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Footwear Designer

Salzburg. Full time

Work alongside our design team!

Watch your ideas come to life as you work with a multi-disciplinary team to create cutting-edge, brand-driven footwear, and other performance products. You’ll dive into the centre of KISKA’s creative universe to contribute on a range of projects for different brands and products. In this role, you’ll work hard, but also learn and laugh a lot. You’ll also collaborate with pros from across the studio, like brand and research experts, product management consultants, interaction designers, prototype experts, engineers and more.

In this role you will…

  • Use your industry knowledge to create products that combine functionality, style, and technology, all while making the brand promise come true.
  • Understand, analyse, and challenge briefs with your creative and technical judgement.
  • Work on footwear design projects for different international brands and also take part in other sportswear apparel and gear projects.
  • Work on the entire creation process. From ideation and concept presentation, to sketching and production tech packs, to sample reviews and final sign-off.
  • Identify innovation potential in a given context.
  • Work with an integrated team specialising in design, development, and strategy. Collaborate with project managers to organise resources, as well as fulfil milestones and deadlines.

We are looking for…

  • A background in the field of footwear design and/or product design.
  • Deep knowledge of materials, production processes, and development in the context of the sports and performance segments.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. Happy working in a multidisciplinary and international environment.
  • A passion for innovation, sports, people, and problem-solving through design.

KISKA is an equal opportunity employer. It’s a no-brainer, but important to mention. Salary compensation is based on current market expectations, as well as your proven skills and experience. We offer competitive benefits to all our employees, from intern to director. Live with the support of our HR team and in the rich diversity and culture of our 5,900 m2 studio. Work according to your schedule with our Flexi-time policy. Play in the alpine playground on our doorstep or throw yourself into one of our social events. What are you waiting for? Your next big adventure is waiting for you.

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Why choose KISKA?

With four global locations, we have a perfect destination for everyone. But no matter which location intrigues you, you’ll find some things stay the same. We are all united by our desire to design cutting-edge products. We’re linked by our dedication to breathe life into every brand experience. And we are proud of our collaboration of professionals from every walk of life – nerds, athletes, musicians, adrenaline-junkies, artists, introverts, extroverts, mums, dads. If you share the vision, you are a Kiskanian.


Designers talking in the KISKA kitchen


  • Choose your adventure. From the heart of the Alps in Salzburg to the never-sleeping city of Shanghai, from long sunlit evenings of Murrieta to a European capital of innovation in Munich – each studio has a unique look and feel. Which is for you?
  • Get settled. Immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions with the help of our HR team – friendly faces who can advise on visas, language classes, insurance, and much more!


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  • Expand your creativity. Join one of our diverse teams and find the newest ways to innovate in our 6000 m2 Salzburg HQ studio. Then, kick back and relax with our in-house comforts – well-equipped kitchens, bike storage, social spaces, and more!
  • Get obsessed. Share our desire to delight consumers and relish in solving challenges with brand and design. Bring your skillset and perspective to our diverse team and collaborate with experts around the world. Our collective passion is what makes KISKA unique.


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  • Dive in! Join your teammates on a new pursuit – whether it’s surfing, motocross, skateboarding, mountain biking, running, e-sports, or rock-climbing. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! What will be your next obsession?
  • Meet the KISKA family! Strap on your Lederhosen and get your dancing shoes on because we host social events throughout the year. Or if that’s not your style, simply unwind after work with a local beer from our kitchen.

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