Sr Dir, Mobile Application Engineering

Nike Beaverton, OR

About the Job

Job Description

Overview NIKE Digital is taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it. At NIKE Digital, we embrace open source, contributing to the community by building - and sharing - digital solutions that work on a global scale. We invest in cutting-edge technologies and work with a network of open source libraries and tools, like React.js, Node.js and GraphQL. These investments and tools help us advance web and native UI development, evolve our data science and eCommerce capabilities, refine our DevOps and retool our services infrastructure.

We're passionate about NIKE and all the swoosh represents: limitless drive, innovation, creativity and possibilities for collaboration. We focus relentlessly on talent and are always looking for ways to encourage growth. We are inspired by the NIKE legends who built an empire rethinking product and service, and we seek to bring that level of innovation to our technologies. Our vision is to build and deliver extraordinary NIKE platforms, services and products directly to athletes* around the world.

*If you have a body, you're an athlete.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Corporate
  • Travel: Minimal

Success Profile At Nike Digital, we're revolutionizing fitness and sport. We're creating personalized digital experiences that inspire athletes to move faster, push harder and acheive their personal best. As a team, we're motivated by Nike's proud legacy of always being first. Join our world-class technologists in finding innovative ways to engage consumers and strengthen their connection to our products, services and brand. The work you do today will help modernize the workplace and prove essential to Nike's future success and growth.
  • Results-driven
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Digitally Savvy
  • Technologically Savvy
  • Competitive
  • Imaginative
  • Collaborative
  • inventive
  • socially conscious
  • team player
  • multi-tasker
  • Entrepreneurial
  • problem-solver

Nike gives me the freedom to create, to innovate, to fail. Our team is encouraged to experiment and take risks, a process out of which our digital future grows. Chris Peddecord Front End Engineer, Nike Digital

Nike is one of the biggest and most prestigious brands. Making live up to that prestige and work at a global scale, is the kind of challenge that brings me back to work, day-after-day. Ryan Miller Technical Architect

  • Healthcare
  • Tuition Reimbursment
  • Paid Time Off/Summer Fridays
  • Family Support
  • Relocation Reimbursement
  • Amenities
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Company Wide Volunteering


The successful candidate will be, at his/her core, a technologist with a track record of developing industry leading digital experiences. Ideally, s/he will have experience at a leading e-commerce, or a technology company highly regarded for its best-in-class digital products and services. S/he will have experience leading web, mobile app development as well as building developer platforms that unleash software development activity at scale. This individual must demonstrate strong leadership skills, signifying a passion for guiding and developing others and challenging his/her team to discover an improved way of delivering value. S/he must also have excellent communication skills. This candidate will guide a sound decision making process and will be influential in displaying strong interpersonal skills, underlined by superior judgment.


Provide leadership to a team of Directors and engineering managers across Nike App, Common Components, Nike Training Club and Nike Running Club apps.
Drive engineering strategy, design/run-time frameworks and tools to accelerate build of mobile experiences by globally distributed teams. Be a trusted partner to key stakeholders across design, product and engineering in delivering digital solutions that embody the creativity and innovation legendary at Nike
Partner effectively with quality, delivery operations and engineering leaders to ensure flawless experience for members across our experience assets.


What we're looking for....
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 10+ years of experience in software development
  • 4+ years' of people management experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to convey complex information in a simple, easily understood manner to diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Proven ability to interact with all levels, partnering, facilitating, and influencing
  • Engineering leader who can recruit top talent and build teams that deliver results.
  • Ability to delegate and hold team accountable for results
  • Strategic Orientation as evidenced by ability to understand the business context in which the technology solutions are being developed and designed
  • Comfortable working in ambiguous environments and leading teams through change
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple work-streams and complexity
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time