Nike: Lead Android Engineer

Headquarters: Beaverton, Oregon

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.

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.
Open to remote work except in South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $112,600.00 in our lowest geographic market to $251,800.00 in our highest geographic market. Actual salary will vary based on a candidate's location, qualifications, skills and experience.



We are looking for a passionate, experienced and forward-thinking Senior Android Engineer to help lead the Mobile Platform, within Consumer Experience Engineering, who will help us to build premium, innovative native experiences for our flagship mobile apps for our consumers and store personnel globally. Our Android mobile applications are used in 22+ countries, and we serve 6M+ monthly unique users. The successful candidate is both deeply experienced with Android development and a technical leader who loves mentoring and coaching others, that thrives in a collaborative agile environment.


As part of this elite team, you will be working on our mission critical flagship mobile applications and mobile platform including Nike App and other flagship apps. You will be leading a group of passionate engineers to help us create consumer software and services used by all of Nike’s consumer mobile applications. As a technical leader, you’ll also be instrumental in driving our mobile technology vision forward and evangelizing mobile development and testing practices that drives Nike’s Digital transformation and growth strategies. This is a team that’s always on the offense, working on innovative solutions, building extraordinary experiences to serve Nike members around the globe.


  • 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.
  • Lead the breakdown of stories into technical design and implementation tasks and participate in sprint planning and other scrum ceremonies.
  • Drive for continuous improvement in performance, scalability, extensibility, reliability, and usability of features.
  • Work with application privacy and security teams to ensure the application is properly architected and maintained.
  • Provide strong technical leadership and mentorship to develop the capabilities of team members.
  • Develops a working knowledge of tertiary domains.
  • Exemplify how to write and review code and act on data feedback to decide what to build next.
  • Monitor and support health of mobile apps in production.
  • Ensures knowledge sharing within the team and across teams (e.g., internal presentations to large audiences, detailed blogs, and common inter-team resources).
  • Leverage agile methodology concepts for quality, delivery and continuous improvement.


  • 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.
  • 3+ years of professional experience developing consumer-facing Android applications.
  • Strong skills in team leadership.
  • Experience with profiling tools to identify inefficiencies and improve app stability is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams.
  • e-Commerce experience is a plus.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Well versed with Agile methodology.
  • Expert in Kotlin, JAVA, related modern Android frameworks and popular Android devices.
  • Expert understanding of Android SDK (Activity/Fragment Lifecycle, Services, Push, Location Services)
  • Experience developing, delivering, and supporting native Android applications by integrating REST APIs, push notifications and multithreaded experiences.
  • Deep understanding of multi-threading, memory management, networking, caching, performance optimization, localization, and security for Android applications.
  • Experience with modern Android build strategies, continuous integration, unit testing, test driven development and automated integration tests.
  • Deployment and UI testing the mobile app using Android emulators is a plus.

We are a highly agile group made up of small integrated product, design, and engineering teams. Our teams take features all the way from the drawing board to the consumer, partnering closely and continuously with a wide variety of hardware, software, and services teams. If what we need doesn’t exist, we make it from new user interfaces, frameworks, and services, to new teams and ways of working. To succeed with us you should be open-minded, thoughtful, collaborative and, above all, determined to produce great work for a global audience. If that sounds like you, get in touch.

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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