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We can’t promise you that every moment will be a party. But what if the time you spent at work wasn’t just going to pay the bills? Imagine clocking in to accomplish something more—something fulfilling, something exciting, and something you believed was worth doing. And sometimes, even having fun doing it!
Spiber wants to help you accomplish great things. We aren’t just an employer—we are a team of individuals working with others we respect toward goals we care about. Doing so allows us to accomplish far greater things together than we ever could alone.
Accordingly, it’s absolutely essential that our team members share our purpose and values. Just like a highly focused magnifying glass can channel a small amount of light into a white-hot point, a highly aligned team—even a small one—is capable of accomplishing great things.
Our dream is to have the largest positive impact on the world that we possibly can. All of our vision and drive is bound up in the pursuit of this one goal. Naturally, we’re passionately excited about the potential that our unique technology has for realizing a sustainable future, but the possibilities don’t end there—we think our team and culture are pretty special, too.
Of course, lots of companies say they’re different, but we like to think we’re doing something above and beyond the status quo. In fact, we’re questioning the very foundation of the employee-company dynamic itself. One example of how we’re doing that is our salary system.
We all have differences, ranging from the big to the small. These differences extend to every part of our lives, from how we live, work, and play, down to the way we contribute at the workplace and in our communities. This means that no one but you has the ability to understand and evaluate your unique situation and contributions. You’re not just a dollar sign to us, but of course you do need to get paid. But how much, exactly? We leave that up to you. Yes, you read that correctly: each individual at Spiber decides what their own salary should be, and all salaries are freely visible to everyone else in our team.
This doesn’t mean that everyone at Spiber is a millionaire. We have an obligation as members of a society with limited resources to take responsibility for the salaries we choose. Along with all the other team members in Spiber, you will creatively evaluate your salary using a variety of metrics—the company’s current circumstances; the sort of value you create; the balance between yourself, other members of your team, and society; the market average; and much more. Each person makes their own final decision, which is why it's so important for our fundamental values and goals to be aligned.
We realize that this system represents a considerable departure from how most of us have earned a living until now. It requires a great deal of consideration and self-evaluation from each of us. The process isn’t always an easy one, but we believe it provides exciting opportunities for personal responsibility and growth. It’s an experiment that’s still continuing to evolve, and we’re excited to share it with you!
We believe in creating a company environment that offers comprehensive support for our members, including providing progressive approaches to early childhood education. As part of this mission, Spiber operates two company-owned nursery facilities in Tsuruoka, Yamagata—Yamanoko home, opened in 2017 with capacity for 19 children aged 0 through 2 years, and Yamanoko, opened in 2018 with capacity for 50 children aged 0 through 5 years. These two institutions approach childcare with a basis in Spiber’s overall philosophy, engaging with children to develop sustainable ways of living.
We’re looking for individuals who:
• Can find happiness in the here and now
• Are cognizant of their role as a member within a shared, global environment
For more details regarding Yamanoko, click here.
Spiber is looking for individuals from all backgrounds to help us in our endeavor. Alignment with Spiber’s vision of maximizing our contribution to society is the most critical aspect we take into account when hiring new employees. Flexibility and a willingness to step outside of your area of specialization are also important aspects of working at Spiber.
There are some specific fields where we are particularly looking for candidates, such as:
• Finance and administration [PDF]
• Legal [PDF] • Fiber manufacturing [PDF] • Textile business development [PDF] • Sustainability [PDF]
Nonetheless, we review all applications that come in, so even if your skill set doesn’t match those in the links above, please look through the other categories and consider applying if there’s a field you think you can contribute to.
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