Data Scientist Intern Nike

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.
Today, the opportunities for growth across Nike's business portfolio offer more potential than ever. Nike Finance employees play a key role in that progress by identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to drive value for every Nike shareholder. They manage accounting and reporting for Nike's multi-billion-dollar global investment portfolio, debt and equity instruments, and other Treasury activities. They strategize, forecast, audit, analyze, budget, research and lead important decisions. Across Nike's diverse geographies and businesses, Finance employees deliver far more than just the numbers.
At Nike, we are always on the offense, and we are looking for talented and energetic self-starters with a passion for analytics to join our new and quickly growing North America Analytics team. As a Data Scientist Intern, you will directly shape the future of advanced analytics at Nike by delving deeper into our data, gaining insights from it and presenting recommendations to senior leaders. You will also learn how to lead high-visibility cross-functional projects and implementation of capabilities such as predictive analytics tools and solutions, data visualization, and building an analytics platform. You will work on high visibility relevant, influential questions and opportunities that will help Nike surpass its aggressive growth targets.
As a Data Science Intern, you will collaborate with a team of data scientists and business analytics managers to enhance and execute high-impact advanced analytics solutions across the North America organization. You will employ advanced data modeling and forecasting techniques to explore strategic business opportunities and to prescribe actionable recommendations to leverage those opportunities. You will also play a pivotal role in elevating our advanced analytics solutions. Ideal candidates will have a strong academic background as well as technical skills including applied statistics, machine learning, data mining, and software development. Familiarity working with large-scale datasets and big data techniques is preferred.
The role is perfect for a team player with very strong advanced analytics experience, drive, curiosity, and exceptional communication skills. You know how to rise above the numbers and explain the essential insights to business users, and you instinctively minimize complexity to focus on results. While you rely on data to prove your point, you love to think outside the box and solve problems creatively. You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, and you are excited by the challenge of building something from the ground up.794509
Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD degree program in a quantitative degree (Statistics, Economics, Advanced Analytics, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Decision Sciences, Computer Science, etc.)
Strong technical and analytical skillset (R, Python, SQL, Tableau, Predictive Analytics, Forecasting, Machine Learning etc.)
Proven ability to sift through data, identify critical information, develop hypotheses, perform rigorous analyses, and make recommendations to broader audiences
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including superior presentation skills
Prior experience synthesizing and packaging complex analyses and delivering results to non-technical audiences including senior leadership teams
Demonstrated ability to use data to influence strategic decision making
Applications due by Feb. 13, 2017

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