Robert Anderson

Beaverton, OR, USA · (503) 720-6197 ·

I am experienced in developing both backend services and frontend experiences. I have a passion for devops and automation. I spend my days designing highly available, fault tolerant solutions for Nike's eCommerce platform in AWS.


Principal Engineer


I am building pipelines that automate build and deploy processes and enable cloud insfrastructure as code. My team builds the tools that enable Nike's devops transformation. I help design cloud native solutions for highly available, fault tolerant, and self healing systems.

April 2018 - Present

Expert Solutions Architect


Designed solution for piloting new PDP in AWS. Design solution for migration to new vendor for ratings and reviews, Q&A. Design solution for user generated content on PDP.

April 2017 - April 2018

Engineering Director


I lead and managed the frontend experience engineering group for Rearranged our project structure to simplify the build process. Added code coverage metrics to build process for both javascript and java in order to enforce higher coverage with each PR. Moved builds from teamcity to Jenkins.

July 2016 - April 2017

Software Engineering Manager


I lead and managed four agile scrum teams working on Brought and on platform. Catalog and prioritize tech debt in order to unlock key improvements in process for faster delivery of business value.

January 2015 - July 2016

Technical Lead


Migrate codebase from svn to git, establish new workflow, train devs. Migrate nike’s employee discount registration system from legacy platform to current platform and enhance it to support employees in Japan and China. Implement redesigned product detail page for Design and implement bot mitigation strategy for product launch on

June 2012 - January 2015

Lead Java Application Developer


I lead a team of java developers that built an event driven communication platform for all customer facing transactional emails, such as order confirmation, etc. In parallel, I wrote a tax calculator for ATG commerce platform to interface with Sabrix tax solution.

May 2011 - June 2012

Lead Application Developer


Automate build and deploy process. Automate provisioning development environments. Manage source control in svn. Define branching and merging strategy.

January 2003 - May 2011


San Francisco State University

Bachelor of Arts
Broadcasting & Electronic Communication Arts - Video Production
Class Of 1997

Foothill High School

Tustin, CA
Class Of 1992


Programming Languages & Tools
  • High availability
  • Fault tolerance
  • DevOps automation
  • Infrastructure as code


I really enjoy geeking out with some new-to-me technology, and can often be found doing so late into the night or on the weekend. When I'm not geeking out, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Traci, and two kids, Freddy and Lulu. In the Winter, I enjoy snowboarding with my kids. During the warmer months, I enjoy cycling, wakesurfing, and camping with my family. I also practice yoga year round.

Occasionaly, I've been known to play drums, guitar and ukulele, but I hesitate to call myself a musician. If you ever hear me play, you'll know why :)