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*********************** Data Curator Become a Part of the Nike Team As our Data Curator, you will support the new Athena computational knowledge engine that centralizes the Nike Sport Research Laboratory (NSRL) data and makes it accessible to researchers. The Data Curator will work closely with technical staff across the NSRL and with senior scientists to ensure the Athena system incorporates new data generated by the lab and otherwise remains up to date. The person in this role must be capable of operate and support new information technologies in the research lab and helping to establish a long-term data management vision. This role will work as a leader, not only of a variety of consultants and contributors in an on-shore/off-shore model, but also of the projects assigned. You will be the Athena curator and owner and will be key in leading databases update, technical data translation among different file formats, test data quality, data files clean and reformat, and assess and implement related data requests from NSRL research staff. Interest and experience in the latest methodologies goes a long way here and we're looking for people who are passionate about the world of value-driven solution delivery. You'll get to work alongside truly talented people and help them enhance their performance by promoting collaboration and innovation. Nike does more than outfit the world's best athletes. We are a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries, and push out the edges of what can be. We're looking for people who can grow, think, dream and create. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination. We seek achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it's about bringing what you have to a challenging and constantly evolving game. If you're the one for this role, you'll be joining the Nike Tech organization. Nike Tech brings together technology and process expertise into one streamlined, consumer- and customer-oriented team. We deliver one-stop, integrated process and technology solutions that enable Nike, Inc.'s businesses and brands worldwide. Our focus is on providing lean solutions that eliminate waste, maximize customer value, and drive profitable business growth. As our Data Curator, you'll bring the following: * Passion for data * Success in data management processes such as bulk data processing, data exchange with other databases, and new version releases. * Competence with tools and methodologies for computationally centered, data-driven research (data mining, visualization, etc.). * Successfully work on a day-to-day basis with the NSRL team to ensure that our biomechanical, and operational data are being accurately represented in our applications. * Hands on in developing and maintaining tools/codes for day-to-day extraction, curation and management of biomechanical data * Experience, interest and adaptability to working in a fast pace delivery environment * Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills * Experience in formulate validation strategies and methods to ensure accurate and reliable data * Commitment to work with the data-mining group to develop new methods of data extraction and data mining. * Passion for supporting NSRL Team in understanding and processing the data in our system. * Passion and competency for mentoring, growing and developing the skills of other analysts and team members In addition to those general role responsibilities, you'll need some specific experience and have some specific accountabilities, including: * 5+ years of Mathematica programming language experience * Strong Leadership identity required * Strong communication skills required * Strong knowledge od statistics * Knowledge of SQL is a plus * Knowledge about the RDBMS (relational database management system) * Familiarity with biomechanics is a plus * Other programming languages is a plus To make it clear, we're not looking for just anyone. We're looking for someone special, someone who had these experiences and clearly demonstrated these skills: * BSc/MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or other relevant subject area * Experience working as a System Analyst on multiple projects and business functions * Strong business acumen to quickly learn new techniques processes and understand how Athena needs to support the NSRL * Proven ability to pull a diverse group of individuals with different goals together and facilitate productive discussions * Comfortable working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment * Flexible, ability to deal with ambiguity, and a demonstrated desire for continuous personal growth * Demonstrated leadership capability, including ability to motivate and mentor others within work group * Ability to work with onshore/offshore teams, and communicate using virtual communication tools (phone, conferencing, online meeting) * Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively communicate with both business and technical IT teams Still Interested? To ensure that we continue to hire competent, ethical and trustworthy individuals, all candidates must successfully complete a thorough background investigation prior to receiving any offer of employment from Nike. Have we piqued your interest? Good, then a generous benefits package will only sweeten the deal. We offer a stock purchase plan, 401(k), a casual work environment, and a host of other perks we don't have room to mention here. Individuals should send email to job-market at wolfram.com if interested.