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Company: Betterguards Technology GmbH
Location: Berlin (BE), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Betterguards offers a great journey with the opportunity of individual fulfilment and improvement of the own competences. Each employee is having a huge individual impact on the processes, the development, and the success of the whole company with transparent and short decision-making processes. Flexible working-times and the possibility for remote work are the base for our diverse team to live a healthy work-life balance.

You are enthusiastic about taking on responsibility and contributing to a solution-orientated and intrinsically motivated team?  Then you’ve come to the right place!


As Senior Footwear Developer, you will drive the end-to end development process for assigned products from concept brief to production readiness. You will work under the Head of Footwear and in strong partnership with application engineers as well as design, suppliers and manufacturers.

With the support of experienced team members and on-the-job training, you will have the possibility to take over increasing responsibilities in our Footwear Development unit.


  • Take accountability for the entire footwear development management process for assigned products, with an emphasis on quality, product engineering and timely completion of all tasks in accordance with the operating calendar
  • Contribute ideas for product design, construction, materials, components by pro-actively working with suppliers to enhance performance, fit, profitability and innovation
  • Work with and provide input on initial sketches and designs; give advice on production friendly solutions
  • Provide technical solutions by analyzing designs for manufacturability, production and material properties, which address desired function, cosmetics and market appeal
  • Ensure products are developed in line with sustainability and responsibility goals
  • Ensure products are engineered in accordance with cost targets
  • Ensure that all materials, processes, prototypes, and development samples are fully tested to ensure adherence to quality standards
  • Responsible for achieving specific KPIs (e.g., margins, sustainability, on-time delivery) for assigned articles/product
  • Continuously refresh your knowledge regarding latest technology trends in the field of footwear, engineering systems, prototyping possibilities, and footwear manufacturing


  • Very strong knowledge of the Footwear creation process (functional footwear) from concept brief to production readiness
  • Experience in Footwear Engineering and pattern making would be a plus
  • Good knowledge on footwear materials and strong interest to explore new ideas through research in this area
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Dimensions is an advantage
  • English language proficiency required (reading and writing)
  • Willingness to travel
  • Experience in project management, strong organizational skills, pro-active problem solver
  • Responsible and constructive team player with a very careful and accurate way of working
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently in a proactive mindset
  • Effective communication skills
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Continuous learning/growth mindset
  • Passion for testing your own products and intrinsic motivation to solve the addressed problem


  • University degree in manufacturing, engineering, biomechanics, sports science or business, or technical degree as footwear technician
  • Alternatively, combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • > 3 years of relevant work experience required


Katina Ehl (Head of Footwear)