Principal Engineer – Air MI

  • Full Time
  • Hybrid, MO-St. Louis, OR-Portland, TN-Memphis
  • Senior Level
  • Jun 5, 2022


At Air Manufacturing Innovation (Air MI), we deliver on Nike’s most daring dream: giving every athlete the unparalleled sensation of walking on air. Since Nike introduced the Air sole in 1979, no technology has become more synonymous with Nike than Air. Our teams engineer, make, and perfect Nike’s most advanced footwear components. Masters of teamwork, we challenge assumptions to get faster, drive efficiency and fine-tune technology to deliver quality performance plastic. At our state-of-the-art facilities located in Beaverton, Oregon and St. Charles, Missouri, Air MI is taking Air to places that we never thought possible.

Who are we looking for?
We are seeking a high performing Principal Software Engineer to play a critical role in the digital transformation of Air MI’s technology landscape.

In this role, you will be a leader and pioneer in the creation of a digital information backbone, analytics platform, and global applications for Air MI!

Our successful candidate has excellent communication and relationship building skills in addition to current, hands-on Industrial Network and Analytics experience. Our ideal candidate will anticipate future technology needs of our Manufacturing business and drive solutions to those challenges.

What you bring to NIKE?
– Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems or combination of relevant education, experience and training.
– 6+ years of Industrial Network architecture, data flows, aggregation, and normalization in a Manufacturing environment
– 6+ years of software development experience.
– Demonstrated experience with MES vendor selection and implementation at scale.
– Strong skills in team leadership and building positive relationships across Operations Technology (OT), Software Engineering and Product Management.
– Ability to influence outcomes across loosely coupled teams.
– Solid foundation in Industrial Network architecture, system design, and analytics solutions.
– Diverse and deep experience in microservice architecture, domain driven design, and RESTful APIs using Node and/or Python
– Experience with data security best practices and ability to recommend secure data protection and governance including encryption in transit, encryption at rest, federated access, etc.
– Experience working in a Distributed/Cloud-based environment (AWS + Azure preferred)
– Experience in Industrial Network based data streaming technology with an emphasis on performance and security.
– You are very experienced in hierarchical and distributed code repository management tools like GIT.
– Experience with modern build strategies, continuous integration, unit testing, static analysis, and automated integration tests.
– Understanding in agile principles and the Scrum development process.
– Ability to define solution options, provide estimates on effort and risk, and evaluate technical feasibility.
– Comfortable working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
– Commitment to and hands-on experience in performing technical code reviews.
– Practical approach to solving complex problems with ambiguous requirements.
– You can present and explain technical efforts at multiple levels of detail.

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