Work at Fathom

We love deeply complicated projects that take the intimate knowledge of a domain expert and make it accessible to a much wider audience. Over the past seven years, we’ve worked with large corporations, smaller non-profits, government agencies, and nearby universities. We do projects about issues we care about, like gender equality, development, education, public health, and public transportation. We build tools for scientists and help them address issues like Ebola, Lassa fever, and malaria.

We geek out about musicpitch, color perception, and the digits of pi and tau. Our side projects feed our curiosities, occasionally putting our obsessions on public display. Even though we work in code and most of our projects are interactive, our traditional design training means we still really love print. We also use it as a means to support causes we think are important.

And even though “design” is part of our company’s name, we’re a little preoccupied with math and work on large software projects. In fact, a considerable amount of our time is spent on enabling others to learn to code or create interactive and visual things.

Below we’ve listed specific job openings, though it’s worth noting that many team members define their own positions. If your background and interests align with our work, we would love to hear from you! Please send a note to hello@fathom.info containing your résumé, cover letter, and links to pertinent work.

Project Manager

We’re searching for someone who can coordinate complex projects, keep an eye on schedules, and be a point of contact along the way—both for external clients and internal product development efforts.

An ideal candidate for this role has experience within a studio setting or in a software development organization, and will be able to pick up our process quickly and improve it further as we continue to grow.

Developers

Our development team comprises hybrid folks that wear many technical hats. As a developer you’ll parse and evaluate complicated datasets, churn out iterations of prototypes, tools, and interactive pieces, and optimize user experience across devices.

We’re particularly interested if you have experience with front-end web development (building applications in HTML/CSS/JavaScript from scratch), or native development (C++), or somewhere in between (Java). Bonus points for experience with Amazon’s platforms (EC2, S3, etc) for deployment, back-end web development (Python and Flask in particular), graphics, statistics/machine learning, or even mobile development.

Designers

Our designers work with a broad range of media to create useful artifacts out of messy information. As a designer, you’ll compose data-driven stories, interfaces for exploring information, and large-scale visualizations.

Exceptional candidates can independently prototype their compositions with code and have portfolios with examples of presenting complex data to a wide variety of audiences.

Writers & Researchers

We’re looking for storytellers with a passion for finding narratives in data. This role requires experience hunting down trends in complex data sets, conducting contextual research on a variety of topics, simplifying information and outlining how it can transfer to an interactive environment, and writing copy for digital and print settings.

We’re especially interested in people who also have experience in project management, copy editing, statistics, or accommodating stories for different environments (blogs, podcasts, marketing materials, and so on).

Send your résumé, cover letter, and links to pertinent work to hello@fathom.info.

About Fathom

Fathom Information Design, in Boston, MA, works with clients to explain complex data through interactive tools and software for mobile devices, the web, and large format installations. Founded in 2010 by Ben Fry, Fathom partners with Fortune 500s and non-profit organizations across sectors, including health care, education, financial services, media, technology, and consumer products.

For additional information please contact hello@fathom.info.