Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

    • San Jose, CA

Our Company



Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe's all about. We give everyone-from emerging artists to global brands-everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. We're passionate about empowering people to craft alluring and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.

We're on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to building exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!

The Challenge



Love typography and want to contribute to open source fonts and software projects? If so, we've got just the opportunity! Even if you are new to the world of fonts, if you've ever been interested in learning more about them, we'll be happy to teach you on the job.

We in the Fonts Evolution team are responsible for the production of Adobe Originals typefaces as well as the development of the Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType (AFDKO). We also chip in on a variety of other projects inside and outside of Adobe. We're looking for a developer to help us ensure the quality of the fonts and tools we produce.

What you will do



Develop and extend test code and test automation for font-related projects. Contribute code to open source projects, especially the AFDKO, Font Bakery, and fontTools. Write test scripts using the AFDKO and other font engineering tools for internal testing and commercial production of fonts. Build new tools.

What you need to succeed

  • Proficiency coding in Python or C/C++ (preferably both).
  • Proven experience with source control, especially git.
  • Experience with continuous integration systems, such as AppVeyor, CircleCI, Azure Pipelines, Jenkins, or Travis CI.
  • Proven experience with code coverage tools and software test frameworks.


Massive bonus points for

  • Proven deep knowledge of font internals. Experience with open source font-related projects, such as the AFDKO, Font Bakery, fontTools, FreeType, HarfBuzz, or OpenType Sanitizer.


At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.

If you're looking to make an impact, Adobe's the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the meaningful benefits we offer.

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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