Senior Technical Designer– Global Sports Apparel (Multiple Positions)

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 18 hours ago
Full time

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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, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

The first spark of a product idea sets the NIKE, Inc. Product team into motion. The team of developers, testers, engineers, designers and managers obsess over Nike’s iconic silhouettes and create groundbreaking new styles. They collaborate, ideate and refine products’ construction, fit and materials. They maintain a keen understanding of consumer and market trends. They skillfully operate at the intersection of buyer needs, technical feasibility and business objectives. 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.

(Multiple Positions)


The Senior Technical Designer owns the fit and construction from initial concept through to commercialization and production for assigned styles to lead to on time delivery and development according to critical dates, product specification, and sustainability, performance, and profitability goals.

The Senior Technical Designer will create and revise Tech Packs for assigned styles and ensure all appropriate development documentation is maintained including product specs and prototype notes. In addition, the Senior Technical Designer will drive and execute fit and construction standards for a team or product group to ensure consistency. You will track and facilitate prototyping for styles; identify and address key issues and challenges in construction/manufacturing and plan accordingly to deliver proven and tested product. You will monitor and communicate progress and challenges throughout the product testing process to meet product integrity requirements.

The Senior Technical Designer keeps abreast of market trends, team goals, new technologies and consumer needs throughout the development process and engages appropriately to ensure projects are completed within corporate guidelines and goals for all facets of product creation. Additionally the Senior Technical Designer acts as a technical resource to others and lead initiatives through high energy and positive influence.

The role supports Global Sports Apparel (GSA).The GSA delivers all of Nike’s athlete, league and team apparel, for Promo and Retail.


In this role you will also be responsible for the Technical Design of assigned styles product. Working with Design, Product Management and PCC on tailoring the product to the specific consumer needs.


The Senior Technical Designer will collaborate with Design, Product Management, Product Creation Centers (PCC), Materials and Manufacturing partners Domestic and Overseas, to effectively execute on product development & fit goals deliverables.

  • Bachelor's degree in apparel design, textile science or related field
  • Or, Additional product creation experience
  • 5+ years technical design experience in the apparel industry, which includes the apparel development process from inception through production including pattern making, grading, construction, materials, costing, manufacturing and quality
  • Strong problem solving, organization and communication skills
  • Experience interpreting design intent, offering alternative solutions, and acting as a technical resource
  • Expert in writing product specs and construction standards instructions.
  • Proficient working with factory vendors to ensure and improve manufacturability
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator, CAD Pattern Design software (Optitex) and 3D software (Clo/Browzwear) highly desired
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time (domestic and international)
  • Must haves: years of experience, education, professional/functional credentials and certifications (for leveling), physical requirements (e.g., “ability to lift…”), and any country-specific items required by local laws (check with your local legal partners)

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.

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