Sr. Developer, Footwear (Team Sports)

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21230 Portland, OR, US, 97201 Portland, OR, US, 97201

Company: Under Armour

Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.

Position Summary

Drive Footwear product development from brief to Confirm for Production (Buy ready).  In this role, you are responsible for building and supporting overall footwear cross-functional teams with the best in a class of fit & comfort, and performance, and creating world-class footwear.  Focus on the development through footwear best practices/standards, and find technical solutions, build at cost, project management, UA’s sustainability strategy, and inherence to product integrity via consumer satisfaction and UA’s Footwear requirements. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•    Use Project Management skills to actively lead and drive tech package generation.  Work closely with Asia counterparts, in pattern engineering, design, and marketing, to help facilitate the tech package process.  Clearly and concisely document the project process from origination through completion
•    Effectively communicates with Asia Liaison development, factory personnel, marketing, design, pricing, and production.  Understand the footwear manufacturing process and use this knowledge to better execute design concepts into production
•    Responsible for all aspects of projects in footwear systems.  
•    Drives the development of prototype products with the Asia development team
•    Serves as a coordinator between marketing, design, and outside contractors during the development process, monitoring progress through to finalization; acts as point person for all development-related communication.
•    Manages the fit and wear process with test managers, design, and Asia to make appropriate changes to the projects as needed.  Establishes and maintains performance guidelines for the categories managed ensuring product integrity for the Under Armour brand.
•    Maintains an open line of communication with production, marketing, and sourcing, to resolve performance and construction issues.  Tracks and understands production issues for future planning
•    Drives costing and margin initiatives and coordinates these efficiencies with the sourcing and marketing groups
•    Works with Product Line Manager (PLM) to determine sales sample needs and imputes development needs to production for (SMS) order processing. Expedites & monitors sales sample progress and alerts appropriate parties of delays when problems arise
•    Understands the product concept and is capable of presenting product features when necessary
•    Understand product and brand vision
•    Drives development timelines while assisting in the latest development project
•    Responsible for creating seasonal calendars and communicating timelines to Asia.  Maintains accountability for on-time -Prototype, -Sales sample, and -Production commercialization based on seasonal calendars   
•    Communicate defective returns and consumer feedback to product team members in Asia and HQ as well as manufacturing partners

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

•    Ability to manage multiple projects within overlapping seasons, and with a variety of time horizons.
•    Willingness to travel internationally
•    Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
•    Knowledge of footwear constructions, stitching, and assembly, material construction and properties, costing, pattern making, mold engineering, and bottom materials, lasts, embroidery, screen printing, welding, and other footwear manufacturing

Education And / Or Experience

•    Bachelor’s Degree (in Footwear/Textile Design, Technology, Merchandising, Engineering, Industrial/ Mechanical/or Chemical Engineering or a related field preferred)
•    8-10 years of experience

Other Requirements

•    Location: This individual must reside within commuting distance from our global headquarters in Baltimore, MD. 
•    Return To Work Designation: 3 days a week in-office, the remainder of the work week remote. 


•    Relocation may be provided up to a specified amount

At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore