Senior Developer

Join the Barefoot Revolution

Vivobarefoot is born from one simple truth. Evolution has made some pretty good bits of kit for standing, walking and running. Your feet.

We are on a quest to make the perfect shoe...perfect for feet. To inspire people to reconnect with their feet and help people reconnect with the world

around them

Join the team in the mission to turn Vivobarefoot into the leading and most influential shoe brand in the world. Our business is built on 3 core values:

- THINK ON YOUR FEET: VIVOBAREFOOT make wide, flexible and thin soles shoes that allow your feet to do their natural thing.

- INNOVATE SUSTAINABLY: We constantly innovate to make as little shoe as possible. Our patented ultra-thin soles allow you to reconnect your feet with your brain and the world around you.

- MOVE ‘IN NATURE’ MORE: Healthy natural movement is based on sensory feedback from the feet to the brain and is the best anti-ageing programme known to humans!

The Brand, VIVOBAREFOOT

Vivobarefoot make the best shoes in the world. Created without compromise around our patented Pure Barefoot Technology, designed in London, with a sole for every terrain, to live your life barefoot.

Driven by a passion for healthy movement in all its forms, Vivobarefoot will not stop until the world comes back to its natural senses and starts moving again.

Reconnecting feet with brains all over the world, with a growing army of medics, scientists, physios, and health professionals.

Overview

Are you a master shoemaker, who can bring to life the concept ideas delivered by our designers and product team, who can spar with our company founders and factories to elevate powerful new ideas; who will bring the brand to life brilliantly through the lens of the best shoes for feet and for the environment?’

You will have 6+ years’ experience working in factories and sample rooms on footwear, with a strong focus on innovative ideas that have not been done before. You will ensure that products developed on your watch live up to the brand values, are to a high quality , intelligent and drive reputation as well as sales. You will understand and apply latest thinking in the sample room, in college interaction, web communication and other company channels. You will bring best practice and originality to the table. You will also be technically responsible for building our evolving product proposition; acting as our inhouse shoe development ninja.

You will need to enjoy rolling your sleeves up to make stuff happen as well as pushing your chair back to think. You will know how to prioritise, manage up and down and ensure projects are delivered on time to the highest quality. You will also enjoy sharing knowledge, working in a team environment and training up junior members of the team / factory partners and stakeholders, all in the name of making vivobarefoot shoes look and feel amazing.

Core Responsibilities

• Work with product team and developing shoes of the highest quality.

• Work with innovation team to create the innovative product. The product category is across performance to leather shoes.

• Execution of standard for quality, performance, Innovation, sustainability, delivery, and profitability.

• Collaborate with the entire team to sustain product quality consistency from brief to box.

• Maintain good working relationships with factories partners and suppliers. Inspire them to do continuously upgrade.

• Maintain clear fitting report on all category.

Person profile and skills

• • Bachelor's degree in Business, Industrial Design, Engineering or a related field • 3 additional years' experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

• Minimum 5 years' work experience in a product creation related role • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Clear understanding and solid working knowledge of the tools that support the product creation process in the areas of upper patterns, bottom tooling and manufacturing • Demonstrated project management skills and team player attitude • Ability to clearly articulate policies and instructions • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and idea creation • Strong results orientation • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time

Application process

If the above sounds like you, email us to tell us why and share links to some of your most recent work.