Full Time Posted 7 days ago

We are looking for a dynamic, hands-on Director of Mechanical Engineering to join our team.

This role manages the Mechanical Engineering field and drives team and individual success that aligns with department, function, and project goals. The successful candidate will lead, coach, and develop their team members with an empathetic approach, enabling each individual to realize their full potential. This leader will foster opportunities for staff development, make hiring decisions, drive performance management, and recognize and reward individual achievement. They will clearly communicate goals and priority to focus the team and optimize efficiency. They will also develop a team structure that facilitates and enhances individual and team performance, built on a foundation of engineering excellence.

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of consumer electronics product development and champion process improvements, rigorous documentation, and standard methodologies across the Mechanical Engineering subject area.


In this role you will work with Engineers, Designers, Innovators, and other experts to create innovative, connected products and experiences. You’ll work with product teams to serve as a mechanical engineering expert and resource to enable innovation and inline product creation. You’ll use concept sketches, engineering design files, and other communication methods to assure clear understanding of technological capabilities and limitations of mechanical systems and manufacturing methods.

You will create specifications and quotation documentation in order to lead external professional services firms and factories, both domestic and international, to create prototypes, proof-of-concepts, and product concepts for the product development team!

You will also be accountable for remaining connected with pioneering innovations across the materials, manufacturing, and mechanical design industry; sharing technology innovations with team members and partners across the company.


You will collaborate with the Director of Engineering for Nike Smart Systems and manage a team of mechanical engineers. Your peers are project and field leads across Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Firmware Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Sustaining Engineering. You will regularly work with leaders and contributors within Design, Reliability Enginering, Program Management, Operations and Manufacturing. You will also collaborate across the broader Innovation organization, including Footwear Innovation, Apparel Innovation, Materials Innovation, Cushioning Innovation, and the Nike Sports Research Lab. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to collaborate globally with engineering partners and contract manufacturing teams.

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Director of Mechanical Engineering