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Foursquare Hunting for a BlackBerry Developer in NYC


When Foursquare first came to the BlackBerry the app was pretty bare bones and has come a long way since. They have been doing a good job of updating it but @AlexKinsella, Project Manager @RIM for App World, point out that Foursquare is looking for some help on the BlackBerry development work. (Thx Tashanna)

They posted the following job on jobscore:

BlackBerry Developer at Foursquare in New York, NY

Foursquare is seeking experienced BlackBerry developers to help architect, build, iterate and manage our broad set of mobile application and website products. You will be part of a fast-paced team driving ongoing product iteration and working in the highly competitive space of consumer-facing location-based services. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fluid start-up environment and will bring an energetic, fun and creative approach to their work.

This job will be based in our headquarters in the East Village of New York City. We offer a competitive compensation package including equity options for all employees.

Key responsibilities

  • Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative, consumer-facing mobile products
  • Continually offer thought-leadership and dependable execution ability in a high-paced environment characterized by ongoing iteration and product pushes
  • Play a key role in product development, help shape direction of foursquare feature set


  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of professional software development experience, java or c++ preferred
  • Minimum 1-2 years of BlackBerry or J2ME mobile software development experience
  • Solid understanding of the intricacies of the BlackBerry platform, including:
    • Data request model
    • Building custom UI and layout controls
    • Compatibility across a range of screen types and OS levels
    • Familiarity with the BlackBerry application lifecycle
  • Proficient in the following technologies:
    • Java language and related frameworks
    • Multi-Threading and memory management specific to mobile devices
    • Understanding of caching mechanisms
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  1. Nice test comments there Ronen… 🙂

    “Solid understanding of the intricacies of the BlackBerry platform”
    That’s gonna be a tall order!
    So much in flux right now.

  2. I can’t wait to see what they do with it.

  3. I love Foursquare, I market my shop through them and it works!

  4. i realy have to be honest, i knowzz not wat it does….

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