Our client's Marketing Communications group oversees all advertising and marketing to ensure the flawless development and execution of world-class communications.
In the role of Font Developer you will build fonts for the client's marketing needs worldwide to ensure a cohesive and quality typographic experience for customers across all marketing communications.
You will join a team of specialists who ensure high-quality design standards for brand identity graphics and typography.
You have a track record of collaborating with designers and engineers to develop fonts.
You have deep understanding of font development and editing tools such as FontLab5 Studio, Glyphs, FontForge and or RoboFont.
You have a passion for typography and experience with non-Latin and complex scripts for an international audience.
You have good technical skills and experience with source management systems, preferably Git and Subversion (SVN).
You can follow the special requirements of Mac Software Engineering for font source management as well as font security protocols.
You can work effectively with creative directors to achieve desired results for brand typography.
You have scripting skills, preferably Python.
You are familiar with command line editing tools such as AFDKO, TTX Fonts Tools and/or client's Font Tool Suite (FTX)
You can ensure that our fonts work effectively across a wide variety of marketing media including web fonts, OEM print requirements, video, AR.
You understand SWQA methodology for multi-platform web fonts and desktop fonts.
You can receive font sources from regional developers and integrate them with the client's Latin font used on marketing communications.
You are familiar with tools such as TTX FontTools, Font Maker and Fontbakery to create reliable cross-platform infrastructures.
You possess excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
You possess strong familiarity with Unicode principles.
Your past experience with Adobe, OpenType, and ATT shaping and layout tables is a plus.
Maintains a wide range of font repositories for marketing communications fonts' requirements such as .ttc, .ttf .otf. .woff, etc.
Builds marketing communication fonts to meet both standard and unique format
Works with designers, engineers, and producers to launch new regional fonts as client expands its marketing worldwide.
Works multi-functionally to respond to and fix bugs, iterate on existing font features, and launch new features, from concept to deployment.
Finds ways to optimize and improve existing pipeline and tools to help improve the delivery of Interactive web fonts.
Explore new font technologies such as variable fonts that will improve delivery systems and web page performance.
Explore technical options as they become available for subsetting CJK web fonts dynamically.
Works with design teams to support the brand typography experience worldwide.
Promotes software development standard methodologies and upholds team standards.
A Bachelor's degree or at least four years of relevant industry experience is preferred.