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Bozeman, Montana
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Developer, Technical Apparel & Sportswear


Simms Fishing Products is a leader in the fishing industry – driven to create growth and vitality in the community. We build trustworthy and angler-driven products. Our employees communicate openly, keep their commitments and inspire trust.   We build for the long haul with products that last and a brand that endures. Our employees are our most important catch.




To be a great fit at Simms, you must embrace the fishing culture and follow our practice to work like we fish – with purpose, passion & curiosity. Be prepared to share your latest fishing adventures.




Developer, Technical Apparel & Sportswear


The Simms organization is growing and we’re looking to fill the Developer, Technical Apparel & Sportswear position. This is a full-time, in-house position based in Bozeman, Montana.


In this role, the Developer will manage the successful translation of 2D design into 3D samples on assigned collections that meet or exceed the design brief, design intent, costing targets, and adhere to established standards for branding, design, craftsmanship, fit, lab/field testing, quality, and durability.


This role is the champion of the commercialization phase and critical to the success of Simms’ apparel products.  The Developer must facilitate collaboration within the product team, across other internal departments and with external vendors to successfully execute and adhere to established workflow requirements, sampling standards, fit standards and calendar milestones.


Outcomes of this role include:




  • Exceptional products that meet or exceed the expectations of discerning consumers
  • Products that meet design brief requirements, FOB and margin targets.
  • Fully commercialized (buy ready) products on company timelines
    • Accurate product tech packs, BOM, dimensions and prototypes
    • Facilitate efficient new product introductions as key contact between internal departments and external vendors.


Successful candidates should possess:


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in product development with proven success
  • Knowledgeable with fabrics, drape and patterning
  • Experience with Microsoft programs and Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • Detail orientated
  • Strong communication skills
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to adhere to processes and timelines


Simms offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:  Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life, Short-term & Long-term Disability Insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off.


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