Dovetail is looking for a Junior to Midlevel Developer

Edit 8/22/2008:  We had a good response to this and other postings, and we’ve filled the position.  I’m sorry, but I don’t expect us to grow again anytime soon.


The take away from this is that we have an open slot for a junior developer, and we’d like to fill that slot with somebody who wants to grow.  Josh and I were talking yesterday about our experiences coming up and how we effectively received zero mentorship.  I think our Dovetail team is positioned to be a great place for developers to grow in skill and experience.  For that matter, Austin is a great place to be a .Net developer because of the richness of our developer community.

I’m just going to copy Chad’s announcement:

Work for one of the most progressive development shops in the US. This is an opportunity to work with some of the leaders in the .NET/C# space including Jeremy Miller and our recent addition, Joshua Flanagan – both senior designers and architects with tons of experience. We’re building a new software product line using pioneering practices and technologies, such as:

  • Test-driven development
  • Continuous integration
  • Behavior-driven design
  • Domain-driven design
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • C# 3.0, .NET 3.5, Visual Studio 2008
  • SQL 2005
  • NHibernate 2.x
  • LINQ2NHibernate
  • StructureMap
  • WatiN
  • StoryTeller, FIT

Who we’re looking for || Dovetail Software is staffing a new team for an innovative software project. We’re looking for junior- to mid-level software developers with demonstrable C# (preferably .NET 2.0 or later) and HTML/CSS experience (not necessarily ASP.NET, just web development in general). Any experience with test-driven development or automated unit testing in general is a huge plus.  Also, participation in the community (attendance of events, avid blog reader + commenter, or maybe you even have a blog yourself) will put you firmly in the running for this position. We’re looking for people that believe learning and continuous improvement are primary responsibilities of a software developer. We’re hiring motivated people for a terrific opportunity with a team of recognized .NET and agile community leaders.

Our development methodology || We are an Agile shop (Scrum/XP). We work in short iterations, not long crushing release cycles. We have a collaborative relationship with our customers. We write tests before we write functional code to clarify our design intentions. We keep the build clean. We work in an environment that maximizes communication to minimize the volume of spec documents. We build software that can effectively respond to change. We use open source tools where appropriate, and Microsoft tools where they make sense. We have executive support and visibility all the way up to the owner of the company.

About Dovetail Software || Serving companies since 1995, Dovetail Software develops CRM products for global 1000 enterprises. Our product, Dovetail CRM, is a comprehensive customer service and support, logistics management, customer self service, and knowledge management suite. Dovetail is a small company with big customers and great benefits for its employees. Our outstanding compensation package includes company-assisted health, dental, and life insurance, matching 401k, and more.

About Austin || Placing second in the Large Cities Creativity Ranking, Austin is recognized as a city with a thriving music scene, ethnic and cultural diversity, endless outdoor recreations, and a great nightlife. It’s a nationally recognized center for technology innovation—home to 3,200 tech companies with 98,000 employees.

Email us and tell us why you’d make a great addition to our team:

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at
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  • Hire Developer

    I really like this kind of job postings. It is very useful to job seekers as well as those who are looking to hire. Really it simply super.

  • Sohan

    I really liked the job posting and I wish if I were in US I could go for it. Anyway, good luck to the new hire!

  • Rui Santos

    It was a “shot in the dark”…
    Job oportunities like that are virtually zero around here, and I hate working if can’t learning something new.


  • Steven Evans

    Wow! The opportunity sounds great. Perfect timing too as I’m looking to change jobs. So my resume’s on it’s way!

  • Jeremy D. Miller


    I’m sure you already know the answer, but I’m sorry, we don’t have the resources to pull that off.

  • Rui Santos

    Would you consider a foreign person! I ‘m willing to cross the Atlantic …

  • Dale Smith

    I misread this heading – for a moment, I thought you were looking for a Medieval Developer. I know quite a few of them. If you’re interested, just let me know.

  • Chris Holmes

    I echo NotMyself’s comments. I’d jump at the chance if I were not married. But my wife’s roots run so deep I fear they don’t end.

    Good luck finding someone Jeremy; I know you guys will. It’s too good of an opportunity not to.

  • NotMyself

    I would give my left testicle to work in an environment like this. To bad you guys are located in Austin. Great city, but I would never talk my wife into moving there.