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Senior Algorithm Designer (Nike Digital Innovation)

Senior Algorithm Designer (Nike Digital Innovation)

Beaverton | 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.

Innovation is oxygen for NIKE, Inc., and the company depends on its talented, global workforce to breathe originality and curiosity into everything they do. The Nike Advanced Innovation team strives for lighter, faster, bigger, smarter, smaller, more efficient, more sustainable and more personal. They imagine, research, analyze and invent the next industry-changing technology to advance athletic performance. In roles that span research, design, materials and manufacturing, the Advanced Innovation team looks to the future and focuses on making the seemingly impossible, possible.

The NXT Digital Innovation (NDI) provides a competitive advantage to our creation teams by fueling product innovation and craft. To accomplish this, we leverage the power of modern technologies, skillsets and services. We are seeking a Senior Algorithm Designer who has a strong expertise in 2D and 3D product design and computational design software. Experience in apparel or footwear product design is a benefit. As our Senior Algorithm Designer, you'll work with the apparel and footwear design teams to identify new computational capabilities, design products and streamline product design, development and manufacturing. You'll leverage your expertise of computational design to drive research into new algorithms to build disruptive performance structures and contribute to the premium design of products. You also will have a strong design portfolio demonstrating the ability to design iconic products. You will have a solid understanding of computational design best practices. You also are familiar with advanced digital skills and understand how to integrate them with apparel and footwear product creation best practices. In your portfolio of work, you should have clear examples of how you've worked on key product lines with complex design requirements. You'll collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams and participate in the creation of best-in-class product. You also will have a strong technology expertise and will partner with Innovation, Design, computational designers and product creation partners to build the suite of tools and platform.

RESPONSIBILITIES
- Research, build and pilot new design algorithms to generate product performance structures and aesthetics

- Create design algorithm tools that enable computational designers and product designers to apply algorithms to designs

- Develop and handle a computational design research agenda

- Multi-task and concurrently execute on several products.

- Partner on the product lifecycle process with the Design, Development and Engineering organizations.

- Participate on multiple interdisciplinary project teams.

- Clearly communicate project status and lead priorities.

- Ensure all deliverables are of the highest quality.

- Work in an independent fashion, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate effectively in difficult situations.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills including meeting facilitation and making persuasive presentations.

- Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Industrial Design or Computer Science (visual design/imaging focus). Masters in Architecture, Industrial Design or Computer Science preferred.
- In lieu of degree, 8+ years of work experience in a similar role.
- Prefer 8+ years experience in computational design
- Several examples of successfully launched products that demonstrate complex product design solutions.
- At least 8+ years experience using 2D and 3D design software
- At least 8+ years in mathematics and computer science
- Prefer 3+ years experience in apparel or footwear product design
- Prefer 3+ years experience with 3D printing solutions and machine/material offering
- Demonstrate ability to develop simple and elegant solutions to complex design problems
- Proven ability to collaborate as part of a multi-disciplinary team; communicate and influence throughout organizations
- Must be organized, able to act independently, and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment
- Can work with grace under pressure
- Expert knowledge of computational thinking, algorithms and architecture.
- Expert skills with Rhino, Grasshopper and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop).
- Intermediate skills with Houdini, Maya, Mudbox, Zbrush and T-Splines.
- Expert skills with C++, Java, Python and VB.

We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online.

Nike, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

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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