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August 14, 2006
Adobe ColdFusion Engineering is Hiring

The ColdFusion Server engineering team in Newton, MA is hiring. Recognizing that employees are at the core of our success, Adobe recruits and retains highly qualified and motivated individuals, creates an environment where they can innovate and achieve their best, and rewards them for their performance by giving them an opportunity to share in the company’s success.


We’re looking for a razor sharp coder who is driven to make a serious contribution to the implementation of one of the most innovative, broadly used and respected Internet Application products currently under development in the world. You will be responsible for development of key Adobe ColdFusion technologies used by literally hundreds of thousands of developers around the world to build rich, high-performance web and Internet applications.  In this role you will work on design and implementation of ColdFusion product features. Demonstrated multi-threaded server development expertise, outstanding software engineering skills and the ability to design and develop independently as well as in tight collaboration with other engineers are required.  Over and above what a “regular” commercial server software engineer is capable of, because of ColdFusion’s unique customer base and mantra to “make hard stuff easy”, you possess the natural ability (the “art”) to produce beautifully simple, elegant but fully enterprise-class capable, scalable and extensible solutions.  You must be able to successfully deliver on aggressive timelines and work in an environment where agility is valued, change is embraced and passionate engineering discussions over how to best serve the customer are encouraged. 


Design, document and develop robust, scalable system architectures. Work with other developers in the team to develop features within a common architecture.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to produce effective, concise specifications and documentation as part of the design and development process.
  • Strong software development skills including data model design and the creation of well-engineered code. Strong object oriented design and coding skills are a must.
  • Capable of contributing in a fast paced, integrated product team environment.
  • Extremely proactive about building the best software possible.
  • Knowledge of Java and J2EE is required.
  • Knowledge of Web Service standards (SOAP, WSDL) is a major plus.
  • Knowledge of ColdFusion and CFML and familiarity with the ColdFusion developer community preferred.
  • Knowledge of Ajax frameworks, Flash, Flex and other Rich Internet Application development technologies are a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related engineering discipline.
  • 4+ years of recent experience working on data-intensive coding tasks.
  • Experience building web applications and working with application servers and databases
  • Solid appreciation of software engineering principles such as software lifecycles, version control and configuration management - while remaining flexible and agile.

Adobe believes personal fulfillment and company success go hand in hand, sustaining one another. In fact, our dynamic, rewarding working environment is well known – including seven consecutive years on FORTUNE magazine’s "100 Best Companies to Work For" and other, similar accolades. By hiring the very best and brightest, Adobe continues to be a simply better place to work – creating a dynamic environment today and providing incentives for future achievement.

If you (or somone you know) fit the bill, feel free to shoot a resume to me directly: dcooper@adobe.com.