We first announced DNSCrypt in December. And the response to the new service, which is a first-of-its-kind way to easily secure all of your DNS traffic, was inspiring. Within just days, thousands of people came forward to beta test DNSCrypt. IT security professionals, academics, remote and traveling workers from all walks of life and people who simply connect to the Internet at a coffee shop or airport from time to time. Since our launch, 10′s of 1000′s more have downloaded DNSCrypt for Mac and are running it today. The wide-scale embrace and enthusiasm affirmed what compelled us to build DNSCrypt in the first place: that there’s a gaping hole in security today that DNSCrypt can fill.
But we’ve only scratched the surface of what we want to do, and we’ve not yet delivered a version to our friends running Windows.
We first released a version for Mac, and that prioritization decision was met with many questions about our logic. I’ll shed some light here. Simply put, we’re almost exclusively a mac and unix shop here at OpenDNS and our developers were most comfortable building for what they know. But most of the world still runs Windows, and in order for DNSCrypt to have the greatest global impact and really, really increase privacy and security on a massive scale, a Windows version must be built.
That’s where you come in. We’ve ported the core DNSCrypt code over to Windows, but we’re not a Windows shop. We aren’t .NET hackers. And we need some help to get there. In fact, (literally) millions of Internet users want to use DNSCrypt on Windows today. The work we need help with will be felt by millions of people.
It’s not often in your career that you’ll be extended an opportunity like this. As a matter of fact, this could be the only opportunity you’ll ever have to make this sort of impact. You build this software, and you’re a hero.
It’s OK if you have another full-time job. We’re happy to have you on a contract or part-time basis. Or if you don’t have a full-time job and want one at OpenDNS, we’d like to talk about that opportunity, too. Because you’re a world-class developer. And because like us, you truly care about making the Internet a better, safer place and being a part of one of the greatest innovations Internet security has seen. Ever. Our compensation, benefits, and perks are first class. And, whatever development environment you need, you got it.
So email me. david at opendns dot com. Do it. Point me toward your credentials and tell me why you’re the man or woman for the job. Show me what you’ve built.
I look forward to hearing from you.