The Opportunity

Do you have a passion for pixel-perfect web solutions, solving problems at scale, and building complex systems? Adobe Design is seeking a Tooling Engineer to join our Spectrum Design System team. We bridge design and technology, providing Adobe with tools, infrastructure, and services that enable design perfection across a range of products.

For this role, full-stack web skills are needed to create, deploy, and integrate the design data for Spectrum. This includes the tokens, assets, and documentations that Spectrum authors, publishes, and distributes. Spectrum’s system integrates with tools, frameworks and services across Adobe. You will also help create and support the tooling that validates usage of our design data, ensuring Spectrum has been accurately implemented.

Team members participate in key planning activities, such as feature discovery, system architecture, requirements definition, project scope, and delivery. Overall, you will have direct ownership and play a key role in ensuring Spectrum is available for our customers in a timely, stable, and scalable way.

In this role, you will:

Build cool cross-cultural technology. You’ll work on a diverse and living toolset that solves real problems for designers and engineers.

Have meaningful ownership. You’ll make important decisions about how we build and grow, and have a strong say in what we build next. Your ability to find, assess, and develop new opportunities will be essential to our team.

Grow. You’ll sharpen your skills and learn how to take ownership of important aspects of our system.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with the Spectrum design team to build and maintain the Spectrum ecosystem toolchain
  • Understand and derive data from designs, map data to abstractions, integrate design data into engineering tools
  • Work with product designers and engineering teams to understand requirements, communicate engineering concerns back to Design, and validate implementation accuracy
  • Encourage and support contributions to our works from Adobe’s open-development community

What you’ll bring to the team

Must haves:

  • Solid experience with full stack application development. This should include RDBMS and No-SQL database systems, common server and middleware platforms, basic principles of CMS based solutions, and typical software design practices. (3+ years)
  • Experience with DevOps strategy and execution, including build automation, CI/CD systems, testing, service deployment, and security integration (2+ years)
  • Proficiency in common Web UI development practices, include web standards, CSS architecture, build system pre and post processors, cross-browser strategies, responsive design, and common UX patterns (3+ years)
  • Solid knowledge of the Node.js ecosystem and npm package development (2+ years)
  • Experience with git and GitHub, the process of contribution to open development, and performing peer code reviews
  • Practice working closely with designers, including a strong understanding of how to convert a design into code
  • A pragmatic, collaborative and open-minded outlook, and a high degree of comfort working in a fast-paced environment
  • A Computer Science degree or equivalent

Nice to haves:

  • A strong sense of design and familiarity with how design systems are being applied in modern product development
  • Experience using of headless CMS systems and creating content publishing systems.
  • Knowledge of web accessibility, WAI standards, and WA testing

How to Apply

To be considered for this role, please submit a resume. Include examples of work you feel demonstrates you have the skills needed to succeed.

About Adobe Design

Adobe Design creates tools that amplify the world’s ability to create and communicate. We’re a global team of designers, researchers, prototypers, content strategists, program managers, and more who work across Adobe’s three product lines: Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud.