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.
The first spark of a product idea sets the Nike, Inc. Footwear Product Creation team into motion. The team of footwear technical developers, testers, engineers and designers strive for product excellence. They obsess over shoes, while collaborating, ideating and refining the product’s construction, fit and style. They use groundbreaking advancements in technology and sustainable design to accelerate innovation. And they work lockstep with Merchandising, Design, Manufacturing and others to produce the final result: products that reflect the soul of sport and inspire athletes to reach new levels of performance.
DescriptionAs our Footwear Tech Developer II, you'll provide project and process management within the Product Creation team at an intermediate level. You'll be responsible for converting a project brief and a 2D design rendering into a 3D sample that meets the needs of the team and the consumer and that can be successfully and profitably commercialized and produced. You'll actively participate in meetings with Product Creation during all phases of the development process, influencing and executing the decision making process that leads to on-time product confirmation and sample delivery. You'll plan and execute development according to critical dates and performance/profitability goals and address challenges and plans accordingly to deliver proven and tested product. You'll ensure manufacturability of product concepts and utilize footwear knowledge and tools to effectively and appropriately achieve project objectives. You'll use the most appropriate communication tools to successfully manage the product creation process from initial concept, commercialization and production. You'll manage sampling and prototyping across geographies. You'll apply fundamental understanding of Footwear Dimension’s best practices to identify product and testing requirements and assure product performance through physical and field-testing (fit). This opportunity also involves applying fundamental understanding of product and footwear dimension’s objectives, quality goals and athlete/consumer requirements. You will have the responsibility of recommending and specifying to Product Creation teams the material, component and construction options to meet key features and product performance goals. In addition, you'll engage appropriately in all phases of the product process to ensure projects are completed on time, can be commercialized, manufactured, while and meeting design intent performance, costing and sustainability goals.