Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area. It is one of the world's largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment, with revenue in excess of US$24.1 billion in its fiscal year 2012 (ending May 31, 2012). As of 2012, it employed more than 44,000 people worldwide. In 2014 the brand alone was valued at $19 billion, making it the most valuable brand among sports businesses.
The company was founded on January 25, 1964, as Blue Ribbon Sports, by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, and officially became Nike, Inc. on May 30, 1971. The company takes its name from Nike (Greek Νίκη, pronounced [nǐːkɛː]), the Greek goddess of victory. Nike markets its products under its own brand, as well as Nike Golf, Nike Pro, Nike+, Air Jordan, Air Force 1, Nike Dunk, Foamposite, Nike Skateboarding, and subsidiaries including Brand Jordan, Hurley International and Converse. Nike also owned Bauer Hockey (later renamed Nike Bauer) between 1995 and 2008, and previously owned Cole Haan and Umbro. In addition to manufacturing sportswear and equipment, the company operates retail stores under the Niketown name. Nike sponsors many high-profile athletes and sports teams around the world, with the highly recognized trademarks of "Just Do It" and the Swoosh logo.
Nike's world headquarters are surrounded by the city of Beaverton, but are within unincorporated Washington County. The city attempted to forcibly annex Nike's headquarters, which led to a lawsuit by Nike, and lobbying by the company that ultimately ended in Oregon Senate Bill 887 of 2005. Under that bill's terms, Beaverton is specifically barred from forcibly annexing the land that Nike and Columbia Sportswear occupy in Washington County for 35 years, while Electro Scientific Industries and Tektronix receive the same protection for 30 years.
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What kind of jobs Nike hires contractors for and what’s involved?
Nike offers variety of opportunities for contractors/temps. Few jobs titles are mentioned below:
Test/QA Automation Developer:
Creating test plan, risk analysis, resource estimations, resource allocations, test schedule, test estimation & test cases. Perform testing including smoke, integration, functional, sanity, cross browser compatibility and database testing. Regression testing across the application with different iterations whenever possible. Iterations typically span between 2-4 days. Perform automation of application in data driven framework using the QTP. Execution of scripts using data driven tests, check points, synchronization and batch files.
Contract Rates: $40-50/hr on W2
As a Java Application Engineer use your technical development expertise to create best-of-breed software products that enable its Product Design, Innovation, Merchandising, Planning and Manufacturing businesses. Utilize your background in software engineering to work in our fast paced and dynamic environment. Collaborate with other technical engineers, business system analysts, quality engineers and architects as well as its business partners to design, develop and deliver software that meet and exceed expectations both from a functional and non-functional perspective.
Contract Rates: $40-55/hr on W2
Assist in the development of return on investment frameworks and financial models across the portfolio and impacts to long range planning.
Participate in analysis that aid sin the decision making process and helps drive operational expense prioritization which will require thorough data analysis and scenario planning
Participate in the digital commerce portfolio optimization strategy.
Collaborate in developing its membership modeling and lifetime value analysis with key business partners.
Actively interpret and review financial results with leadership, including trends/issues and opportunities, to drive actionable responses
Contract Rates: $45-50/hr on W2