Lead Software Engineer - Web UI

Job description

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.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a passionate, experienced and forward-thinking Senior Engineer to help lead the Web UI Platform, within Consumer Experience Engineering, to create and deliver highly engaging, high-quality applications and capabilities with the potential to reach millions of consumers through the Nike brand. The successful candidate is both deeply experienced with software development and a technical leader who loves mentoring and coaching others, collaborating with stakeholders, and ensuring quality standards and best practices.

What will you work on?

Your role will include working on the Podium Design System team responsible for designing and shaping the design system for Nike’s e-commerce experiences. This involves the development of services and frameworks that deliver a design system that will improve presentation, reliability, maintainability and accessibility for You will be leading a group of passionate engineers who create the components, patterns, code and guidance needed to continually make our digital products better.

As the Lead Software Engineer, your role will include working as a Technical Lead on a scrum team of 4-5 developers responsible for designing and developing services and resources for Nike's e-commerce experiences in a continuous delivery model. You will provide technical guidance and mentoring to other team members and work with stakeholders outside the team. Your customers are the front-end engineers working on Nike digital experiences and a significant part of your job is reaching out to these teams to understand their challenges and supporting their adoption of our tools and services.


  • Lead squad of dedicated engineers for the technical development and delivery of elegant and intuitive app features across development teams, partnering with business collaborators, QE teams, and other geo-graphically dispersed engineering teams.
  • Provide technical leadership in evaluation, conceptualization, design and development of features.
  • Drive for continuous improvement in performance, scalability, accessibility, reliability, and usability of features.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to develop the capabilities of team members.
  • Conduct regular code reviews, ensuring code quality, performance, and adherence to coding standards.
  • Lead the breakdown of stories into technical design and implementation tasks and participate in sprint planning and other scrum ceremonies.
  • Collaborate with product owners to prioritize features and deliverables.
  • Oversee the release management process, ensuring smooth and controlled deployment of software releases.
  • Leverage agile methodology concepts for quality, delivery and continuous improvement.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices, incorporating them into the development process as appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, Information Systems, or similar field or relevant professional experience, education, and training.
  • 8+ years software engineering experience.
  • 2+ years of progressive experience leading teams, including motivating and technical mentoring of other team members.
  • You are proficient with React and have an in-depth knowledge of HTML, CSS and Browser APIs.
  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript(ES6) and Node.js.
  • Experience working in a distributed Cloud-based environment with AWS technologies such as S3, ECS, EC2, Lambda, ALB, Route53, CloudFormation, etc.
  • Prior experience in designing and implementing highly scalable web-based eCommerce applications.
  • Experience with CDN, Caching technologies.
  • DevOps mentality with CD/CI and following code through production operation and troubleshooting issues during and following releases.
  • A track record of solving problems and getting things done in a fast-paced, ever- evolving environment.
  • Ability to delegate work and mentor the development team and hold team members accountable to quality standards, ensuring that the needs of the business are met, and a high-quality user experience is delivered.
  • Experience providing technical leadership to a team of developers including providing daily guidance, setting coding standards, and reviewing code required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with business and technical teammates.
  • Ability to present complex ideas, anticipate potential objections and persuade others to consider your point of view.
  • Experience creating and executing practical and simple solutions.
  • Encourage a culture of trust, respect and collaboration that will enable your team to achieve great things.

Still Interested?

To ensure that we continue to hire capable, ethical, and trustworthy team members, all candidates must complete a thorough background investigation before receiving an offer of employment from Nike.

We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online.

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.

Job ID: R-27736


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