October 18, 2010
Update: We’re excited to have hired not one but two new MA graduates, who’ll be starting at Adobe in January. Watch for a post introducing them later. I want to thank all the people who inquired about the position; it was an impressive group!
– David L
To help keep things fresh, Adobe Systems has a program dedicated to bringing in people just out of college. As part of this program, we now have the opportunity to add someone in the Type team. If you’ve just received your Masters degree or are in your final year, you might be the person we’re looking for. Continue reading…
October 26, 2007
Microsoft has an opening for a text/font Program Manager in the Windows International team’s font technology group, which drives language and typography support in Windows. It’s a relatively senior position, “to figure out Uniscribe, RichEdit, and other text infrastructure pieces.”
Here is the job description. It sounds pretty cool.
It’s funny, “program manager” means different things in different companies. At Microsoft it means somebody who has deep technical understanding of the area, and makes functional decisions and writes specs for engineering. Adobe’s closest equivalent would be “product manager” I think.
March 8, 2007
I’ll go back to “normal” postings soon, but I thought this might be of interest to some of my regular readers.
Hoefler & Frere-Jones (H&FJ) specializes in the design and production of original typefaces for editorial, institutional, and corporate clients. We are currently looking to hire a full-time developer to assist in the production, testing, and manufacture of digital fonts.
February 11, 2007
We have two (!) open jobs for computer scientists to work on text engines at Adobe. One is a more mid-level position, and one is more of a senior architect.
If I know you personally, feel free to ping me so I can actually recommend you and pass on your resume and with any luck get a bonus from HR. Woot! If not, you can go to our jobs site (registration required) and hunt up these positions to apply directly. I believe both are located in Seattle, though there might be some flexibility on that, particularly for the senior position.
Computer Scientist – Adobe Text Engine Team (JV0107175)
January 14, 2006
This is a pretty rare event – we haven’t had an opening for font development since just after I started, in the summer of 1997. Frankly, we’ve been kind of blanketing all the usual typographic hangouts, so odds are good that if you’re qualified, you’ve already heard about this. But just in case, here’s our job posting: