Sr. Developer, Footwear Development

Date: Jul 12, 2024

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

Company: Under Armour

Values & Innovation

At Under Armour, we are committed to empowering those who strive for more, and the company's values - Act Sustainably, Celebrate the Wins, Fight on Together, Love Athletes and Stand for Equality - serve as both a roadmap for our teams and the qualities expected of every teammate.


Our Values define and unite us, the beliefs that are the red thread that connects everyone at Under Armour. Our values are rallying cries, reminding us why we're here, and fueling everything we do.


Our pursuit of better begins with innovation and with our team's mission of being the best. With us, you get the freedom to go further - no matter your role. That means developing, delivering, and selling the state-of-the-art products and digital tools that make top performers even better.


If you are a current Under Armour teammate, apply to this position on the Internal Career Site Here. 

Purpose of Role

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 class of fit & comfort, performance, and create a 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. 

Your Impact

  • Displays a strong understanding of advanced concepts of blueprints, shell patterns, materials, footwear manufacturing, mold making, costing and product testing. 
  • Collaborates with design to drive the product creation process forward by maintaining and creating tech packages for assigned projects, including blueprints, shell patterns, color cads, material maps, VR samples, and maintaining style BOMs through to the buy-ready milestones. 
  • Consistently supports the implementation of new innovations
  • Contributes to the product creation process by providing costing, performance, and technical solutions to creative ideas
  • Continuously updates all necessary product information within the Centric PLM System
  • Clear and detailed daily communication with our sourcing teammates to drive projects towards buy ready
  • Initiate and lead meetings with product teams during various phases of development to review, evaluate, update, and ultimately drive the decision-making process that leads to on–time buy ready and achieves margin goals
  • Collaborate with the product testing team to make informed revisions throughout various sample stages
  • Strong understanding of the footwear industry and the competitive set
  • Lead International development trips as necessary to work with manufacturers and suppliers on existing and current development projects
  • Responsible for mentorship of other development teammates


  • Advanced knowledge of Footwear product development and manufacturing 
  • Current computer hardware and software proficiency
  • Ability to work professionally and efficiently cross-functionally across Under Armour, including Design, Marketing, Production, and Operations
  • Strong understanding of the working methods and cultural norms of source countries
  • Excellent verbal and written skills 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • 8 +years of experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Footwear/Textile Design, Biomechanical/Industrial/or Chemical Engineering or a related field preferred not required 
  • Program Experience: Microsoft Suite, Adobe Illustrator, or 3D viewer, and Centric

Workplace Location

  • Location: This individual must reside within commuting distance from our Baltimore, Maryland office.
  • Return to Work Designation: Three (3) days week in-office, the remainder of work week remote. 
  • Travel: 5% of the year (International and/or Domestic)


  • Relocation may be provided up to a specified amount

Base Compensation

$113,562.00 - $156,148.30 USD

Most new hires fall within this range and have the opportunity to earn more over time. Initial placement within the salary range, however, is based on an individual's relevant knowledge, skills and experience for the position. UA is committed to helping our teammates succeed and advance in their careers. Base salary is only one component of our competitive Total Rewards package.

Benefits & Perks

  • Paid "UA Give Back" Volunteer Days: Work alongside your team to support initiatives in your local community
  • Under Armour Merchandise Discounts
  • Competitive 401(k) plan matching
  • Maternity and Parental Leave for eligible and FMLA-eligible teammates
  • Health & fitness benefits, discounts and resources- We offer teammates across the country programs to promote physical activity and overall well-being



Our Commitment to Diversity

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 or belief, 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, family or paternal 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. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities upon request.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore