Senior Design Engineer



Area                                                                                       YEEZY

Department                                                                          Design-CNCPT

Direct Reporting Line                                                          Senior Design Engineer

Direct Reporting Line:                                                                 Subsidiary/country                                                             USA

Location                                                                                LA






As a Senior Design Engineer, you will work with the adidas YEEZY footwear creation team to design products that are aligned with YE’s creative vision.  In this role you will be tasked with delivering industry leading footwear innovations.  You will bring an obsession for details with a focus on functional design.  You are an expert in footwear/product construction with a passion for developing new methods of make that improve performance and bring new footwear experiences. You revel in change and are resilient to overcome obstacles. You have a team first mindset and are skilled in communicating with cross functional product creation teams. With an ability to nurture design direction and influence the design team to steer initiatives across key categories, in line with direction of Senior Design Leader(s) and YE.



•    Lead in the design/engineering of footwear for the YEEZY CNCPT team with input from design and product creation teams.
•    Be at the global forefront of design, engineering, and manufacturing innovations as well as their application.
•    Steer and drive conceptualization of functional design ideas and development process.
•    Be a sounding board, for other design team members, on topics of product construction and function.
•    Build tech-packs to clearly communicate designs, ensuring effective communication between design, development, sample room, and project management teams.
•    Ensure transparency on creative feedback by communicating both verbally and by digital tools to keep team aligned on ask to deliver on time and in full.
•    Shepard designs from CNCPT to CLLCTN/market launch. Share all information needed to transition projects and set the team up for success.
•    Role model and inspire ways of working within design team and cross functional partners.
•    Visualize and communicate ideas for YE’s creative vision with clarity. 



•    Yeezy Design Team
•    Yeezy Development team
•    Yeezy Product Testing Team
•    Yeezy Project Management Team
•    Yeezy Opensource Partners 
•    Yeezy Sample Room Team
•    Adidas Innovation Team



•    Strong analytical skills, solution driven, and results oriented
•    Leadership philosophy grounded in team trust, transparency, humility, and resilience
•    Proven ability to find avenues to success in the face of challenges
•    Ability to lead teams through complex and ambiguous projects while maintaining positivity, productivity, and speed 
•    Ability to influence, negotiate, and collaborate with design and cross functional partners
•    Ability to quickly pivot direction of concepts based off feedback from YE/partners
•    Ability to think conceptually to understand design concepts and bring innovative perspectives 
•    Highly knowledgeable in product construction and manufacturing processes with experience in design engineering and tooling design
•    Highly skilled in use of Adobe Illustrator to create design documents/tech-packs
•    Skilled in quick visually communicating though analogue/digital sketching tools
•    Proficient use of a 3D design software, main use is analysis of files from factory partners /3D design teams (is a plus to be able design footwear in 3D, but not required)  
•    Knowledge of rapid prototyping processes/3D printing
•    Extensive experience working on sight with manufacturing/production partners to deliver market ready product
•    Ability to travel domestically and internationally (in allowance with COVID safety regulations)

•    Four-year college or university degree in a relevant product design, manufacturing, or engineering subject or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    6+ years of practical experience in design/engineering environment 

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Senior Design Engineer

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Los Angeles
TEAM:  Design
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  446694
Date:  Jul 24, 2022