Computational Designer II - NXT Digital Innovation

Nike Nike Employer:
Beaverton, OR, USLocation:
Thu, Apr 14 '22Posted on:

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 innovators. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Innovation is oxygen for NIKE, Inc., and the company depends on its talented, global workforce to breathe originality and curiosity into everything they do. The Nike Advanced Innovation team strives for lighter, faster, bigger, smarter, smaller, more efficient, more sustainable and more personal. They imagine, research, analyze and invent the next industry-changing technology to advance athletic performance. In roles that span research, design, materials and manufacturing, the Advanced Innovation team looks to the future and focuses on making the seemingly impossible, possible!

Who we are looking for

The NXT Digital Innovation team provides a competitive advantage to our creation teams by fueling product innovation and craft. To accomplish this, we use the power of innovative technologies, skills and services. We are seeking a Computational Designer II who has a strong design portfolio, expertise in 2D and 3D product design and computational design software, and experience in footwear product design is a benefit. 

Who we are looking for

As our Computational Designer II, you'll work with the footwear design team to identify new digital capabilities, design products and streamline product design, development and manufacturing. You’ll apply your expertise of 2D and 3D software design tools to help design and build great product. You have a solid understanding of computational design standard methodologies. You are also familiar with advanced digital skills and understand how to integrate them with footwear product creation best practices. In your portfolio of work, you should have clear examples of how you’ve worked on key product lines with complex design requirements. You’ll collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams and participate in the creation of best-in-class product.

What you'll work on

  • Work hands-on to digitally design products using industry standard 2D and 3D software technologies.
  • Multi-task and concurrently complete several products.
  • Partner on the product lifecycle process with the Design, Development and Engineering organizations.
  • Collaborate with NXT (Nike Innovation) and Product Creation partners to drive towards process and technology change.
  • Participate on multiple interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Clearly communicate project status and manage priorities.
  • Ensure all deliverables are of the highest quality.
  • Work in an independent fashion, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate effectively in difficult situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including meeting facilitation and making persuasive presentations.

What you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Architecture, Gaming, Industrial Design or Computer Science, or a combination of relevant experience, education, and training
  • Consistent track record of successfully launched projects that demonstrate complex design solutions
  • 5+ years’ experience using 2D and 3D design software
  • Experience in computational design or advanced CAD design
  • Experience in footwear product design preferred
  • experience 3D printing solutions and machine/material offering
  • Expert skills with Rhino, Grasshopper, Rendering tools and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop).
  • Ability to develop simple and elegant solutions to complex design problems
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a multi-disciplinary team; communicate and influence throughout organizations
  • Organized, able to act independently, and switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Can work with grace under pressure
  • Intermediate skills with either Maya, Houdini, Cinema 4D, or Zbrush
  • Intermediate-level skills with Python or C#.
  • Experience with using Robotics, 3D printing and digital fabrication a plus.

Nike, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

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.



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