Senior Technical Developer

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted May 22, 2022
Category Product Development
Job Type Full-time


Senior Technical Developer
Posted: lululemon athletica

Salary: $105,100.00 - $157,680.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible

Minimum Education: None

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: 5243

Job Location(s)
1818 Cornwall Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1C7 Canada

Job Description
About this team:

Imagine Design is the Architect of a product, and Product Development is the Engineer. From concept through to pre-production stage, Product Development is the front-line regarding communication with the finished goods vendor base, launching sketches, requesting sampling, fitting product and keeping an accurate data library of the life cycle of a product. Product Development is a truly cross functional working group that pivot to partners such as Design, Concept, Fit, Quality, Merchandising, Finished Goods Sourcing, Raw Materials and Go To Market operations to deliver a commercially ready product to our buying teams.

A day in the life

The Senior Technical Developer at lululemon creates world class athletic & lifestyle apparel that is acknowledged as leading in innovation, design, function, fit and quality. Under the mentorship & partnership of the TD, Senior TD, PD Manager, and PD Director; you develop the line from tech pack hand-off to the production of garments.

• Responsible for prototype management, style number & colorway creation

• Maintain data integrity in Flex PLM

• Organize daily work-flow that adheres to GTM deliverables & development timelines

• Develop and create tech packs in Flex PLM to communicate requirements for Design aesthetic, fit, and construction engineering

• Manage the product class seasonal costing excellence by advising on material choices & yield, construction methods, & vendor suitability while maintaining lululemon quality standards

• Measure and review proto samples based on submitted tech pack

• Lead fittings & presentations: Measure, evaluate fit sample submit (construction, execution), present style history, advise required fit and construction corrections discussed for assigned styles

• Ensure construction and fit consistency across product class according to established brand guidelines

• Spec and analyze garments to determine compliance of measurements, workmanship, construction direction, and maintain fit intent

• Analyze and communicate the outcome of fittings and construction reviews with cross functional and vendor partners

• Lead vendor & cross-functional relationships through effective email correspondence, in-person meetings, and plan onsites


• 4 Year BA Degree with focused training in Technical Design, Patternmaking or relevant experience

• Proficiency in MS office (Excel/Word/Outlook), Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop)

• 8 - 10 years minimum industry experience (preferably within the Technical Design and/or Patternmaking Departments)

• 3+ years experience with Flex PLM or similar PLM software

• Familiarity or proficiency with Gerber Pattern Making and/or 3D software (CLO, Browzwear) is an asset

• Exposure to International production; Domestic production would be an asset

• Experience working directly with Pattern Engineers (Internal and Overseas)

• Knowledge of garment construction methods in multiple fabrications (woven, knit, & engineered knits) and product categories

*Comprehensive benefits package including extended medical, dental, disability, & RRSP matching and performance based bonus available. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and support in relocation costs for qualified candidates not residing in Vancouver. The employee is eligible for performance based salary increases & bonuses.

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