Footwear Engineer

Date posted:
Company: On
Location: Zürich (ZH), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

t a Glance:

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 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.

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

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

What we offer:

We offer a dynamic, challenging and sportive environment that has been ranked as the ‘fastest growing sports company’ of its time. With offices across the globe, we are an international team who is hungry to innovate and build something incredible. We foster an active environment where each individual thrives for excellence and can achieve their full potential. This is where your work matters, you’re hands-on and your team members are amongst the very best in their respective disciplines and fields. 

If you are driven to bring On to the next level, curious about the opportunity and want to be part of our growing team send us your application, and join the ONiverse!


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.