Technical Designer II, Women's Running

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 27 days ago
Full time

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, 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.


The Technical Designer II coordinates 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!

In this position, you will also build and revise Tech Pack for styles assigned to them and ensure all appropriate development documentation is maintained including product specs and prototype notes. As the Technical Designer II, you will be the facilitator of fit and construction standards for a team or product group to ensure consistency. You will track and drive prototyping for styles; identify and address key issues and challenges in construction/manufacturing and plans accordingly to deliver validated and tested product.

Additionally, you will serve as a connector to share and communicate progress and challenges throughout the product testing process to meet product integrity requirements.

If you enjoy staying on top of market trends, being a driver of team goals, learning and implementing new technologies and keeping consumer needs at the heart of the development process, these positions will be appealing to you! You will also be tasked with engaging appropriately to ensure projects are completed within corporate guidelines and goals for all facets of product creation.


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


The Technical Designer II will collaborate with Design, Product Management, Product Creation Centers, materials and manufacturing, to successfully drive product development & fit goal results.


-  Bachelor's degree in apparel design, textile science or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience and training

-  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

-  Strong problem solving, organization and communication and interpersonal 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 lead 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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