Assistant Technical Designer

Location Name

New York Office


With full support / supervision from a Lead Technical Design, the Assistant Technical Designer determines & sets all garment engineering standards for product development & final production, arranges & leads cross-functional fit sessions, manages risks, sample tracking & influences calendar / workflow for a specified garment category or categories.


An Assistant Technical Designer performs the following essential tasks with support / supervision from their leader:
  • Collaborates with Designers and Merchants to understand the design concept/vision and influence changes as needed to help ensure the product fit, function, price & delivery goals can be successfully achieved in a bulk production scenario.
  • Establishes & records all technical-owned garment specifications within Yunique to direct & enable our worldwide technical partners to develop & produce high-quality & appropriately engineered products.
  • Leads fit sessions with Designers and Merchants by adhering to the established Express fit roles & responsibilities guidelines.
  • Evaluates product to predict and manage risk from design concept through final production approval.
  • Records fit session comments & ensures plan of action including product status are clearly understood & aligned upon by all CF teams.
  • Clearly communicates garment specifications & changes.
  • Tracks & manages all fit samples / packages.
  • Collaborates to arrange & manage all outlook planners for each fit session.
  • Calibrates new vendor technical partners.
  • Determines when a product fit, use & application of trims & all other engineering is commercially approvable & ready for mass production.
  • Ensures content of all final Tech packs including labeling, marketing and packing requirements are compliant with Express category standards & or Merchant approved exceptions.
  • Upholds & improves department specific technical standards, record keeping, processes, procedures & tools.

  • Years of experience: 0 - 3
  • Education: College degree preferred
  • Basic communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal).
  • Shows aptitude to demonstrate leadership (within a live fit session & other cross-functional team meetings).
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of apparel factory operations & patternmaking fundamentals.
  • Displays capacity to be agile & adapt well to change.
  • Understands the importance of & accepts responsibility for partnering with leadership to conduct a risk assessment at all stages of product development.
  • Propensity for taking a solution-oriented approach, embracing collaboration & accepting responsibility.
  • Shows skills suggesting a comfort level with & ability to lead and influence others.
  • Shows capacity to manage & follow through on a task from start to finish within a specified timeline.

  • Basic eye for Design aesthetic details.
  • Basic understanding of:
    • Yunique
    • Adobe Illustrator CS6
    • Accumark 10.3
    • Outlook
    • Excel
    • Word
    • PowerPoint

Benefits and Compensation:

Express offers a range of benefits to help protect full-time associates health and long-term financial security including:
  • Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match
  • Merchandise discount
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental leave for new moms and dads

Part-time associates may be eligible to receive paid sick leave, public health emergency leave and to participate in the 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match. Additionally, part-time associates are eligible to receive a merchandise discount, and to choose voluntary benefits through YouDecide. Full-time associates may be eligible to participate in our incentive plan.

Actual compensation offered is dependent upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, work location, education, relevant skills and experience of the candidate.

Salary Range

$55,200 - $73,400


An equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.