Technical Designer II, Catalyst Apparel

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 2 days 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.


We are looking for a Technical Designer II to join our Catalyst Apparel team. In this role, you will apply your advanced technical knowledge related to product fit, patternmaking and construction to provide our collaborators with exceptionally crafted apparel with Nike DNA.

You will interact with some of Nike’s top Catalysts (e.g. entertainers and a multitude of design collaborators), creating product that will be visible on different types of stages and platforms. A key part of this role is understanding the full scope of product creation from design concept to production, driving discussions to meet on-time delivery dates, leading the team with technical recommendations that serve our Catalysts and consumers and communicating issues or offering solutions in a fast-paced environment.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced professional who shows high capacity for and resistance to stress while making thoughtful decisions. They are an active listener, able to communicate effectively in varied settings and able to influence the team when needed, while demonstrating credibility and reliability. If you are organized and strategic with experience planning multiple seasons and priorities to deliver the best results, then this is the role for you. We are looking for someone who is optimistic, self-aware, embraces change, holds their decisions and actions accountable, will actively seek feedback to grow and develop, values and respects the opinions of their teammates and embraces the diversity of people, ideas and cultures.


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.


You will collaborate with Product Design, Graphic Design, Product Management, Apparel Wear Testing (AWT), Product Creation Centers (PCC), factories, material and trim partners in order to tailor the product to the specific athlete and consumer needs. This role will report to the Technical Design Director.


  • Minimum 2 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
  • Bachelor's degree in apparel design, textile science or relevant combination of education and experience
  • Strong problem solving, organization and communication skills
  • Experience interpreting design intent, offering alternative solutions, and acting as a technical resource
  • Experience writing product specs and construction standards instructions.
  • Experience 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)

Nike requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. As an equal opportunity employer, Nike will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.

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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