I was just reading on Raanan’s blog that after the success of WordPress for the iPhone, Automattic is now looking for a full time mobile engineer/developer. From their job page, it looks like they are hoping to develop open source mobile products for multiple mobile platforms including the BlackBerry!!! If you develop for multiple mobile platforms or know somebody who does, they may want to apply.
From the job description:
Take WordPress and other Automattic projects to the small screen by developing Open Source mobile products for multiple mobile platforms. Work on apps for Android, Pre, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, iPhone, and other platforms using such interfaces like our XML-RPC API. The kind of person we are looking for would have:
- Strong programming skills in multiple languages including Cocoa and Java.
- Experience in developing and launching a popular mobile application.
- Familiarity with the iTunes App store process.
- Passion for blogging and a deep understanding of WordPress and the XML-RPC API.
- Solid writing and communication skills.
- Good product instincts and user experience chops.
- Open Source project experience.