Knit Product Creation Programmer II Nike

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.
Nike products enable and inspire human potential, and it's up to the Nike Product Management team to define, drive and perfect those products and experiences for consumers around the world. Product managers lead the creation process, manage product lines, and maintain a keen understanding of consumer and market trends. Product Management employees skillfully operate at the intersection of buyer needs, technical feasibility and business objectives. Whether it's basketball or skateboarding, apparel or footwear, one thing remains constant: the Product Management team delivers world-class products to help athletes push the boundaries of their potential.
Nike, Inc., Beaverton, OR, Job # IR79
Duties: Research and develop products from inception to commercialization to meet footwear category team specifications. Independently design and perform computer software programming duties to be applied in computer controlled flat knitting machines. Program fit metrics, including pattern engineering, marking, and grading for creation and production of NIKE products. Collaborate with Marketing/Design Teams to translate design concept into 2D upper patterns. Conduct program research and development efforts, including yarn selection, structures, techniques, testing, and support. Analyze technical programming requirements for development on highly sophisticated equipment designed to create industry leading knitted products and components. Consult with product triad to clarify concepts and lend technical expertise to pattern-making and fit. Conduct program and machine testing, optimizing programs with respect to performance, efficiency, and reliability for production. Collaborate with knit center programmers in order to maximize program integrity and ensure product expectations are met. Create first models from digital concept images or pictures and re-engineer the programs as required by different pattern projects. Incorporate styling and fit changes determined by design/marketing/development/engineering during fit sessions or design process. Inspect and critique samples. Support adherence to seasonal product creation timelines. Create and/or revise product specifications with construction details in preparation for commercialization and production. Ensure specifications detail construction methods that optimize profitability. Mentor one junior-level knit programmer. Some travel to knit centers and manufacturing facilities. 10% travel required, including international.

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