Tuesday, February 28, 2006


I snag first post! I guess that's the benefit of actually creating the blog. Currently, all of us Blue Dot is aflutter. We're in a "serious bug-fixing smashmouth brawl" trying to get our most recent release ready for primetime. My job is to file them faster than people can resolve them. We know we're getting close to launch when I can't keep up with the fixes. Those folks lucky enough to have been invited to BDHQ for our little party last week got a sneak peek at what's coming. They also drank all the wine and beer in the house. Nice work folks! This is a big release - a really big release - and we appreciate all of our beta users and your patience. We've wanted to get this "just right" before opening it up to the real world and I think we're getting to a place where we feel really proud of what we've built. For now, Dot a lot, send us feedback, and we'll continue to work to get things the way we all want them to be. Cheers.

Available Jobs

Who we are:

Blue Dot is a privately funded software company located in Seattle, WA, dedicated to enabling “Social Discovery” online. Our product is designed to change the way people interact with each other - both online and in the real world. We believe it will open up a whole new field of web exploration and communication capabilities. We're small, we work hard, and we're really excited about what we're building. We’re currently looking for highly talented and motivated software engineers who love solving challenging problems and building elegant solutions. The team is focusing on a number of areas, including cutting-edge algorithms, highly scalable architectures, and building UI that people actually have a desire to interact with. If you’ve got the skills, are passionate about improving the experience of millions of users, and enjoy working in a fun environment that encourages mentoring, learning, and open communication, we have a place for you at Blue Dot.


Who we need:

Software Developer – General

We are currently seeking a seasoned developer to design and implement display and business logic components of our hosted Internet service. The ideal candidate has worked with web presentation technologies such as HTML/DHTML/Javascript/CSS and also has significant experience in designing and implementing components in object-oriented languages. The following are the additional requirements, in order of importance: • 4+ years of relevant work experience • Prior experience in building Internet-facing systems • HTML/DHTML/Javascript/CSS • SOAP • ASP.Net + IIS • C# programming Additionally, the following skills are preferred, in order of importance: • Multi-tier server architectures • Design patterns • Performance and scalability analysis • C/C++ programming • Windows programming (Win32 API) and architecture • Operations and monitoring experience A degree in Computer Science or equivalent education in a related discipline is required. Relevant work experience is an acceptable substitution for some educational requirements. We offer an excellent benefits package including: medical, dental, life, vacation, and more!


Sending us your resume:

Please email your resume to “recruiting [at] bluedotcorp.com” and reference the position you are interested in applying for in the subject line of your mail.