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Technical Developer II

Technical Developer II

Portland | Oregon | United States

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 Developer 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. You will also be responsible for print development. Collaborate with design, product management, merchandising, PCC , materials and manufacturing, to effectively execute on product development & fit goals deliverables.

You will also create and revise Tech Pack for assigned styles and ensure all appropriate development documentation is maintained including product specs and prototype notes. In addition, the Technical Developer II will execute fit and construction standards for a category 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 plans accordingly to deliver validated and tested product. Monitor and communicate progress and challenges throughout the product testing process to meet product integrity requirements.

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Experience on sublimated print development is a bonus.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects. Must be a self-starter.
  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator and CAD Pattern Design software (Optitex/CLO) highly desired. Proficiency with MS Office programs.
  • 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.

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