In short

This role will act as the owner of bottom unit development for performance shoes.  As the Footwear Engineer, you will work in close collaboration with designers and developers here at HQ and our tooling team in Vietnam to create quality products for hiking, running, and everyday use.  From concept creation through prototyping, you will guide the team on bottom unit materials, geometries, and construction from a critical manufacturing, biomechanical performance, and durability viewpoint.  You will also be a key player in identifying and creating process improvements for all bottom unit development across the company.

Your Mission

  • Lead the bottom unit development for performance products
  • Provide solutions to design and construction constraints by using your demonstrated knowledge of materials, mold construction and manufacturing
  • Evaluate and improve product designs for manufacturability and durability by reviewing 2D/3D CADs, prototypes, and feedback from the testing teams
  • Use your understanding of plastics injection molding to advise cost, design, and molding capabilities of injected components in the bottom unit
  • Collaborate with our Asian counterparts and support mold shop teams on tooling revisions and manufacturing concerns
  • Assist the development, product management, and design teams with any tooling related questions or issues
  • Evaluate current workflows and create process improvements to maximize efficiencies and advance testing
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Your story

  • Higher education degree in Engineering or another relevant field
  • 2+ of experience within an engineering role working closely with development or production
  • Experience working with 2D and 3D CADs (Rhino a bonus)
  • Technical knowledge in materials, manufacturing, and plastics injection molding
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management, costing, and the ability to provide solutions within complex constraints
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work with multiple deadlines
  • Fluent in English
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About the Team

We are an innovative and creative team working closely to convert cutting-edge ideas into prototypes and exceptional performance products. High quality and performance are top of mind when creating our footwear products. Our team combines the best experts in fields such as Engineering, Development and Product Management to create something extraordinary.

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Footwear Development, Ho Chi Minh City

Unlike other brands, we aren't just executioners out here in Vietnam, we give ideas as well. Sometimes they have a new idea in Zurich and we might find a process to make it more efficient and we share that.
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What we offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically – to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.

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What to expect

We want to set everyone up for success, so here’s the lowdown on how we hire. Our process is a two-way street – bringing you into our culture, while helping us learn how you think.

Our full process can last about eight weeks from application to offer, because we care about getting it right. These steps explain how we usually do things.

Before you get started, feel free to consider if you want to work with us. Strange question? Well, we give people a lot of space to navigate their day-to-day and that style isn't for everyone. We want you to be passionate about what you do and be sure this is the right fit. Because when skills and passion combine – it creates that 'Wow' moment.