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Sr. Platform Engineer

Sr. Platform 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, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Technology

Nike, Inc. Technology is responsible for making the world's largest sport brand run faster, smarter and more securely. From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, Technology specialists drive growth through top-flight hardware, software and enterprise applications. Global Technology aggressively innovates solutions to drive growth while creating and implementing tools that help make everything else in the company possible.
Description

In this role of Planning Analytics Platform Manager, the beneficiary works within the NGP-Data Analytics team to combine a unique blend of data engineering with an aptitude for platform, systems architecture, business intelligence and advanced analytics to ensure our analytics evolve at the speed of consumers. They will also drive issue resolution and will develop, design, test, coordinate and execute environment builds. In addition, the beneficiary will interface with a variety of other groups and parties including: 

• The DevOps team to implement and enhance AWS infrastructure and apply best practices for the Planning Analytics platform
• The solution architecture team, project intake teams, and platform engineering lead to determine capacity needs and anticipate performance issues
• Planning Analytics vendor contacts and other team members to drive upgrades, patches to ensure platform stability, integrity and responsiveness
• Participate in the planning and implementation of SAFe agile processes for the enterprise platforms
• Provide training to staff by participating in work planning, process development, resource optimization, coaching, decisions and performance monitoring
• Provide technical engineering and support for client, server, security design and network hardware
• Offer technical support and administer packaged applications and software with operational support such as help desk, citrix, datacenter and desktop support
• Provide technical network security support and oversee technical vendor relationships

Roles and Responsibilities

Create solutions for large and complex data inspired applications 

• Contribute to cloud migration of Planning Analytics applications from on-premise infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS)
• Define the scope, assumptions, and dependencies related to Planning Analytics tool
• Deploy workflow, mapping, client components and interconnected systems
• Provide interoperability and integrated services across cross functional applications/platforms
• Integrate applications with new technologies for seamless data integration and handshake
• Understanding the technical challenges and production limitations for solution delivery
• Plan and deploy new custom tailored multi-dimensional models and applications
• Responsible for designing, installing, configuring, deploying and troubleshooting Planning Analytics Local v2.0.6 distributed system environment which includes Cognos TM1 admin server, application server, runtime BI server and all the client instruments (perspectives, architect, TM1TOP, PAX, Cafe) in cloud (AWS) and on-premise
• Promote changes via configuration, CI/CD instruments using Chef, Jenkins and Puppet
• Collaborate with engineers and developers to recommend appropriate design and ensure the compatibility of system components and perform code review
• Deliver cross cloud and cross zonal application and server security

Design, Develop and Deploy

• Support Strategic and Operational, Financial Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting applications
• Engineer Planning Analytics modules customized for analytical reporting and score carding
• Analyze the user needs and develop software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints
• Develop re-useable code and compacts for development agility
• Responsible for smooth transition of application from on-site to cloud platforms
• Review core design and architectural components for reliable and scalable solutions
• Collaborate with engineers and developers to recommend appropriate design and ensure the compatibility of system components and perform code review
• Creating AMI's and dynamic templates to deploy latest versions of application software
• Install and configure vendor software solutions and maintain distributed architecture
• Triage and resolve complex data, system engineering, software issues by providing the upgrade schedule, timelines, test plans consisting of risks, assumptions and project dependencies
• Recognize issues and problems and recommend solutions, oversee corrections with assigned specialized support teams
• Responsible of the overall performance and continual improvement of Planning Analytics Platform and optimize application capacity by coordinating with key stakeholders in business facing development teams

Planning Analytics Administration & Engineering

• Responsible to work closely with cross functional team to ensure stable, secure, flexible, high-performance environments
• Support all the planning analytics components for dash boarding, reporting, and visualization needs
• Configuring and integrate multiple data sources for upstream and downstream data flow
• Works closely with network security team to secure Planning Analytics application to listen (TCP, HTTPS, LDAP, RDP, Telnet) and application hardening
• Plan, schedule and manage migration activities between on-prem and Cloud platforms
• Responsible to integrate Autosys, Cloudberry, Splunk and pulse within the planning analytics servers
• Responsible for installing and configuring Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW) in Linux using a Docker Image in cloud for extensive, stable and auto scalable environments
• Maintain system integrity and configuration of various components along with implementing systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance
• Cater work with offshore teams on all aspects of Level1 & Level2 support to establish extensive procedures and runbooks for work cadence
• Report on performance measures, database, capacity and concurrent usage and security measures
• Metric and Measures on load balancing, auto-scaling, replication performances
• Enable citrix application for remote and off-site application connectivity
• Responsible to maintain multi-tenant server environment
• Single point of contact for improvement, optimization and issues related to Planning Analytics critical product and application related issues
• Manage and maintain disaster recovery tasks and enable seamless business continuity plans

