Technical Developer - Outerwear

Emplacement: Canada

État/Province/Ville: British Columbia

Ville: Vancouver

Unité commerciale: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Type d'heure: Full-time

Description et exigences

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 Technical Developer is responsible to drive the fit and technical acumen of best-in-class product in partnership with creative and strategic counterparts, balancing function, time, cost and quality while delivering design intent. Reference product road maps, industry standards and leverage pattern and technical expertise to deliver premium, functional, and innovative product fit for production.
• Responsible for the fit, execution of mid to high complexity styles from concept through to production readiness
• Organize daily work-flow that adheres to GTM deliverables & development timelines
• Measure and analyze garments to determine compliance of measurements, workmanship, construction direction, and maintain fit intent
• Lead fittings and articulate fit or prototype changes and rational to cross-functional partners utilizing visual or verbal communication and or tools
• Efficiently communicate fit comments inclusive of updated style measurements, construction details inline with fit comment SOP to vendors and or in house team
• Create and initiate all subsequent systematic sample requests as required inclusive of measurements templates
• Understand points of measurements library and associated grade rules and recognize when to apply and amend as required
• Partner with Product Development to understand risk assessment of styles and create execution plan
• Utilize lab test and wear test reports and analysis to adjust execution to mitigate risk of failure
• Maintain style data integrity and accuracy in Flex PLM and other relevant systems
• Enter and updated as required any technical trims in BoM ensuring accuracy before approval (interlining, mobilon) and communicate with Product Development partner July 2022
• Advance technical knowledge through mentorship and training from Technical Development partners, Pattern Engineers, vendors and in house sample room
• Support in the creation and maintenance of fit and construction standards and protocols
• Drive fit excellence education with cross-functional peers in category
• Mentor Assistants and Juniors as guided by Senior TD & Manager


• Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience; focused training in Technical Design, Pattern Making, Product Development or relevant experience preferred
• 5 - 8 years minimum industry experience (preferably within the Technical Design and/or Technical Development departments)
• Proficiency in MS office (Excel/Word/Outlook), Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop)
• Proficiency with Flex PLM or similar PLM software

Must haves

• Driven by the technical aspect of the product creation process
• Attention to detail, initiative, organization, strong verbal & written communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks & competing priorities
• Working knowledge of waterproof fabric, construction, down garments in outerwear
• Proficient at technical communication with vendors via pattern diagrams & fit photos
• Knowledge of Grading
• Strong applied comprehension of end to end product life cycle
• 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
• Working knowledge of Gerber Pattern Making and/or 3D software (CLO, Browzwear) is an asset
• Able to conduct fit sessions independently and lead other products as needed
• Ability to lift 10kg as needed

workplace arrangement

This role is classified as In-Person under our SSC Workplace Policy:  


In-person collaboration and/or office-based work is necessary or important for the role. Work is mainly performed onsite, 4-5 days per week depending on role requirements. 

Compensation and Benefits Package 
lululemon’s compensation offerings are grounded in a pay-for-performance philosophy that recognizes exceptional individual and team performance. The typical hiring range for this position is from $90,800 - 119,200 annually; the base pay offered is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and internal equity. As part of our total rewards offering, permanent employees in this position may be eligible for our competitive annual bonus program, subject to program eligibility requirements.   

At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. We strive to be the place where inclusive leaders come to develop and enable all to be well. Recognizing our teams for their performance and dedication, other components of our total rewards offerings include support of career development, wellbeing, and personal growth:

  • Extended health and dental benefits, and mental health plans 
  • Paid time off 
  • Savings and retirement plan matching 
  • Generous employee discount 
  • Fitness & yoga classes 
  • Parenthood top-up 
  • Extensive catalog of development course offerings 
  • People networks, mentorship programs, and leadership series (to name a few) 

Note: The incentive programs, benefits, and perks have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these incentive programs, benefits, and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.