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Footwear Knitting Programmer I (Flyknit)

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.

Global Footwear Product Creation

The first spark of a product idea sets the Nike, Inc. Footwear Product Creation team into motion. The team of footwear developers, testers, engineers and designers strive for product excellence. They obsess over shoes, while collaborating, ideating and refining the product’s construction, fit and style. They use groundbreaking advancements in technology and sustainable design to accelerate innovation. And they work lockstep with Merchandising, Design, Manufacturing and others to produce the final result: products that reflect the soul of sport and inspire athletes to reach new levels of performance.




Treats others with respect. Always.

Maintain collaborative working relationships both within your function and across functions.

Be willing to work effectively in ambiguous situations.

Actively participate within the team by sharing information and suggestions when appropriate.

Be a positive influence on your team.

Deliver on your commitments.

Be comfortable and approachable in casual conversations.

Written communication is concise and conveys intended message.


Make fact-based decisions with understanding of the impact across the business.

Is accountable for contribution to project team.


Contribute special expertise.

Acts with integrity

Be coachable

Commitment to personal growth and development

Demonstrates brand passion


Minimum 2 years relevant knitwear handling and programming experience.


Bachelors degree or minimum of 2 years relevant experience.

minimum m1+ basic, shima apex basic or equivalentknitwear cad system preferred.


Project capacity: minimum 1 project per calendar year.

category relationship: build a productive connection with the category team.

understanding of asia: gain knowledge of program expectations from our asia partners.

apply knowledge of footwear construction: gain competency and understanding of footwear manufacturing technology

oversight needed: take direction on project work from programming and category leads

Technical skills

Programming best practices: basic understanding.

program quality: basic understanding of the requirements needed in a program released to asia and the impact of defects.

machine handling best practices: basic understanding of best practices around machine set up and adjustments.

have the ability to create a flyknit upper from concept to rfc with support from the team when needed.

Leadership requirements


Other requirements

Travel  up to 10% of the time.

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.

Job ID 11718

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