Assistant Technical Developer (9 Month Contract)



Software Engineering, IT
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023
  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 and/or PD, TD and/or PD, Senior TD and/or PD, PD and/or TD Manager and 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

• Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience; focused training in Technical
Design, Pattern Making, Product Development or relevant experience preferred
July 2022
• 0 - 2 years minimum industry experience (preferably within the Technical Design and/or Patternmaking
• Proficiency in MS office (Excel/Word/Outlook), Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop)
• Understanding of Flex PLM or similar PLM software 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
• Familiarity or proficiency with Gerber Pattern Making and/or 3D software (CLO, Browzwear) is an asset
At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. In addition to our competitive Total Rewards offering, we also have personal and professional development offerings. Our offerings recognize our teams for their performance and support whole person development, including support for employees on how to grow their career:   
  • 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: Availability of the incentive programs, benefits, and perks may be subject to your location & employment type and may 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.