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FW computational designer 1
at Nike

Nike is looking for a FW computational designer 1 to join its team in Portland, USA.

Location: Beaverton, OR, United States
Department: NXT digital innovation


The NXT digital innovation team provides a competitive advantage to our
creation teams by fuelling product innovation and craft. To accomplish this, we leverage the power of modern technologies, skillsets and services. We are seeking a FW computational designer 1 who has a strong design portfolio and demonstrated solid experience in computational design software-experience in footwear product design is a benefit. As our FW computational designer 1, you will work with the footwear design team to design products and streamline product design, development and manufacturing, leveraging computational design. You’ll use computational design tools to help design great product. You will have an understanding of computational design best practices in Rhino/Grasshopper. You also are familiar with advanced digital skills such as Maya and ZBrush. In your portfolio of work, you should have clear examples of how you’ve worked on products with complex design requirements. You’ll collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and participate in the creation of best-in-class product.


  • work hands-on to digitally design products leveraging industry standard
    computational design technologies
  • learn and take direction from senior computational designers on best
    practices and footwear design
  • multi-task and concurrently execute on several products
  • partner on the product lifecycle process with the design, development
    and engineering organisations
  • participate on multiple interdisciplinary project teams
  • clearly communicate project status and manage priorities with
    leadership input
  • ensure all deliverables are of the highest quality
  • work in an independent fashion, solve problems, make decisions,
    and communicate effectively in difficult situations
  • solid oral and written communication skills


Requirements for the position include:

  • bachelor’s degree in industrial design or architecture
  • in lieu of degree, two+ years’ of work experience in a similar role
  • several examples of successfully launched products that demonstrate
    complex product design solutions
  • at least two+ years’ experience using 2D and 3D design software
  • at least two+ years experience in computational design or advanced CAD design
  • ability to develop simple and elegant solutions to complex design problems
  • ability to collaborate as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • must be organised, able to act independently as well as take direction, and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment
  • can work with grace under pressure
  • intermediate skills with Rhino, Grasshopper and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • intermediate skills with Maya, Zbrush
  • entry-level skills with Python or similar

We are interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online.

Nike, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

Job: innovation
Primary location: US-OR-Portland
Organisation: NXT
Schedule: full-time
Travel: yes, 5% of the time
Recruiter: Chris Hopkins
Drug screen required: no
Band (do not edit): l
Background check required: yes
Non-compete required: yes
Relocation Available: yes

Please submit your applications, using the ‘apply’ link below.

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