Data Scientist at Nike

| Portland, OR
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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.

Analytics is a competitive differentiator for Nike and is fundamentally changing how the company serves athletes and consumers around the world. The Nike Commercial Analytics team builds analytic-based solutions to manage marketplace and optimize the supply chain. Using big data, advanced analytics and state-of-the-art technology, the team strives to ensure that Nike gets the right product to the right place at the right time for the consumers.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for a Data Scientist to join the Advanced Analytics team within North America. This role will be part of an agile squad responsible for leveraging predictive and prescriptive analytics to forecast consumer demand, enhance decision making and drive to action against our strategic priorities.

WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?

If this is you, you will be part of an Advanced Analytics squad that delivers scalable models to power demand sensing and enable critical investment decisions at Nike. Specifically, you will:
  • Develop new algorithms and improve existing approaches based on statistical/econometric methods, machine learning techniques and solutions to forecast consumer demand and determine optimal level of investment in various stages of the supply chain.
  • Assess business requirements and constraints to make trade-off recommendations between speed and accuracy of alternative solution approaches.
  • Identify and apply appropriate methods to acquire, explore, cleanse, and fuse data from different sources.
  • Facilitate the planning, scheduling and value measurement of the work to meet timeline targets and success criteria.
  • Support the adoption of analytic products through effective storytelling and collaboration with key partners.
  • Share knowledge with others on the team; continue to adapt or develop new methods and learn new software packages as available in the literature and recent publications.

WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?

You will report to the Director of Data Science while partnering on daily basis with the fellow data scientists, data analysts, engineers and product owner on your squad. You will collaborate across the broader organization with business teams as well as other data, analytics and technology functions at Nike.

WHAT YOU WILL BRING?
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Social Science, Engineering, Physics or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience and training
  • 2+ years of related industry experience
  • Will accept suitable combination of education and experience
  • Experience in building, training, scoring, tuning and maintaining predictive models in production at enterprise scale and familiarity with mainstream packages relevant to managing all stages of Data Science/Analytics lifecycle.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in programming languages (particularly R, Python and SQL) and ability to apply them for data acquisition, preprocessing, modeling and monitoring.
  • Familiarity with the wide range of data science/analytics software tools (e.g. Jupyter Notebook, SQL consoles, Hadoop, Spark) and cloud computing platforms (e.g. Amazon Web Services).
  • Experience with the Agile development process and proven ability to prepare a project plan, communicate the plan to the team and break the work down to trackable tasks.
  • Proven track record of working cross functionally and critically evaluate complex business information from multiple perspectives, including questioning assumptions and validity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to develop and deliver presentation.

Open to remote work, except cannot work in South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia. These candidates will be required to relocate.

For employees based in Colorado, this position starts at $117,000 per year. Information about benefits can be found here .

Nike requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. As an equal opportunity employer, Nike will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.

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.
More Information on Nike
Nike operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Beaverton, OR and New York, NY. Nike was founded in 2022. It has 98694 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 381 open jobs at Nike, click here.
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