GeekWork: Great jobs at Clean Power Research, Zillow, F5, ExtraHop and more

Clean Power Research, a San Francisco-based company that builds software products to power renewable energy, split into two branches in 2008. The research branch remained in San Francisco. The newer consulting branch landed in Kirkland, Wash. — where it continues to grow. Clean Power Research is looking for a Software Development Lead to direct a small… Read More


Geek of the Week: Software engineer Eli White makes the world his workspace

Software engineers are in high demand, and Eli White had no shortage of opportunities upon graduating from University of Washington in December 2013, after interning at Google and Airbnb, and spending almost two years at Microsoft. His experience also included a wide range of personal projects — including a World of Warcraft bot, light tubes that flashed… Read More


GeekWork: Great jobs at F5, Zillow, Avalara, and more

F5 Networks is a quiet tech giant, but many of us rely on its infrastructure every day. The company, which helps online services and cloud applications run smoothly, employs over 3,300 people, pulls in $1.5 billion in annual revenue and has a market value of more than $8.6 billion. Despite competition from cloud services, F5 is going strong,… Read More


Job vacancies surge in Washington state, now taking longer to fill open positions

A new report out today from Washington state’s Employment Security Department confirms what many companies in the burgeoning tech industry already know. It’s getting harder to recruit workers, and it’s taking longer to fill open positions. The latest Job Vacancy and Hiring Survey Report indicates that job vacancies increased by 23 percent in the fall… Read More


A normal job vs. an adventure

At the beginning of the 1900’s, Ernest Shackleton was merely a third officer in an expedition to the South Pole. He was sent home early for health reasons. Determined to make it work again, he put out an ad in 1907 that stated: “Men Wanted…for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete… Read More

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Jobaline raises $7M to expand hourly jobs marketplace to 50 cities in six months

Jobaline, a bilingual marketplace that helps businesses hire dishwashers, construction workers, mechanics, landscapers and janitors, has closed a second round of funding totaling $7 million. The Kirkland, Wash-based startup will use the money to expand from the 10 cities it operates in today to 50 of the top metropolitan areas by the end of the year. Jobaline’s… Read More

Geoffrey Moore at the Technology Alliance luncheon.

Geoffrey Moore: How the tech industry is killing the middle class and what to do about it

Software may be “eating the world” as the saying goes. But that tectonic shift may not be a good thing for the U.S. middle class, accelerating its demise and threatening its existence. Those were some of the eye-opening remarks delivered Monday afternoon by author Geoffrey Moore at the Technology Alliance’s annual State of Technology Luncheon…. Read More


Gov. Inslee ‘disappointed’ as Boeing moves up to 1,200 tech jobs out of Washington state

Aerospace giant Boeing is restructuring its Research & Technology Unit, shifting between 800 to 1,200 jobs from Washington state to new R&D locations in Huntsville, Ala.; Southern California; St. Louis and North Charleston, S.C. “We are reorganizing and realigning our research-and-technology operations to better meet the needs of our Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security business… Read More


Glassdoor raises $50 million, tops 22 million members

Glassdoor, which compiles salary and workplace data on more than 300,000 companies, has raised $50 million in financing from Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Benchmark, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures and DAG Ventures. Total funding now stands at $92 million. Founded in 2007 by former Expedia execs Rich Barton, Robert Hohman and Tim Besse, Glassdoor plans… Read More


Washington reports 9,500 job losses: Unemployment rate consistent for past 2 months

The latest stats from the state’s Employment Security Department show Washington’s unemployment rate staying consistent over the past two months despite the first job losses in nearly two years. The unemployment rate went from 7 percent in August down to 6.9 percent in September, before coming back up to 7 percent last month. However, after 22… Read More


New “Jobs” trailer backed by Macklemore remix

The latest trailer for the Steve Jobs biopic is out, and as before, Ashton Kutcher’s performance as the titular character is backed by “Can’t Hold Us” by Seattle’s own Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. This time, though, the sound editors have decided to take some liberties with the original composition, emphasizing “Return of the Mac(k)” as… Read More


Microsoft sees big jump in support and consulting jobs, coinciding with Windows 8

Here’s another interesting tidbit from Microsoft’s Form 10-K filing with the SEC: The company reports that its internal ranks of product support and consulting services employees swelled to 21,000 people — an increase of 3,000 people or 17 percent in that category when compared to last year’s filing. The increase came as Microsoft released Windows… Read More


GeekWork: Sweet gigs from WhitePages, RealNetworks, Expedia and more!

Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to check out our new jobs marketplace: And, if you haven’t, check out this introductory post from the beta launch last week. We’re excited about this new offering for GeekWire, and anticipate it will simplify the search experiences for both employers and job seekers. To get you in the swing of things, here… Read More