Footwear Innovation Designer (Research Engineer)

DISC (DESCENTE INNOVATION STUDIO COMPLEX)

 

‘To Bring the Enjoyment of Sports to All’

Descente LTD is running an Apparel R&D center in Japan and a Footwear R&D center in Busan, South Korea. Descente is improving the competitiveness of its products and quickly becoming a global leader in performance athletic footwear. The state of the art facility opened its doors October 2018. It features consumer research, human performance product testing and material laboratories, innovation design studio, product sample room, a 50-meter indoor multi-surface running track and 400-meter outdoor track, futsal pitch, 3×3 basketball court and advanced adjustable grade simulator. The Footwear R&D Center is delivering game changing innovation through resolved world class research, development and design. If you value Creativity, Challenge, Integrity and Harmony, you are invited to apply to join our International Innovation Design Team (ID).

Mission of ID
To dream, explore and create next generation technically superior athletic footwear and innovative functional features based on sound advanced engineering, design principles and extensive biomechanical research and testing. The design vision, exploration and direction will be derived from consumer insights gathered in the initial phase of the Innovation Cycle with input from footwear brand business leaders. ID will be responsible for all aspects of the design and innovation product creation process from ideation and exploration to in-line adoption and product commercialization.

 

1. Entry – Mid Level

Main Tasks

– To design, engineer and build functional innovative footwear technologies, provide practical technical solutions that enhance the athlete’s performance and experience

– Contribute innovative ideas and concepts during DISC ideation and exploration sessions

– Implement DISC vision and direction in designs, engineering and product development

– Work closely with Material and Product Development Engineering teams to have designs realized into concepts and prototypes

– Lead storytelling, future vision and oversee transition of DISC design innovations to in-line design and development teams

Qualifications

– Hold a bachelor’s degree in product design / industrial design with 2~5 years of technical experience (at least 2 years in athletic performance footwear)

– Advanced visual communication skills (Sketching, Rendering, Technical Drawing)

– Demonstrated skills at using 3D CAD software. Experience with Rhino a plus

– Proven ability at designing and building novel footwear based on sound engineering principles and creative exploration

– Demonstrated ability to collaborate with people across different disciplines and ethnical back grounds

– Proven ability at juggling multiple priorities, manage expectations and deliver results in a timely manner

– Strong passion for sports

 

2. Mid – Senior Level

Main Tasks

– To design, engineer and build functional innovative footwear technologies, provide practical technical solutions that enhance the athlete’s performance and experience

– Contribute innovative ideas and concepts during DISC ideation and exploration sessions

– Implement DISC vision and direction in designs, engineering and product development

– Work closely with Material and Product Development Engineering teams to have designs realized into concepts and prototypes

– Lead storytelling, future vision and oversee transition of DISC design innovations to in-line design and development teams

Qualifications

– Hold a bachelor’s degree in product design / industrial design with 6~8 years of technical experience (at least 4~6 years in athletic performance footwear)

– Advanced visual communication skills (Sketching, Rendering, Technical Drawing)

– Demonstrated skills at using 3D CAD software. Experience with Rhino a plus

– Proven ability at designing and building novel footwear based on sound engineering principles and creative exploration

– Demonstrated ability to collaborate with people across different disciplines and ethnical back grounds

– Proven ability at juggling multiple priorities, manage expectations and deliver results in a timely manner

– Strong PR skills to communicate with internal and external groups, industry publications and social media platforms

– Strong passion for sports

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