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  • From: Jean Buck <jeanb at>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:04:58 -0500 (EST)
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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 
* 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 

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 if interested.

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