Operating procedures, Metrics reporting, Monitoring & Onboarding

• Responsible for documenting technical specification, run books, cookbooks, architecture and installation
• Responsible for onboarding new applications, understanding the current platform engineering system/ process and create technical document with system related information
• Responsible for automation work in robust environment for monitoring complex application and servers to gather performance metrics
• Performing SOX assessments and remediation for the artifacts provided by Corporate information security for planning analytics servers
• Monitor sever capacity and consumption and provide input to chargeback model
• IBM product vendor through Problem Management Record (PMR)
• Responsible for creating confluence page articles for Planning Analytics platform to provide FAQ's and application information
• Monitoring server performance and health using New-Relic and application monitoring using pulse
• Performing engineering tasks for Planning Analytics on cloud platforms with Active Directory integration and authentication across multiple client-server architecture
• Collaborate with key stakeholders to facilitate seamless implementation of project requirements
• Responsible for monthly/quarterly status reports to review with customer
• Responsible for scheduled and unscheduled application outages and server maintenance
• Responsible to solve critical /recurring incidents and create platform roadmap
• Maintain detailed records for all change requests for different stake holders
• Providing time-to-time update to the Business stakeholders and communicating with infrastructure and third-party vendors
• Communicate with multiple teams like business, QA and Production Support for different modules about the proposed changes and estimated release dates
• Responsible for healthy applications to ensure all security and governance standards are in-line with enterprise standards
• Server specification designs and server sizing on cloud for cost effective applications
• Ensure application governance standards are met
• Identify and address any issues that affects the integrity of the application

Upgrades, testing and reconciliation

• Upgrading, testing and migrating planning analytics software from different versions which includes latest software version, fix packs, Interim fixes and bug fixes
• Identifying root cause analysis (RCA) of platform engineering issues, operational issues and resolving independently
• Responsible for understanding the technical challenges when considering new platforms and vendor software
• Evaluate new uptrend market software and methodologies
• Provide the upgrade schedules, timelines and test plans along with risks, assumptions and project dependencies
• Create a plan for timely upgrades, updates and pathing for all hardware and vendor Softwares
• Deliver cross cloud and cross zonal application and server security
• Support distributed system environments which includes client-server architecture on multi regional deployments in cloud and in on-prem
• Communicate and leverage best practices in Planning Analytics

Application Support, enhancements, Knowledge sharing

• Responsible for application enhancement through current application flow review, identifying the complex problems, and review related information and evaluate options and implement specific solutions
• Evaluating current and emerging technologies to consider factors such as cost, portability, usability and monitoring, reporting, and controlling server usage
• Providing specific solutions on the new functionalities based on the Detailed analysis and product features
• Collaborate with Business users and developers on integrated features for future enhancements and requirements
• Responsible to automated deployment of AWS components using re-usable JSON code snippets and CloudFormation templates
• Automation of Planning Analytics security management and time sensitive issues in building cloud infrastructure
• Work and adopt agile methodology and plan and execute Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) for the Planning Analytics platform
• Participate in weekly standup meeting with scrum master and product owners using VersionOne tool
• Perform immediate troubleshooting of urgent and critical issues that have a business impact and analyze on critical issues which relates to business interruption
• Support offshore team in resolving Planning Analytics related issues using ServiceNow tool


Qualifications
• Cloud based data architecture and tool stacks, including Amazon Web Services (AWS)
• Planning Analytics Local, Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW), Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX), TM1 Perspectives, TM1 application web, TM1 Architect, Performance Modeler, TM1 TOP, Operations Console, cloudberry, cloud red
• Pulse, Python, Cognos BI, Chef, Jenkins, Autosys, ServiceNow, New relic, Version One, JIRA
• Teradata, Snowflake connector, MS access database, active directory, access manager
• Environment - on-premise, cloud and citrix (windows and linux)
• Languages - C++, Python, SQL, HTML, scripting
• A Bachelor's degree in Computers Science, Information Technology, Electronics and Communication or related discipline
• Hands-on experience working in a distributed/cloud-based environment
• Able to present ideas effectively and facilitate discussion with multiple inputs and ability to absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively
• Ability to influence and communicate effectively, both verbally and written, with team members and business stakeholders
• Trouble shoot issues and perform root cause analysis and work across teams to resolver complex operational and performance issues

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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