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Nike Principal Business Architect in Beaverton, Oregon


To rock this job, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Business or a related field

  • 5+ years’ experience preferred in performing the responsibilities of business architecture, capability planning/management, or similar experiences; overall 8-10 years of professional experience preferred

  • Large enterprise experience

  • Demonstrated track record of leading within complex organizations requiring strong influence management skills - ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix environment

  • Strong facilitation skills and experience in handling senior stakeholder relationship, partnership and interactions

  • Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills with ability to facilitate strategic business strategy, capability and architecture conversations with all stakeholders (management, business users, and technology resources)

  • Self-starter with high motivation and passion who thrives in an ever-changing, fast-paced business environment with the ability to adapt to change

  • Strong leadership, confidence, and influencing skills. High level of executive presence.

  • Strong understanding of Agile driven development, Product model & bias towards action

If you’re ready to innovate and lead in the Business Architecture space, join Nike’s Enterprise Architecture & Platforms organization! You will be part of an organization that is revolutionizing Nike technology platforms and architecting a technology landscape that is simplified, modern, flexible and will ultimately enable Nike on its journey into 2020 and beyond.

The Business Architecture team will partner and engage with business and technology leaders across all the business functions within the enterprise in planning, creating, and maintaining a capability model that is aligned to the overall company and functional strategies to ensure that the people, process, data insights/information, and technology opportunities are accurately gathered and planned for short, medium and long-term execution.

As a Principal Business Architect, you will be part of a strategic team focused on aligning strategic objectives with tactical demands. You will deliver a blueprint of the enterprise that provides a common understanding of the capabilities required to run the business.

This role will engage, collaborate and partner with various functional business leaders, technical leaders and executive stakeholders to understand long and short-term business strategies, assess current & target capability maturity as input into prioritization and investment decisions, provide thought leadership and engage in proactive business capability planning to enable our strategic business priorities, intended business outcomes and values. This role will also be responsible for continuing to establish the practice of Business Architecture within Nike and will bring broad experiences in driving quality & consistency across business architecture methodology and deliverables enterprise wide.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drives and facilitates the right discussions with business leaders to identify business capabilities in relation to current and future business objectives

  • Create and maintain business capability, data, process and technology inventories. Work with multiple capability and functional teams to gather and document the structure of Nike’s business and technology landscape.

  • Lead, build, handle, enhance business capability model along maturity / optimization framework to drive enablement of the longer-term roadmap

  • Partner in the strategic planning process by providing input to the scope definition of strategic initiatives leveraging capabilities, creating capability heatmaps to provide visibility to impacts, dependencies, overlaps and opportunities. Key Deliverables include (but not limited to): Capability Model, Capability Heatmaps, Capability Maturity Assessments, Capability Impact Assessments, Capability Health Assessments & Capability Roadmaps

  • Works closely with Domain & Solution architects to deliver business architecture outputs needed for End to End Architecture & Solution Architecture deliverables

  • Presents recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely and is able to focus on key points to portray the intended message or purpose

  • Advocate and drive adoption of “best practices” to ensure standardization of business architecture outputs across the enterprise

  • Takes an active role in enterprise portfolio investment strategies by assessing and rationalizing proposed enterprise capabilities

  • Business thinking and highly strategic in order to provide practical recommendations that align with corporate strategy

  • Effectively handle priorities, deliverables and timelines with little need for escalation

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.