*Assistant Technical Developer

Region: Canada

State: British Columbia

City: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time

Description & Requirements

Who we are:

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a growing global company with locations all around the world, from Vancouver to Shanghai, and places in between. We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in.

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.

They are strong communicators who value and develop their cross functional relationships. This is a team of high performers who are constantly striving to develop personally and professionally, practicing open feedback in a trusting space. This team knows how to bring fun into their everyday, prioritising team connection and enjoying creative sessions together.

A day in the life:

The Assistant 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 Junior TD, TD, Senior TD, PD Manager, and PD Director; you develop the line from tech pack hand-off to the production of garments. 

• Responsible for sample management, style number & colorway creation

• Maintain data integrity in Flex PLM

• Support 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 (while considering cost impact)

• Measure and review proto samples based on submitted tech pack

• Assist in the preparation of fittings & presentations as required

• Assist in the actual fittings for Technical Developer & Senior TD as required

• Take notes of the required fit and construction corrections discussed

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

• Work closely with the Technical Developer & Senior TD to advance technical knowledge of our brand’s construction and fit standards

• Facilitate wear-testing protocol with vendors & cross functional partners


• 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)

• 0 - 2 years minimum industry experience (preferably within the Technical Design and/or Patternmaking Departments)

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

Must haves:

• Attention to detail, initiative, organization, strong verbal & written communication skills

• Ability to manage multiple tasks & competing priorities

• Self-motivated, strong sense of urgency, collaborative mindset

• Ability to work and thrive in a fast paced, cross functional team environment

• Excellent time management, organizational & problem-solving skills

• Curiosity for change & learning, capable of managing ambiguity

The goal for this candidate is to grow and develop into a Junior Technical Developer.  As they continue to work within the company, their job position and requirements will be reviewed and amended based on their level and skill sets.