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Lead Technical Architect Tech

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by Nike

Portland, OR 97201
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description

Nike, Inc. Technology is responsible for making the world's largest sport brand run faster, smarter and more securely. From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, Technology specialists drive growth through top-flight hardware, software and enterprise applications. Global Technology aggressively innovates solutions to drive growth while creating and implementing tools that help make everything else in the company possible.


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. We look 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 largest sports brand run faster, smarter and more securely. Technology teams passionately 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.

Do you want to innovate and lead in the Technical Architecture space? Then join Nike's Go to Market Solutions (GTMS) Organization as a Lead Technical Architect. We actively develop on technology solutions for Sports Marketing and Nike Team enabling Nike's digital connection to our 30,000+ contracted athletes and guests (e.g. Michael Jordan, LeBron, Odell Beckham Jr.), 1300+ sponsored institutions (e.g. NFL, NBA), over 400 Nike employees around the world and 80,000+ youth & high school teams, their families and fans. You'll provide expertise, thought leadership, create strategies, and make recommendations on a wide variety of complex issues having a significant impact on processes and the business.

You'll be the go-to person for Go-To-Market Solutions on key business relationships from an architectural and technical point of view. You'll collaborate with business and IT leadership, enterprise architecture, IT partner teams and external vendors to meet objectives. You'll work in a team environment where you'll be expected to provide technical leadership and direction while communicating effectively across teams.

What you'll do:
  • You'll work directly with the business and product teams to deliver winning architectures.
  • Define technical vision and detailed architecture strategies that lead to exceptional solutions and greater business agility.
  • Set the vision for how teams utilize the cloud.
  • Craft technical road-maps that guide product teams and drive priority conversations.
  • Bring innovative technology to bear on problems and promote the art of the possible.

    What success looks like:
  • Your partners seek your counsel and bring you complex problems, because you're the one who exceeds expectations.
  • You use interpersonal skills to influence and lead others in technology decisions.
  • When you talk tech, we all listen, because we trust in your insights.
  • When there's a roadblock, teams know you'll take care of it and trust in your leadership.
  • You challenge yourself and the team, because we all rise together.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, or a related field
  • 6 years IT or related experience
  • 3 years' enterprise, technical, or solutions architecture experience
  • Hands on experience with cloud architectures
  • Track record of building custom, high-performance, resilient web applications
  • Deep experience designing REST-based web services
  • Experience with modern DevOps practices and CI/CD processes.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and changing priorities
  • Expertise in modern programming languages and development frameworks
  • Self-starter with high motivation and passion who thrives in an ever-changing, exciting environment with the ability to adapt to change.

  • Reference: 561332183