Director, Solution Architecture (Data & Analytics) - Nike Technology

At Nike, we serve athletes. Fueled by the insights of the world's best, we design and create products to elevate human potential on a global scale. And it's on us, the Global Operations Team (GOT), to help bring this mission to life.

We are a diverse lineup of thousands spread across the globe. Together, we are building a smarter, more connected and automated value chain. And we are looking for world-class talent like you to contribute to this journey.

If you're ready to innovate and lead in the Solution and Technical Architecture space, join Nike's Enterprise Architecture organization! You will be part of an organization that is revolutionizing Nike technology platforms and architecting a technology landscape that is simplified, modern, and flexible and will ultimately enable Nike on its journey to 2020 and beyond.

The Architecture team will partner and engage directly with business and technology leaders across Nike in planning, creating, maintaining and executing technology solutions that are aligned to Nike's strategic roadmap and architectural principles established by enterprise architecture.
As the Director of Solution Architecture, you will be setting strategy and organization for a group of highly skilled principal architects that manage all things data and analytics within Nike Technology. This is a highly visible role, guiding both engineering and business teams on data and analytics architecture solutions and technology. Your team will deliver architecture and design patterns, including hands-on POCs and training and mentoring of development teams to build innovative solutions for Nike.
In this role, you will stay abreast of industry trends and technology and connect them back to solution for Nike business. You will engage, collaborate and partner with various technical leaders and executive stakeholders to understand long and short term business and technology strategies, provide thought leadership and engage in proactive planning of an executable technology roadmap. These roadmaps will address the strategic and tactical business and technology priorities as well as challenges and intended business outcomes.

Responsibilities:

  • Build the mission, scope and organization structure for the group to build a strong data and analytics architecture foundation across a broad spectrum of key strategic initiatives.
  • Understand and articulate the needs of business and technical stakeholders via regular dialogue and proactively advise them on leveraging technology to strengthen their capabilities
  • Hire, inspire and motivate a group of highly skilled architects to transform Nike strategy into plans and goals
  • Lead planning and prioritization with a focus on strategic objectives and vision, balanced with business deliverables
  • Partner with broad architecture organization and engineering leadership to build and implement common architecture principles, best practices and agile development discipline
  • Build a culture of innovation and continuous improvement by staying up on technology trends
  • Manage through a matrixed culture of the organization and build consensus through expertise and education


Qualifications
We're looking for someone special, someone who had these experiences and clearly demonstrated these skills:
  • MS/BS in Computer Science or related field
  • 10+ years of experience leading software architecture and design for solutions using a vast array of technologies, including open source software
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in data and analytics technology, with focus on data architecture and large volume data processing
  • 5+ years of experience building, coaching and leading software professionals
  • 5+ years of experience working with relational databases, data services, big data, complex event processing and machine learning
  • 2+ years of experience with cloud deployments, AWS experience preferred
  • Strong skills to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Experience managing budgets and resources
  • Ability to pass a standard 7 year background investigation
We're looking for someone special, someone who had these experiences and clearly demonstrated these skills:
  • MS/BS in Computer Science or related field
  • 10+ years of experience leading software architecture and design for solutions using a vast array of technologies, including open source software
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in data and analytics technology, with focus on data architecture and large volume data processing
  • 5+ years of experience building, coaching and leading software professionals
  • 5+ years of experience working with relational databases, data services, big data, complex event processing and machine learning
  • 2+ years of experience with cloud deployments, AWS experience preferred
  • Strong skills to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Experience managing budgets and resources
  • Ability to pass a standard 7 year background investigation


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