I apologise in advance for posting on a technical site for InDesign developers, but our company (Dorling Kindersley) is looking for a full-time permanent developer to join our team. I've been looking for some months now and I would really appreciate some advice on where or how InDesign scripters look for work, as our role is quite specialised.
We can offer an attractive package and although I'm biased as I work there, Dorling Kindersley really is a nice place to work - fun, friendly and super creative. I would welcome advice or for someone to approach me if they're interested.
It's advertised as full-time and permanent but for the right candidate we can offer flexible working conditions.
Publishing Technologies Software Developer (permanent role)
We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual keen to join our Creative Technical Support team, to create, maintain and enhance software tools for our creative and operations teams around the globe. This is a permanent full-time role.
Each tool is a script or collection of scripts that allows DK to automate their creative workflows, from checks that spreads and covers have been created correctly to automated deployment of colour settings.
The ideal candidate will have solid experience of using scripting to command Mac OS and Adobe products, have strong analytical skills and be curious, patient and willing to learn new skills. If you have design, publishing or print experience this will be an asset, but we can help fill in the gaps with training and guidance. You’ll need to be a ‘people’ person as most of the people you’ll come into contact with won’t have a software development background.
Not only do you get to work next door to Covent Garden, in the heart of London, but you’ll be welcomed into a small team of friendly and irreverent geeks, who are experts in Adobe applications and workflows and helping creative teams overcome their technical problems. Lunchtimes are often spent getting out and sampling the local cuisine in the vast number of restaurants and eateries around the office.
You’ll get to work in a relaxed, sociable and friendly environment, working alongside our award-winning creative staff to develop their ideas for tools and get satisfaction from freeing them up to be even more creative.
Experience of working with Macs and Adobe applications preferred
Other programming skills and experience an advantage, e.g. Applescript, Adobe InDesign Document Object Model, XML structure, TDD, Shell Script, Obj-C, C++ and Xcode
Ability to learn new technologies swiftly
Why work for DK?
DK is an award-winning global publisher of distinctive, highly visual products for adults and children alike. We have a reputation for producing innovative design and digital products.
Everything we make from books, eBooks and apps give unrivalled clarity to topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect.
We produce content for consumers in over 52 countries and 42 languages from offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York and Toronto. We celebrate our 40th birthday this year, and we are enormously proud to be the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher.
You’ll be joining an awesome and highly talented, diverse and creative team, in an environment where everyone is encouraged to learn and coach new skills, as well as having the opportunity to grow and develop with people who are passionate about what they do.