Release Engineering Lead

If you're ready to innovate and contribute to the Nike Technology organization, come join us now! We bring together technology and process expertise to deliver scalable and reliable technology solutions that enable the design and development of Nike, Inc.'s core products.

YOUR ROLE ON THE TEAM
The Release Engineering lead partners with Engineering Leads and Agile Teams to educate and lead the department in the instantiation of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. The candidate will automate operational processes including building and maintaining tools for deployment, monitoring and operations where they don't already exist. The DevOps lead will also lead and mentor other engineers on automation of cloud base platforms.

SCOPE & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Mentor, empower and lead other engineers to succeed at their work building and operating cloud-based platforms
• Develop and follow operational best practices for tools and automation development. Including: Style guides, versioning practices, source control, branching and merging patterns and advising other engineers on development standards
• Lead improvement of technical processes across Product teams to improve delivery, availability, and production readiness for platforms.
• Develop and advocate for Operations best practices, standards and processes
• Provide support to the Operations team to support, maintain and upgrade the existing configuration management environment
• Help evaluate, build and deploy tools to assist with deployment framework required for each EP platform
• Develop solutions in alignment with departmental goals, SLA's for availability, scalability and resiliency
• Help develop strategies for zero down time deployments and patching
• Partner with stakeholders to identify bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement in the deployment and build processes
• Help troubleshoot issues and work with the team to address root cause to minimize the chance of a second occurrence.
• Find opportunities to automate as part of the problem management process, creating automation to avoid issues.


Qualifications
• BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent relevant experience
• Experience in leading an engineering team
• Experience in Linux Administration, Engineering and Automation
• Experience developing, delivering and operating modern cloud platforms / large scale distributed systems
• Experience working with revision control systems including Git
• Experience working in Agile teams and project teams
• Automation background in multiple scripting languages
• Direct experience with Ansible, Puppet, Chef or similar Configuration Management tools
• Cloud automation experience with Terraform, CloudFormation or similar
• Hands on experience with delivering and managing solutions on AWS, Azure and/or GCP
• Experience in languages like Golang, Python, Ruby, Javascript, Java, Scala or Node.js
• Experience working in a matrix organization in a role that influences change though leadership
• Production experience with containers, container runtimes (i.e. Kubernetes), and/or serverless technologies
• Desire to learn and continually improve self and others though knowledge sharing
• BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent relevant experience
• Experience in leading an engineering team
• Experience in Linux Administration, Engineering and Automation
• Experience developing, delivering and operating modern cloud platforms / large scale distributed systems
• Experience working with revision control systems including Git
• Experience working in Agile teams and project teams
• Automation background in multiple scripting languages
• Direct experience with Ansible, Puppet, Chef or similar Configuration Management tools
• Cloud automation experience with Terraform, CloudFormation or similar
• Hands on experience with delivering and managing solutions on AWS, Azure and/or GCP
• Experience in languages like Golang, Python, Ruby, Javascript, Java, Scala or Node.js
• Experience working in a matrix organization in a role that influences change though leadership
• Production experience with containers, container runtimes (i.e. Kubernetes), and/or serverless technologies
• Desire to learn and continually improve self and others though knowledge sharing


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