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Nike Director, Communications Algorithms Data Science in Beaverton, Oregon


  • Experience hiring and mentoring outstanding data scientists.

  • Experience developing strong cross-functional partnerships with engineering, product, analytic teams.

  • Experience communicating technical roadmaps to business leaders.

  • Expert knowledge in statistical and machine learning, including reinforcement learning, modeling.

  • Interest in deploying data science algorithms in a Marketing context.

  • Willingness to innovate and push the boundaries of data science capabilities.


We are looking for an experienced leader for our Communications Algorithms Data Science team. The Director of Communications Algorithms Data Science will lead a team of data scientists who are responsible for powering science capabilities (statistical modeling, machine learning including bandits, deep learning) across Nike’s marketing and messaging ecosystem! This includes implementing data science algorithms that ensure messages are relevant and timely for individual consumers to maximize Nike’s marketing and membership efforts. We are seeking a leader who can develop a results-oriented roadmap, collaborate with engineering and product partners, and mentor and guide their team to push the edges of data science.


In this role you will…

  • Hire, onboard, and lead talented data scientists.

  • Lead all aspects of the development of the science roadmap for communications algorithms that has an impact across Nike’s targeted communications.

  • Partner with data engineering, machine learning platform, and product teams to deploy communications algorithms impacting messages across Nike’s messaging ecosystem and evaluate results.

  • Partner with other data science teams to improve impact of the work and maintain highly aligned roadmaps.

  • Collaborate with the broader data science community within Nike.


You will be the leader of the Communications Algorithms team, reporting to the Sr Director of Communications Data Science. You will work closely with the Director of Audience Data Science to maximize the efforts of the Communications Data Science team. Communications Data Science works in partnership with the Marketing Engineering, Digital Product, Machine Learning Platform teams, Marketing Science, and multiple Global and Geo Marketing and Membership teams.

Communications Data Science is part of Nike’s Consumer Data Science team and Insights function. In addition, as a member of the broader data science team at Nike, you will participate in our data science labs, study groups, and team activities, and attend conferences.

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, protected veteran status, or disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.