Director Of Data Science - Portland

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 by Nike

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

Innovation is oxygen for Nike, Inc., and the company depends on its talented, global workforce to breathe originality and curiosity into everything they do. The Nike Advanced Innovation team strives for lighter, faster, bigger, smarter, smaller, more efficient, more sustainable and more personal. They imagine, research, analyze and invent the next industry-changing technology to advance athletic performance. In roles that span research, design, materials and manufacturing, the Advanced Innovation team looks to the future and focuses on making the seemingly impossible, possible.


- Create Data Science strategy and roadmap
- Manage and grow our team of Data Science experts
- Represent Data Science for NSRL, NXT and partner with internal/external stakeholders
- Bring a rigorous statistical, data-driven mindset to all data science decisions
- Work closely with researchers to ensure data collection, management and analysis yield valuable results
- Big data analysis to deliver insights to product teams and researchers
- Partner with internal and external resources to achieve goals and deliverables
- Build strong relationships with senior leaders and work collaboratively cross functionally to develop strategies to leverage data
- Participate in client presentations and provide ongoing consulting with external clients
- Assess current capabilities and create a roadmap aligned with corporate growth strategy


- Masters Degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field. PhD in relevant field preferred
- At least eight years of data science or relevant experience
- At least five years management experience
- Experience in machine learning, statistical modeling and algorithm development
- Ability to be both visionary and strategic in thinking, as well as tactical in executing strategies
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills to effectively influence and exercise discretion, judgment and diplomacy when dealing with internal and external stakeholders

Desired Experience:
- Experience or familiarity with sport-science data (such as biomechanical, physiological and/or performance data)
- Experience or familiarity with footwear, apparel and sports equipment product creation
- Experience with Time Series Analysis and Forecasting methods
- Experience extracting and manipulating large datasets
- Experience in designing self-service portals for basic insights and data visualization
- Experience in rapid prototyping of solutions in iterative fashion from data ingestion to communicating insights and analytics
- Working knowledge of modeling framework
- Knowledge with ML/Data Science framework in python and R such as Scikit, Statsmodels, Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, MxNet
- Knowledge of programming languages for data science: Python, R, Scala, Java
- Experience with; Pattern Recognition, classification, clustering, time-series analysis, sensor fusion, multivariate statistics, categorical data analysis, regression, SVM, Clustering neural networks, logistic regression, Lasso, Frequency domain analysis, FIR/IIR, Filters.
- Consistently proven ability to manage/implement projects and contribute to concept development

Reference: 561329760

Similar Jobs

IT Manager - Portland & Seattle

Portland, OR

Entercom - Sports

Assistant Manager - Portland

Portland, OR

Planet Fitness

Club Manager - Portland

Portland, OR

Planet Fitness