Socks Senior Technical Developer

Portland Oregon
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description
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, Inc. 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.
DescriptionAs our Socks Senior Technical Developer, you will drive the product creation process from initial concept through fit approval for assigned styles. You will ensure on time development according to critical dates, product specification, sustainability, performance, and profitability goals. You will collaborate with Design, Execution Development, Product Management and Manufacturing, to effectively execute on product development goals and deliverables. Creating and revising appropriate documentation or other information for assigned products; ensuring all development documentation is maintained including product specs and prototype notes.You will track prototyping for products; identifying and addressing key issues and challenges in construction, quality, costing and manufacturing to deliver proven and tested product. You will monitor and communicate progress and challenges throughout the product testing process to meet product integrity requirements. You will be a mentor to the Execution Development team advising on Construction solutions, Yarn impact, and Fit evaluations. You will help in defining process and process change to ensure best practices are achieved. Solving for complex problems and taking a new perspective on existing solutions. You will keeps abreast of market trends, category goals; new technology and consumer needs throughout the development process and engage appropriately to ensure projects are completed within corporate guidelines and goals for all facets of product creation.Essential KnowledgeMinimum 5 years’ experience in the development and commercialization of sock-specific product, preferably in the Sports Performance category, including extensive knowledge and understanding of, but not limited to, the following:
Textile and sock factory production processes
Sock knitting machines (single and double cylinder), needle counts and gauges
Sock knitted fabric construction and analysis
Sock R&D and the ability to interpret brand innovation and seasonal design concepts and bring it to commercialization (“Buy Ready” state)
Sock NAHM sizing methodology and standards
Sock Quality Assurance and factory Quality Control processes to facilitate the creation and implementation of graded standards
Sock costing
Sock Testing including, but not limited to, athlete wear testing
Strong knowledge of the characteristics of fibers (natural, synthetic, and elastomeric) and yarn formation (spinning / coloration / finishing applications) and their interaction within a single fabric
Strong understanding of yarn counting systems
QualificationsBachelor’s degree in Textile and Knitwear Technology
Creative problem-solving skills
Exceptional English skills. Experience working with a multi-national company and communicating with those for whom English is not a first language
Ability to create and maintain technical packages including, but not limited to, Bill of Materials, Spec. Sheets, Size Charts, and Costing
Strong project management skills, with a focus on meeting key milestone gates and dates as outlined in the development calendar
Strong team player
Ability to lead and mentor others
Ability to travel 10%, including internationally
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 00413270