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3D Virtual Materials Analyst

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3D Virtual Materials Analyst




Baltimore, Maryland



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

Under Armour is moving forward with its digital and virtual transformation initiative to streamline both engineering and aesthetic functions cross-divisionally. This specific role, 3D Virtual Materials Analyst, is a step forward of this initiative and will focus on specifying, executing, implementing, and scaling up the Materials Virtualization Strategy. 

Near-term, that strategy will focus on continually building and improving the Virtual Materials Library to support the cross-functional Digital Product Creation process; but the long-term goal is to further develop tools and processes to enable UA to engineer textiles digitally via predictive and data-driven virtual models prior to realization. 

Not only will this enable a more efficient and sustainable method of engineering textiles, but it will also enable more fine-tuning of textile performance to make all athletes better.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with Materials and Digital Product teams to create and improve the virtual material toolkit seasonally to support the broader product creation process
  • Conduct materials testing in innovation lab and convert test results to be 3D-ready 
  • Work with cross-functional teams to conduct post-production analysis and instrumental tests to improve virtual accuracy, and identify the trustworthy aspects of 3D to support virtual fitting 
  • Communicate, and collaborate with global Tier I, II, and III suppliers to facilitate virtual material creation and application throughout the supply chain
  • Work with external R&D partners to collect relevant textile data that will enable predictive engineering on the long-term virtualization roadmap
  • Explore and build the path from virtual to manufacturing; understand capabilities of knit programs to build production ready virtual materials 
  • Research, explore, identify new approaches, tools, and opportunities that can improve the existing process

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Extensive knowledge or experience of textile materials and the following principles:
    • Understanding of textiles from fiber to yarn to textile construction; understanding of basic textile testing
    • Excellent aesthetic sense and creativity
    • Experience using either design or engineering software involving virtual textiles and/or textile characteristics
    • Knowledge of apparel constructions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; being able to communicate with global teammates and partners, including but not limit to meeting facilitation and presentations
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse group within the entire organization
    • Always be the innovator and life-time learner
    • Questions, researches, and finds the solve. 
    • Owns the work, possesses intellectual curiosity in every task they are asked to perform
    • Understands and appreciates the value their task adds to goal achievement 
  • Lives and inspires the Under Armour Culture throughout the Company
    • Embraces the Company values in their everyday interactions
    • Inspires the values in their peers
    • Commits time and energy to the success of the brand
    • A good team player

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel, Textiles, Materials Manufacturing, Design (Apparel), or related field
  • 0-2 years’ experience

Other Requirements

  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, especially Illustrator and Photoshop
  • 3D experience is strongly preferred (such as CLO, Browzwear, Keyshot or others)
  • Knowledge in knitting program, SHIMA SEIKI/STOLL, will be a plus.


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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