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Font Engineer

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1 year contract on-site at client location
Pay: Up to 45/hr. DOE

An innovative leader in consumer electronics and technology is looking for a candidate who is as passionate about impacting the world as they are. Centered at the technological hub of the Santa Clara Valley, this company is looking for a Font Engineer for up to a 12 month assignment. They are looking for someone creative, engaging, and determined: Someone who changes things. Are they looking for you?

As part of the Type team, the engineer will become intimately familiar with Font technologies used by the software team. Seeking an engineer with a strong foundation in the structure of international fonts. Experience with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic a big plus.
Education:
BS in Computer Science or equivalent required. The position does not require a “font designer” although the individual must be familiar with the principles of font design.

Key Qualifications:
- Working on production of fonts in various scripts.
- Use of font editing tools such as FontLab, Glyphs.app and command line tools. - Use of SVN source management system.
- Creation and editing of glyphs using bezier outline editors.
- Adjustment of geometry and metrics of fonts.
- Assembly of fonts from multiple glyphs sources.
- Testing of Web fonts in different browsers and platforms.
- Testing fonts in Adobe apps.

Additional Requirements:
Experience with development tools on Mac. Knowledge of Unicode principles a must. Familiarity with OpenType or AAT layout tables. Familiarity with Web font formats and testing. Familiarity with font performance requirements and shaping tables for Adobe apps.

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