Senior Technical Developer

Beaverton, Oregon


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Job Id: 59047

Senior Technical Developer
Our client is seeking a Senior Technical Developer to assist their organization in Beaverton, Oregon.

Senior Technical Developer
We’re looking for a Senior Technical Developer with expertise in Digital, construction and graphics to be part of our creative team within the Global Apparel Department.
This role is focused on our Cut and sew product.
The ideal candidate needs to be a highly creative problem solver, versatile and forward thinking.
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 athletes and consumers and communicating issues or offering solutions in a fast-paced environment.
Our ideal candidate is an active listener, able to communicate effectively in varied settings and able to influence the team when needed, while demonstrating credibility and reliability. 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.
You will create and update Tech Packs for our PCC (Product Creation Center) and factory partners including measurements, construction sketches, pattern correction images and proto comments. You will lead sample review sessions that are in 3D, track and request prototypes for your styles, manage and meet your calendar target dates, attend meetings that relate to your product’s development and communicate progress and challenges to your team as needed.

What You Will Work On
If this is you, you’ll be working with Design, Color, Product Integrity and Product Management teams bringing to life each unique Basketball style where you’ll then get to see your product on our consumers!
You will manage your assigned assets and work collaboratively with your cross functional partners on creative solutions and execution before creating protos and tech packs for our factories. You will review proto’s and approval samples taking the styles through the creation process and ensuring to meet gates and dates to ensure on-time production capability.

Who You Will Work With
This position is within a team of dedicated Technical Developers, while regularly partnering with Apparel Designers, Graphic Designers, Product Line Managers, Color and Product Integrity. It reports directly to the Technical Development Director.

Senior Technical Developer Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in apparel design, textile science or related field.
Two years additional product creation experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Minimum 2 years technical design/development 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 skills.
Experience interpreting design intent, offering alternative solutions, and acting as a technical resource.
Experience writing product specs and construction standards instructions.
Experience working on 3D software (CLO/Browzwear).
Experience working with factory vendors to ensure and improve manufacturability.
Ability to manage multiple projects.
Experience using Adobe Illustrator, CAD Pattern Design software (Optitex) highly desired.
Proficiency with MS Office programs.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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