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Director of Activity Personalization Science

Director of Activity Personalization Science

Portland | Oregon | United States

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to social media, digital marketing and the retail store experience, our teams at NIKE Digital are reimagining how design and technology meet to serve consumers more directly and personally. We invest in cutting-edge technologies and work with the most creative people in the world. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.

The Role
Nike is looking for a Director of Activity Personalization Science. This leader, in partnership with product and engineering teams, is responsible for developing algorithms and science which personalize Nike's activity apps (Nike Run Club, Nike Train Club, etc) and experiences to individual members. The role will be responsible for building out a data science team, and delivering a roadmap that impacts the business as well as advances position Nike as a leader in the field of personalization.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Hiring and mentoring talented data scientists.
• Partnering with the Nike NRC and NTC product and engineering teams in an embedded
squad model. Develop and deploy new algorithms in an agile and high-velocity manner.
• Driving the personalization algorithm roadmap for the Nike Run Club (NRC) and Nike
Training Club (NTC) apps, as well as any future activity apps and experiences. Projects may include, for example, algorithms for workout recommendations, personalized training advice selection, and achievement unlocks.
• Partnering with the Nike Sport Research Lab to leverage their world class sport science in the personalization models.
• Partnering with teams working on the Hyperadapt adaptive shoe technology, Nike Fit foot measuring technology, and other innovative technologies around Nike to leverage data and algorithms.
• Collaborating with the broader data science and personalization community within Nike, including teams doing commerce search relevance and personalized product recommendation algorithms.
• Representing Nike at conferences and community events.

• Experience hiring and mentoring exceptional data scientists.
• Expert knowledge in machine learning, particularly in ranking and deep learning models.
• Expert knowledge in search and recommender systems, including familiarity with
research published in at conferences such as SIGIR and SIGKDD.
• Evidence of strong partnerships with engineering, product, and analytics teams.
• Product and entrepreneurial mindset.
• Love of sport is a plus!

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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