support, our teams at NIKE Global Technology exist to revolutionize the future at the confluence of tech and sport. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world, and then give them the support to constantly innovate, iterate and serve consumers more directly and personally. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.

As an Engineering Director leading the Global AI/ML Platforms team, this individual will be the leader for the engineering group driving AI/ML platform delivery for Nike Global Technology.

Expand the highly skilled, cross-functional engineering team that delivers platforms enabling Nike's Digital Transformation and near real time data-based decision making. Manage the professional development and career plans for those on your team and develop the technology leaders of tomorrow.Lead AI/ML Platform development and support; including data science tools, feature store, model management/workflows, model serving, workload scheduling, and experiment tracking and acceleration platforms.Develop a vision and long-term goals for how your team will provide AI/ML capabilities to multiple business functions across Nike's Global Technology organization, plan the strategy for achieving those goals, and drive implementation toward the north star you set.Leverage your prior experience, knowledge of industry trends, and personal creativity to develop new and innovative solutions which delight our customers. Continually maintain awareness and knowledge in relevant and related changes in technology and machine learning. Continually push the boundary of what is possible and be on the offense always.Embrace and embody Nike's core values (maxims) in your work and interactions with peers, stakeholders, and direct reports.Role model transparency, accountability and effectiveness as a leader in Nike. Communicate clearly, build trust and strong relationships across the company, do the right thing.Engage employees meaningfully and genuinely. Assist the teams by removing roadblocks, aligning efforts across Nike's matrix to drive progress and always win as a team.Stay current with industry trends and lead development of key data analytics and model development & serving innovation platforms.Partner with Architecture to ensure architectural consistency across platforms, geographies, and Cloud Service Providers.Accountable for growing & developing Enterprise Platform technology by attracting top industry talent.Develop AI/ML Platforms annual operating plans.Develop and manage team metrics and SLA's.Contribute to cross-team Enterprise Platforms domain-mapping and strategy.Ensure the technical team aligns with architectural standards, documentation and operational strategy alongside peers.Partner with the Enterprise Data & Analytics AAML and Nike Digital Engineering ("Serve") teams to enhance and drive standard practices and patterns across Nike business users.Work closely with platform product directors to understand and communicate product vision, strategy, and roadmaps that are aligned with Nike's strategies and initiativesRepresent the customer to the delivery teams and provide sprint feature prioritization to ensure technology alignment with business priorities & strategies.Hold accountability for engineering team(s) backlog grooming across multiple engineering teamsProvides customer service to our global technology and business partners for onboarding, adoption, support and documentation.Partner closely with Reference Architecture, Domain/Solution Architecture, and Platform Engineering to align Platform Product Roadmaps with execution plans that meet our customer needs.


Must have knowledge and/or Experience with technologies such as AWS Sagemaker, Tensorflow, Kubeflow, Databricks & Spark, AWS EMR, and similar platforms. Should be able to communicate with customers about each technology and the benefits/tradeoffs of each solution. Must have knowledge and/or experience with open source technologies in the area of Data Science, AI & MLMust be able to articulate and/or have experience with the lifecycle of model development Must have an understanding of enterprise security and privacy requirements associated with technology development. 4+ years' experience as an engineering leader for technology related products. Will consider candidates with less experience that have deep technical domain knowledge as an architect.7+ years' successful experience in technology, engineering and technical influencing related rolesProven experience collaborating on latest technologies with Engineers and ArchitectsExtensive background in working with business partners: Translating business needs into prioritized technology features and requirementsProven track record of being results oriented with demonstrated ability to achieve aggressive goalsProven presentation and facilitation skillsUnderstanding of Agile software development methodologyMust excel working in team-oriented roles that rely on ability to effectively collaborate with othersSelf-directed and comfortable working in ambiguous, dynamic environmentsExcellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externallyA Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Analytics, Machine Learning or related field or equivalent experience

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.

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