Hoefler & Co. is always looking for great people.

You can learn a little of our story online. Poke around and you’ll find that we’re a well-respected industry leader, with twenty years’ work that includes some of the world’s most famous fonts — the ones that are part of the world’s most recognizable brands, its favorite things to read, and its most beloved institutions. Dig deeper and you’ll discover some remarkable things that you never knew about fonts or the people who make them: that the Museum of Modern Art has four of our typefaces in its permanent collection, that our Gotham typeface was credited with helping put Barack Obama in the White House, and that Fast Company listed us third among the fifty most innovative design companies in America.

What you won’t discover is what it’s like to work here. What it’s like to be in the company of detail-oriented fanatics, who are passionate about every part of the customer experience, from the way a typeface is designed to the ways in which it’s licensed. To be part of a close-knit family of problem solvers who bring extraordinary heart to everything they do, and share in the delights of a clever piece of code, a smart turn of phrase, or a well-designed product. To work at a small company that has a global reach, but is refreshingly free of startup jitters and management fire drills. To work together to create the things that people truly love.

We’re always on the lookout for the right people to join us on the journey forward. (And not just typeface designers: two thirds of us are programmers, web developers, marketers, managers, and salespeople.) Whatever our specialties, what unites us is an obsession to bring fine design everywhere, from websites to mobile apps to eBooks and beyond. If these are your goals too, we’d like to hear from you.


 

Technical Manager

Hoefler & Co. is seeking an experienced Technical Manager to assure the successful execution of the company’s business mission, of providing high-quality fonts to end-users on a growing number of platforms. This position requires the ability to envision the company’s offerings in the context of evolving digital environments and bleeding-edge technologies, the experience to manage the implementation of distributed web applications, and the insight to plan for risk and growth.

This is a full-time position that offers competitive benefits and is located in our New York City offices.


Key Responsibilities

Lead

  • Work with the company’s founders to identify opportunities for delivering the company’s services through existing and emerging channels, including analysis of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles
  • Make technological recommendations for both creating new service offerings and refining existing ones, in order to address developments in technology, standards, customer expectations, behavior patterns, and best practices
  • Provide technical direction for the design, development, and systems integration of projects from definition phase through implementation
  • Select and manage staff and vendors, and establish processes and standards for project development, vendor conformance, quality assurance, and performance profiling, to ensure that projects are completed in a timely and acceptable manner
  • Contribute a technical perspective to all of the company’s efforts, including product development, sales, licensing, marketing, and UX

Manage

  • Work with with product owners, project managers, and team members to help determine priorities
  • Determine effective approaches and techniques for the team, ensuring that projects are delivered within timetables and budgets
  • Provide leadership and peer review to both front- and back-end developers
  • Identify and communicate issues impacting sprint goals

Oversee

  • Manage day-to-day technical operations, including the company’s website, web services, and internal infrastructure
  • Oversee troubleshooting efforts for internal clients, either directly or through the deployment of team members or outside vendors
  • Communicate any disruptions, impacts, causes, and solutions to management as issues relating to production systems
  • Own the development lifecycle beyond launch, conducting ongoing review of platform utilization

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience as a technical leader or team manager, leading small- to medium-sized teams through the complete development cycle
  • Experience building, managing and motivating software development teams (both internal and outsourced) as well successful experience taking over existing development and IT teams
  • First-hand experience recruiting and training staff, and selecting and managing vendors
  • Experience in the cloud computing and application delivery space, including first-hand experience with new computing architectures and implementation of networked systems
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and practices
  • Previous work experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Strong command of web standards, responsive and adaptive design, progressive enhancement and graceful degradation, optimization techniques, dynamic content retrieval, state management, and techniques for accessibility and device-portability
  • Experience developing with current versions of PHP and MySQL (in a LAMP environment), JavaScript/AJAX, to build web applications that support relational databases
  • Experience developing fast-rendering reusable components using PHP, Python, jQuery, JavaScript
  • Experience with front-end automated testing tools such as Selenium WebDriver and Selenium Grid
  • Experience with build and continuous deployment tools such as Phing and Jenkins
  • Experience with tools used for distributed processing such as MapReduce and frameworks such as Hadoop
  • Experience developing secure web applications, integrating third-party services, and CDN deployment
  • Experience writing maintainable code with thorough test coverage, using Git source control, and dev/stage/prod release workflow

