Senior Network Engineer

Nike Beaverton, OR
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February 2, 2023
Beaverton, OR

Senior Network Engineer (Beaverton, OR) onsite 1 year contract role

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, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.


We’re looking for a Senior Network Engineer, with the ability to work on Cisco Routing and Switching platforms as well as Velocloud SDWAN platforms. We will need a person with an ability to work in a fast-paced often changing environment, and a varied network engineering skillset. We are looking for a person who can lean in and support various Engineering pillars which could include Retail Edge Locations, Showrooms, Remote Offices, and much more.


  • Assist Implementation of infrastructure projects with teams across the globe. 
  • Execute technical and functional resolution or workaround to mitigate or restore infrastructure service disruptions. 
  • Provide a timely response and analysis to customers and team management 
  • Participate in break fix issues as well as on-call rotation and escalation response for network infrastructure issues. 
  • Work with Operational Management to assess impact and urgency of critical and/or impactful issues. 
  • Project/Initiative Coordination  
  • Assist in working with Operations and Vendors to identify and fulfil the best infrastructure solution based on business need. 
  • Communicate with requestors to ensure they are kept up to date with status. 
  • Coordinate with teams to complete work to completion.
  • Determine timelines to best fit business requirements.
  • Build and deploy new hardware stacks in our constantly growing footprint and presence globally
  • Develop and test new network architecture in response to business-driven requests for additional functionality
  • Serve as an escalation point for complex or impactful production support issues 
  • Help maintain production support processes and ensures that teams are following documented processes to resolve issues. 
  • Provide operational technical support across a variety of infrastructure and end user services, such as network troubleshooting and client troubleshooting; escalate as necessary and own the issues. 
  • Ensure standards are being followed 
  • Help on-boarding, coaching, mentoring, and training to ensure that we're building a winning team. 
  • Ensure that senior production support management is always informed of the status of initiatives, impactful issues, team health and needs. 
  • Stay connected with other teams to understand impacts of their changes, align on timing, and ensure adequate support handoff. 
  • Act as a business consultant where needed to resolve issues and provide information to other teams. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with operational managers and obtain 360 feedback. 
  • Participate in operational meetings as appropriate. 


You will work with the entirety of Nike! This team is responsible for Nike’s Network Infrastructure. From our HQ locations in each of our operating regions to our Global Distribution Footprint and Manufacturing plus Retail locations and Core foundational Network initiatives. This team is responsible for the design/implementation/support of these locations to ensure the business continues going 24x7 where needed. 



  • Current CCNA Route Switch Certification (additional CCNP certification is a plus)
  • 7+ years Network Engineering experience to include the following:  
  • Expert knowledge of Cisco platforms ISR/ASR, Catalyst Switching, ASA
  • Opening/managing RMA and TAC cases with Cisco. 
  • Cisco DNA Center
  • Expert knowledge of SDWAN platforms
  • Ticketing and work/project Systems (ServiceNow, Jira) 
  • L2/L3 switching
  • EIGRP/BGP/OSPF routing
  • Network Services
  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • Network Automation
  • Scripting Languages (Pyton/Perl – preferably Python)
  • API Integration
  • Familiartiy with Networking Tools/Platforms (Solarwinds, Devo)
  • Can speak, read and write English. 

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