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JOB: Web developer / Hoefler & Frere-Jones

Are you a true front-end development guru with an eye for detail, strong UX instincts, and a solid understanding of how the servers come together to deliver the site? Hoefler & Frere-Jones (, a leading digital typefoundry whose body of work includes some of the world’s most beloved fonts, is looking for you.
We’re looking for candidates who love technology, want to be part of a small and growing team, and enjoy having total ownership of their work. The position offers an opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies, and to be part of the continued growth and success of a highly visible company.
The ideal candidate is an expert in JavaScript and AJAX, and naturally CSS and HTML, who thrives in a dynamic creative environment, and is comfortable working with emerging technologies. You must have an unshakable understanding of web standards and optimization, and be fluent with server-side coding/web frameworks.
This is a full-time position that offers competitive benefits, and is located in our New York City offices.
  • A clear communicator: out loud, on paper, and in code.
  • Comfortable with task identification, work effort estimates, and work schedules for development and maintenance activities.
  • A learner. You read up on and experiment with new techniques and technologies because it’s in your nature, not because it’s a job requirement. You don’t just learn how things work, you learn why.
  • A leader. You display leadership skills such as taking proper responsibility, pursuing solutions to a problem, and displaying resourcefulness towards meeting goals. 
  • Someone who loves to make an impact, and who thrives in small, collaborative, energetic teams.
  • Someone with an aptitude for detail in all things. You exhibit an ability to focus on mundane functions of your job, but are self-motivated enough to learn new skills in order to accomplish new tasks.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 3-6+ years of industry experience using the latest HTML, JavaScript and AJAX technologies
  • Strong command of web standards, CSS-driven/table-less HTML layouts, DHTML (JavaScript 1.0-1.5, CSS1 CSS2, DOM Levels 0-2) cross-browser compatibility browser degradation strategies
  • Previous work experience with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP) development environments
  • Previous work experience with Amazon Web Services and/or cloud based architectures
  • Knowledge of optimization techniques (both in file weight and perceived/actual rendering speed), dynamic content retrieval, state management, accessibility techniques, device-portability techniques, and internationalization issues
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or applicable experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Fluency in jQuery and other JavaScript libraries, and experience building production web applications
  • Solid understanding of OOP and event-driven programming
  • Knowledge of HCI and application UI design
Interested and qualified candidates should provide a cover letter with a summary of experience specific to the requirements outlined, and a resume, to Greg Tyree at
Please do not apply for this position if you are are an offsite contractor, or a recruiter.

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Jonathan Hoefler
Hoefler & Frere-Jones, Inc.

611 Broadway, Room 725
New York, NY 10012-2608