Strong candidates will also have:

  • Experience developing or managing SaaS projects
  • Experience working in fast-growth companies (including startups)
  • A Masters degree in Computer Science

Contact

Please send a letter and résumé to Susan Fisher at fisher@typography.com. You’re welcome to include any other material that you feel distinguishes you as a candidate.

 

Software Engineer

Hoefler & Co. is looking for talented and clear-thinking programmers to help us develop our next generation of web applications.

As a company that develops font software, Hoefler & Co. serves two constituencies: the niche market of graphic designers who buy our fonts, and the boundless audience of people who experience our fonts on screen. Working with us will give you a chance to design tight, scalable, reliable, and secure solutions, to deploy them to one of the world’s largest distributed computing platforms, and to see them experienced billions of times a day. If you’re someone who’s both self-motivated and collaborative, eager to work with a small and passionate team (at a company that both understands and values solid engineering), works well in an Agile environment, and is ready to build public-facing tools that have a genuine impact on how the world communicates, read on.

We’re looking for someone with significant experience in a LAMP environment, who’s fluent in PHP and MySQL. You should have a solid understanding of front-end conditions, too: have familiarity with HTML and CSS, know best practices for JavaScript, and coding across browsers. You should understand web optimization, have work experience with multiple web frameworks, and have developed for Amazon Web Services. Python experience is a plus, but not a requirement.

This is a full-time salaried position at our New York office, open to US citizens or those with authorization to work in the US.


Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design, development, and evolution of Hoefler & Co. web properties and applications
  • Work collaboratively with developers and UX designers to help shape solutions that integrate new capabilities and technologies that support the company’s goals
  • Make recommendations for refining existing services and creating new ones, in order to address changes in standards, customer expectations, behavior patterns, and best practices
  • Identify and evaluate appropriate back-end frameworks suitable for the delivery of new products and services
  • Follow processes and standards for project development and quality assurance, to ensure that projects are completed in a timely and acceptable manner
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of standards, emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 4+ years of industry experience developing with current versions of PHP and MySQL (in a LAMP environment), JavaScript/AJAX, to build web applications that support relational databases
  • Experience authoring fast-rendering reusable components using PHP, Python, jQuery, JavaScript
  • Experience with front-end automated testing tools such as Selenium WebDriver and Selenium Grid
  • Experience with build and continuous deployment tools like Phing and Jenkins
  • Experience with tools used for distributed processing such as MapReduce and frameworks such as Hadoop
  • Experience developing secure web applications, integrating third-party services, and CDN deployment
  • Experience writing maintainable code with thorough test coverage, using source control, and dev/stage/prod release workflow
  • Previous work experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Contact

Please send a letter and résumé to Susan Fisher at hr-webdev@typography.com. You’re welcome to include any other material that you feel distinguishes you as a candidate.

 

Hoefler & Co. is located in New York’s historic NoHo neighborhood, in The Cable Building at the corner of Broadway and Houston.

We’re near twelve subway lines: the B, D, F and M at Broadway-Lafayette, the 6 at Bleecker Street, the N and R at Prince Street, the C and E at Spring Street, and the J, Q, and Z at Canal Street.

NoHo and its surrounding neighborhoods — SoHo, Nolita, the Lower East Side, the East Village, Chinatown, and Greenwich Village — are home to some of the city’s finest architecture, its best coffeeshops, and its most sought-after food trucks.


Hoefler & Co.
611 Broadway, Room 725
New York, NY 10012-2608

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