Designer 2, Footwear

Date: Mar 1, 2023

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

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

We are searching for a Footwear Designer II to elevate Under Armour Train + Recover. This position offers the ability to touch all parts of the brand and have access to the latest technologies and innovations. This is an opportunity to be part of a great success story, as Under Armour builds and grows their footwear legacy.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Strengthen  product engine from the design side, partnering directly with design leadership. 
  • Manage large scale projects and processes.
  • Develop and execute clear and detailed sketches, technical packages and BOMs
  • Partner with design leadership to drive concepts for footwear and overall product conceptualization including material, trim and color.
  • Ensure that designs meet category price point and target margin
  • Lead creation of seasonal category content and milestone deliverables
  • Partner directly with product and merch leads to deliver appropriate global assortment.
  • Present as design lead at category and seasonal milestone meetings; design check points, style design review, color review.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Passion every day to design compelling and cutting-edge product.
  • Strong appreciation for Sport and the Culture of Sport.
  • Strong understanding of Youth Culture, and emerging trends.
  • Self motivated
  • Team centric mindset, motivated and passionate about bringing others along
  • Positive attitude and energy.
  • Strong collaborator with a skill in connecting the dots
  • Speaks up with courage for self and the team
  • Open minded, good listener, receptive to candid feedback and diverse points of view
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize tasks and to successfully meet multiple deadlines
  • Contribute and align to shared team culture and behaviors
  • Drive partnerships beyond the Design function (Marketing, Engineering, Development, etc)

Education And / Or Experience

  • BA, BFA or BS in Industrial Design preferred not required
  • 5-7yrs experience designing and developing innovative footwear and other products
  • Knowledge of form, color, materials, human factors, related to elevating the consumer experience
  • Expert Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Working knowledge of 3D software is a plus
  • Must be able to create accurate 2D technical drawings
  • Strong sketching, illustration, and rendering skills
  • Solid knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials
  • Must be able to generate a broad range of concepts and solutions for each project
  • Hand prototyping skills are a plus
  • Experienced with presentation programs: Keynote, Powerpoint, Acrobat, etc

Other Requirements

  • Location: This individual must reside within commuting distance from our Portland Office or our Baltimore Office
  • Work Designation: 2 days a week in-office, the remainder of work week remote.


  • Relocation may be provided up to a certain amount
  • Base salary range: $85,704.00 - $117,843.00

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.

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: Portland Oregon