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Senior Systems Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer

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.

Creating premium digital content at Nike comes with big opportunities for innovation. Nike is turning to the cloud to help our creative team deliver premium digital assets (photos, text/copy, videos) at the speed that will inspire the world's athletes. The time to join Nike Digital Engineering is now; to meet the demands of our business, we are embracing new cloud-based platform development and deployment technology and better operational instruments to deliver solutions with agile methodology. We want you to help shape our future.

Description:

This is a senior-level systems engineering position on our Content Ecosystem - Asset Creation team where you will work on infrastructure and automation for our Photo Studio and Global Writing software development team. The position includes being part of an Agile development team that improves our systems by leveraging cloud infrastructure while ensuring that the production system is stable. This role will have responsibility for automation and security compliance for our custom photo studio software solution and asset delivery infrastructure. An ideal candidate is willing to work in a DevOps mindset to proactively improve and support cloud-deployed applications.

Key Job responsibilities:
  • Develop Infrastructure as Code automation for AWS access and services
  • Support software development team in their build and deployment automation resources
  • Serve as a resource for performance, networking, and security compliance for the team's AWS account
  • Manage and influence the design for our photo studio and digital asset delivery systems
  • Develop & implement backup strategy for files and data
  • Develop and contribute to Observability solutions - including monitoring, alerts, performance dashboards, metrics, etc. Train and guide others on the team.
  • Adopt infrastructure tools and solutions provided by other internal Nike teams
  • Implement principles and solutions that adhere to the AWS Operational Excellence and Well Architected Framework
  • Provide level 3 support (escalations) for platform incidents
  • Collaborate with teams using our tools and environments


  • 5 years of professional experience in system administration
  • 3 years Linux systems experience with Red Hat, Ubuntu LTS, Amazon Linux or CentOs
  • 2 years of experience with DevOps automation with any of these tools: Jenkins, CircleCI, Puppet, Ansible, or Chef. Also, source code control: Git, GitHub, BitBucket
  • 2+ years of AWS experience covering these areas:
    • S3: access management via policies
    • Elasticsearch: maintain and test snapshots, assist with upgrades
    • EC2 services: managing autoscaling and security groups
    • SQS: queue creation and maintenance
    • Cloudfront: configuration and understanding of CDNs
    • Experience with Cloudwatch and integrating Cloudwatch with tools like SignalFx, New Relic, etc.
    • Redshift: manage Redshift cluster
    • RDS MySQL: backups, security, configuration
    • Experience building, automating and managing custom AMIs
    • Knowledge of AWS Well Architected Framework and Operational Excellence
    • Working knowledge of AWS EC2 instance types cost and performance factors
  • Experience with container technology - Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • 2 years programming experience in Python/Ruby/Bash
  • Agile/Scrum/Kanban experience
  • Monitoring: Hands on experience with monitoring tools such as AWS CloudWatch, Signal Fx, Nagios, New Relic, Splunk
  • Networking - Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP networking, HTTP/S, firewalls, and networking within AWS
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including mentoring and training
  • Demonstrated excellent documentation skills
  • Comfortable working in an exciting, goal-oriented environment
  • Ability to work with remote teams, and communicate using virtual communication tools (phone, conferencing, online meeting, Slack)
  • AWS Certification desired
  • Ability/willingness to work flexible hours
Educational qualifications
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Information Systems or other relevant subject area preferred


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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