Microsoft Text/Font Program Manager

Microsoft has an opening for a text/font Program Manager in the Windows International team’s font technology group, which drives language and typography support in Windows. It’s a relatively senior position, “to figure out Uniscribe, RichEdit, and other text infrastructure pieces.”

Here is the job description. It sounds pretty cool.

It’s funny, “program manager” means different things in different companies. At Microsoft it means somebody who has deep technical understanding of the area, and makes functional decisions and writes specs for engineering. Adobe’s closest equivalent would be “product manager” I think.

Thomas Phinney

Adobe type alumnus (1997–2008), now VP at FontLab, also helped create WebINK at Extensis. Lives in Portland (OR), enjoys board games, movies, and loves spicy food.

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