The role of Product and Design Developer at WNDR Alpine will support development of all apparel and pack items and bring a product to life from concept stage through to prep-production readiness completion. In addition, the role will work closely with Checkerspot and the WNDR Alpine commercial team in a highly dynamic environment to achieve aggressive development and go-to market milestones.


  • Product design development through patterning and concept prototyping
  • Produce production standard level garments and draft supporting documentation for scalable reproduction in bulk production
  • Develop tech packs ready for sampling, revising, and finalizing them for production
  • Compile all product materials/construction, and information; create a database to store those details, BOM creation, and technical specifications
  • Build prototype samples in house
  • Proactively identify and resolve inefficient processes
  • Create tracking system for design process, materials, and trims
  • Assist in building an internal library of materials, test data, and construction references
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with all tier levels of manufacturing
  • Analyze and test raw materials and construction samples
  • Support fit sessions and ensure the modifications are reflected in the final specification sheets and patterns
  • Ensure accurate cost estimates and price targets are achievable to meet target FOB
  • Create systems and solutions to QA/QC situations and issues
  • Accountable for building a strong safety culture and actively pursue it daily; identify unsafe behaviors and conditions and intervene to mitigate incidents


  • Bachelors’ degree in Design or equivalent certification, related business experience or industry training
  • 4+ years of experience in the outdoor apparel industry


  • Strong sewing, building, and pattern making skills required
  • Previous pattern making experience, CAD & Gerber knowledge required
  • Proficient in G-Suite, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Illustrator; able to pick up new computer applications quickly
  • Organized and methodical; able to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to take initiative and to prioritize work tasks, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Comfortable working in a busy, deadline-driven, entrepreneurial, and creative environment
  • Ability to balance autonomy and collaboration
  • Interest in future trends, technology, product concepts, and environmental advocacy


  • In person, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Full time salary with health, life and retirement benefits

If you are interested in joining us at WNDR Alpine and the Checkerspot Design Lab in Salt Lake City, please send your cover letter and résumé to

Checkerspot, Inc. dba WNDR Alpine offers its employees a competitive benefits and compensation package. We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.