Lead Mobile Engineer (Remote Option*)

By | October 10, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Lead Mobile Engineer (Remote Option*)

Salary : $145000 per year

Company : Nike

Location : Remote US

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

NIKE is a technology company. From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to developing products managing big data and providing leading edge engineering and systems support our teams at NIKE Global Technology exist to revolutionize the future at the confluence of tech and sport. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world and then give them the support to constantly innovate iterate and serve consumers more directly and personally. Our teams are innovative diverse multidisciplinary and collaborative taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.


We are looking for a passionate experienced and forward-thinking Lead Android Engineer to be part of Mobile Commerce Organization who will help us to build premium innovative native experiences for our flagship mobile apps for our consumers and store personnel globally. Our Android mobile applications are used in 22+ countries and we serve 6M+ monthly unique users. The successful candidate is both deeply experienced with Android development and a technical leader who loves mentoring and coaching others that thrives in a team agile environment.


As part of this elite team you will be working on our flagship mobile applications and mobile platform including Nike App and other flagship apps. You will be

leading a group of passionate engineers to help us create consumer software and services used by all of Nike’s consumer mobile applications. As a technical leader you’ll also be instrumental in driving our mobile technology vision forward and evangelizing mobile development and testing practices that drives Nike’s Digital transformation and growth strategies. This is a team that’s always on the offense working on innovative solutions building extraordinary experiences to serve Nike members around the globe.


  • Lead squad of dedicated engineers for the technical development and delivery of elegant and intuitive app features across development teams coordinating with business collaborators QE teams and other geo-graphically dispersed engineering teams.
  • Provide technical leadership in evaluation conceptualization design and development of features.
  • Lead the breakdown of stories into technical design and implementation tasks and participate in sprint planning and other scrum ceremonies.
  • Drive for continuous improvement in performance scalability extensibility reliability and usability of features.
  • Work with application privacy and security teams to ensure the application is properly architected and maintained.
  • Provide strong technical leadership and mentorship to develop the capabilities of team members.
  • Develops a working knowledge of tertiary domains.
  • Exemplify how to write and review code and act on data feedback to decide what to build next.
  • Monitor and support health of mobile apps in production.
  • Ensures collaboration within the team and across teams (e.g. internal presentations to large audiences detailed blogs and common inter-team resources).
  • Leverage agile methodology concepts for quality delivery and continuous improvement.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering Information Systems or similar field or relevant combination of professional experience education and training.
  • 8+ years software engineering experience.
  • 2+ years of dynamic experience leading teams including motivating and technical mentoring of other team members.
  • 3+ years of professional experience developing consumer-facing Android applications.
  • Strong skills in team leadership.
  • Experience with profiling tools to identify inefficiencies and improve app stability is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively connect with both business and technical teams.
  • e-Commerce experience is a plus.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced results-oriented environment.
  • Well versed with Agile methodology.

For Android skillset

  • Expert in Kotlin JAVA related modern Android frameworks and popular Android devices.
  • Expert understanding of Android SDK (Activity/Fragment Lifecycle Services Push Location Services)
  • Experience developing delivering and supporting native Android applications by integrating REST APIs push notifications and multithreaded experiences.
  • Deep understanding of multi-threading memory management networking caching performance optimization localization and security for Android applications.
  • Experience with modern Android build strategies continuous integration unit testing test driven development and automated integration tests.
  • Deployment and UI testing the mobile app using Android emulators is a plus.

For iOS skillset

  • Expert in Swift related modern iOS frameworks and popular iOS devices. Objective-C experience is a plus.
  • Experience developing delivering and supporting native iOS applications by integrating REST APIs push notifications and multithreaded experiences.
  • Solid foundation around software engineering fundamentals object-oriented programming MVC architecture and iOS design patterns.
  • Deep understanding of multi-threading memory management networking caching performance optimization localization and security for iOS applications.
  • Experience with modern iOS build strategies continuous integration unit testing test driven development static analysis and automated integration tests.
  • Experience with Xcode profiling tools to identify and improve app performance is a plus.

We are a highly agile group made up of small integrated product design and engineering teams. Our teams take features all the way from the drawing board to the consumer partnering closely and continuously with a wide variety of hardware software and services teams. If what we need doesn’t exist we make it from new user interfaces frameworks and services to new teams and ways of working. To succeed with us you should be open-minded thoughtful collaborative and above all determined to produce great work for a global audience. If that sounds like you get in touch.

  • Remote Work Option – Open to remote work except cannot work in South Dakota Vermont and West Virginia. These candidates will be required to relocate.

For employees based in Colorado this position starts at $145000 per year. Information about benefits

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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