Nike Technical Developer II- GFA in Portland, Oregon

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, 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 Apparel Product Creation team into motion. The team of apparel developers, testers, engineers and designers strive for product excellence. They obsess over Nike’s iconic silhouettes and create groundbreaking new styles. They collaborate, ideate and refine products’ construction, fit and materials. They use cutting-edge advancements in technology and sustainable design to accelerate innovation. 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.

Description

As our Technical Developer II for GFA Licensed, you will be responsible for developing Asset specific product to commercialization and production for assigned styles. In this role you will lead on time development and delivery according to critical dates, product specification, sustainability, performance, and profitability goals. You will collaborate with Design, Product Management, the Product Creation Centers (PCC), Materials, Trims, Color, PI, and Manufacturing, to effectively execute on product development & commercialization deliverables.

You will create and revise tech packs for assigned styles and ensure all appropriate development documentation is maintained including product specs and sample comments. As our Technical Developer you will own a range of products for your assigned assets, including print and graphic executions. You will facilitate and track sampling; identify and mitigate key issues and challenges from concept through development; build and maintain relationship with chassis team to track style details, fit, construction, and overall chassis status.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in apparel design, pattern making, textile science or related field

  • Two years additional product creation experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • 2+ years technical development experience in the apparel industry, which includes the apparel development process from inception through production (pattern making, grading, construction, materials, costing, manufacturing and quality)

  • Knowledge of graphic applications including but not limited to sublimation printing, screen printing, embroidery, heat transfers, and woven patches

  • Strong problem solving, organizational, calendar, process, and communication skills

  • Range of soft skills including but not limited to influencing and decision making, proactive/works on own initiative, and comfortable with change and ambiguity

  • Experience interpreting design intent, offering alternative solutions, and acting as a technical resource

  • Experience working with factory vendors to ensure and improve manufacturability

  • Ability to manage multiple projects

  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator and MS Office programs

  • PCX and 3D/Digital (Browzwear) experience highly desired

  • Previous licensed experience would be highly desired

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time (domestic and international)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in apparel design, pattern making, textile science or related field

  • Two years additional product creation experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • 2+ years technical development experience in the apparel industry, which includes the apparel development process from inception through production (pattern making, grading, construction, materials, costing, manufacturing and quality)

  • Knowledge of graphic applications including but not limited to sublimation printing, screen printing, embroidery, heat transfers, and woven patches

  • Strong problem solving, organizational, calendar, process, and communication skills

  • Range of soft skills including but not limited to influencing and decision making, proactive/works on own initiative, and comfortable with change and ambiguity

  • Experience interpreting design intent, offering alternative solutions, and acting as a technical resource

  • Experience working with factory vendors to ensure and improve manufacturability

  • Ability to manage multiple projects

  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator and MS Office programs

  • PCX and 3D/Digital (Browzwear) experience highly desired

  • Previous licensed experience would be highly desired

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time (domestic and international)

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.

Job ID: 00397185

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Global Apparel Product Creation, Product Development