Monday, June 27, 2005

Wanna Hack On Bloglines For A Living?

So at the Webmaster World Search Conference last week I was on a panel with Jeremy Zawodny, and he mentioned that he gets a LOT of response when he posts Yahoo! job opportunities on his blog, even better than Yahoo! HR gets when they post the same job elsewhere.

I guess it's just a matter of putting those sort of things in front of the right audience, a lot of the people you'd like to hire for that kind of job already read his blog, whereas they probably don't happen to read the Yahoo! job listings nearly as often.

Coincidentally, we're looking for some engineers at Bloglines, and I bet a fair number of the people who read this blog are the type of people we'd like to hire, so I figured I'd throw it out there.

So if you're a C/C++ hacker with experience in web applications, Unix systems, open source software, and are generally pretty comptetent, I'd sure like to hear from you. It'd also be great if you know your way around modern weblog technology. The jobs are located in our Los Gatos office, so people local to the bay area would be great, but as you can see from the fact that they hired me, that isn't a requirement, as long as you're willing to move here your current location isn't a hard requirement by any stretch of the imagination.

Oh yeah, the job listing...

Senior Software Engineer, Bloglines

I believe we're also looking for non-senior people, but I can't find the listing for that one. Just look at the senior position and lop off the word "Senior" and a couple of years worth of experience and you'll get a good idea what the requirements are for that job.

If you think either of those job descriptions sound like you, please send a copy of your resume to my work address (grooney at askjeeves dot com) and I'll make sure it gets to the right people.