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Principal Software Engineer, Enterprise Platforms

Principal Software Engineer, Enterprise Platforms

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

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.

NIKE is a technology company. From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to developing products, managing big data and providing leading edge engineering and systems support, our teams at NIKE Global Technology exist to revolutionize the future at the confluence of tech and sport. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world, and then give them the support to constantly innovate, iterate and serve consumers more directly and personally. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be part of a team focused on building and running highly scalable, fault tolerant globally distributed platforms that help transform and power Nike's business. In this role, you will be a critical influencer providing thought-leadership on technical directions and a key contributor to new platforms that support key initiatives. You will also be a mentor to other developers, both directly and via your daily actions. Strong communication, ability to influence, solve complex problems, and leadership ability while being a team player are a must.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL EXHIBIT THE FOLLOWING QUALITIES:
  • Deep foundational knowledge of software engineering practices, particularly on distributed systems and cloud native architectures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, feeling as comfortable presenting to executives as they are to the team.
  • High emotional intelligence with the ability to bring diverse groups together to solve common goals.
  • Pragmatic and customer / value focused in solutions rooted in continuous delivery.
  • Highly focused on delivery, being comfortable with both providing technical direction as well as being a contributing member of the team.
  • Ability to be strategic as well as going deep on complex technical problems.


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or equivalent experience
  • Deep industry experience in cloud engineering problems around clustering, service design, scalability, resiliency, block and object stores, and distributed backend systems
  • 5+ years in a lead engineering role responsible for architecture decisions and direct technical leadership over engineering teams focused on delivering enterprise scale systems
  • 8+ years in a systems software development role using common system like Java, Python, and/or Javascript
  • Expert knowledge of modern functional and/or multi-paradigm languages dealing with concurrency and locking a plus
  • 3+ years professional experience with AWS or other major cloud provider
  • 3+ years professional experience with container runtimes, such as Kubernetes, deployment tools like Terraform, configuration management solutions like Ansible and MALT stacks
  • Experience with open source platforms such as Apache Kafka, Airflow and Nifi 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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