Development Technologist

Permanent employee, Full-time · EMEA

We’re looking for a hands-on Development Technologist who is self driven and passionate. You’ll be finessing existing formulations and creating whole new products, working collaboratively to take concepts from the kitchen right through to commercial delivery. 

Minor Figures prides itself on innovation and delighting the customer, to do this we need delightful and innovative products!
You’ll be:

  • Developing new product formulations, taking projects from kitchen samples through to factory trials
  • Conducting sensory analysis on new and existing formulations and reporting the results
  • Carrying out shelf life studies
  • Working on existing product development where troubleshooting and re-formulation will be the name of the game
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends and new innovations
  • Contributing to new product ideation
  • Support management of critical paths
  • Sourcing raw materials and ingredients
  • Maintaining a clean, organised and well stocked laboratory
You will be working as part of our well respected and wonderfully friendly and committed Operations team. Our team is made up of passionate brewers, dispatch superheroes, skilled Technical & Quality folks and a Supply Chain team that will give you confidence every day. 

You’ll be reporting into James, our Head of Production. James has played an integral part in our company’s story and is someone that gives everyone his time for a chat and a coffee, along with creating our amazing products with the production team.

You’ll work closely with a motley crew of teammates across the globe that are celebrated for their individuality in a work culture that encourages you to be optimistic, experimental and daring.
First up. We hire humans. Not machines or the electronic piece of paper you applied with.

We want people to come into Minor Figures to ​be a true version of themselves ​every day. Every day. ​No matter if you're up, or if you're down, we want people that embrace every day being different. People that can bring the energy, support their team mates when the times get hard, but not hold off from asking for support themselves. Because support is available and yes, sometimes… many times in fact, we ​all need it?

Of course, some experience and skills are needed too:

  • Food science or related degree 
  • A positive individual who can work collaboratively across the business
  • Good communication, report writing and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate technical and sensory details to different audience by adjusting level of details and style
  • An excellent project manager and multi-tasker with technical skill and attention to detail
We realise that a job is more than just the take home salary each month. So what are you really getting?

As part of the MF team, not only will you have the opportunity to own your role and make it, you and us a success, you’ll also become part of something very special. Minor Figures’ ethos is that everyone is welcome, as long as you leave all hang-ups, social barriers and prejudices at the door.

You’ll embark on a journey that doesn’t have a destination. It just keeps going. Your contribution will help us become the most loved brand on the planet & the number one speciality coffee brand. With that, you’ll grow, develop and progress as we do and you’ll play your part in us having a planet to do this on.

But of course, we’ll look after you in the other ways that you’d expect:

  • 25 days holiday allowance in addition to bank holidays
  • Statutory pension contribution
  • Minor Figures has an employee share options scheme which is available to all full time employees.
  • Flexible working to meet the needs of the role
  • 30% discount on products from our online shop
  • Unlimited one to one coaching sessions with More Happi
  • Unlimited access to Calm app
  • All the free coffee and cold brew you can drink!
  • Vegan lunches are available.

You’ll be based out of our office in Walthamstow, East London, (E17 5QJ).

We believe in supporting flexible working. The office and production site will be your base, naturally, but if we can accommodate any of your personal circumstances, we most certainly will try to. We want you to bring your energy and passion to help educate and inspire our team. In order to do that we need to know you are content too. 

The hours of work are 9am - 5.30pm.
At Minor Figures everyone is welcome.  We are committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture that is inclusive and diverse. We celebrate differences and continually support all members of our company to be proud of who they are. In recruiting for our team, we pride ourselves on equal employment opportunity regardless of gender, sex, age, disability, race, religion, sexuality or social class. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their abilities and effectiveness, nothing else.
You’re sold? The coffee is brewing, you’re ready to hit send and sit back and wait for a response?

In order to make that happen:

  • Submit a CV and any supporting documents to us.
  • Tell us why you want to work for Minor Figures.
Just a heads up, we’re not a traditional team of recruiters and hiring managers. We want to see the human version of you, not just the black & white copy. Our need to find great people needs to be met with a fun and positive recruitment journey, so tell us more about you, however the heck you want.

If you've got any questions about the role or what to chat about what life is really like at Minor Figures, email us at
For all recruitment agencies: We value the impact & work recruitment agencies have & do. We have people that have worked within & relied heavily on the support of agencies in their career. That said however, we’d really appreciate it if we didn’t receive any unsolicited or out of the blue applications. 
About us

We’re Minor FiguresFounded on a rooftop in 2014 by three friends with a shared love of coffee, MF has since grown into a global brand with a team of over 100 people across the world, with offices in the UK, USA, and Australia. We create plant-based products for coffee lovers, baristas and a better planet. We love teaming up with people as mad about coffee as we are and love nothing more than heading down to their local cafe to enjoy a chat with the friendly & expert barista. 

All our products are 100% plant based and vegan friendly. The company is exploding, achieving record sales figures each quarter. 

Minor Figures would be nothing without the independent coffee scene and our products can be found in over 4,000 specialty coffee shops worldwide, where we regularly run Freedays and Minor Figures FM events. We’re also expanding fast, with products lining the shelves in major supermarkets in our three core regions and our team achieving record sales figures quarter-on-quarter.

At Minor Figures, we’re passionate about creating a positive impact and we put sustainability at the forefront of everything we do. We’re a 100% carbon neutral and now a B Corp certified company.

We have big plans for the future of MF. As we continue to grow at a rapid pace, we want to welcome creative, curious, free-spirited, bold thinkers to join us to make that happen.  Everyone’s invited. We collaborate, improvise, synchronise. We are wholly authentic, uplifting and constructive. Because magic happens when everyone’s vibing and having a good time.  We value individuality and we want you to be yourself.  If you share our love for coffee and you want every day you spend at work to feel like your first, we’d love to hear from you.

Thank you for your interest in working at Minor Figures.
We love people and love reading about who they are. At Minor Figures, everyone is invited and we want them to feel like they can be their authentic, free-spirited and passionate selves. 

So, we'd love to know more about you. Tell us why you'd love to become part of the team here and why you are interested in this position.

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