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Principal Software Engineer, 3D Product Innovation


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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.

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.


We’re looking for an experienced Principal Engineer to tackle complex software engineering problems in Product Design.

This role does design, technical architecture, and proof of concept in support of Nike’s pursuit of product creation and 3D pipeline. We are investing and developing leading capabilities for product design to unlock creativity!

The candidate needs to be highly collaborative with peers, have a coaching attitude, and have a phenomenal depth of 3D software engineering experience.


If this is you, you’ll be working with the Digital Product Creation team and implementing end-to-end solutions in support of Nike’s 3D ecosystem, inclusive of our back-end pipelines and user-facing tools. You'll work closely with the product and architecture teams to provide leadership in driving technical design and solutions across multiple solution areas, contributing to the future success of the business through innovations in technology.

In a typical week, half of your time will be spent leading by example to craft, develop, operate, and integrate Nike and partner platforms and applications. The other half will be leadership responsibilities to drive technical priorities, define engineering standard methodologies, collaborate with peers, and help to translate business problems into technical solutions.


We work with Software Engineers across all of Product Design. You will also partner closely with other Principal Engineers, Solution Architects, Engineering Directors, and Product Managers in both Product Innovation and other departments.


  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering
  • 2+ years as a technical lead on teams crafting solutions for 3D computer graphics
  • Excellent computer science fundamentals, including algorithms and data structures
  • Extensive technical knowledge of common production pipeline requirements
  • Hands-on experience implementing modern software architectural principles and patterns (test-driven development, domain-driven design, microservices, etc)
  • Experience with 3D pipeline integrations (Python, C++, third-party APIs)
  • Continuous deployment and automated testing experience
  • Experience with distributed cloud systems technology (Java, node.js, EC2, Lambda, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, or Google Cloud/Azure equivalents)
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with multiple peers and multi-functional partners
  • Experience working in a technical leadership role on one or more agile teams in a product model
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience

Nike requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. 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.

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