We are Blackdot
We are Blackdot Solutions — creators of the coolest, most cutting edge investigations software around. Our Videris platform helps tackle serious intelligence challenges like terrorism, money laundering and organised crime. We’re pretty sure you won't find a more interesting product to work on.
Join us in making the world’s most powerful investigations software, helping organisations leverage online information to tackle some of society’s biggest problems.
Blackdot started life as a risk agency. Powered by our early technology and development work, we created Videris: the best-in-class platform that helps government agencies, large corporates and the financial community in their investigations, from tracking down terrorists to identifying money launderers. Our clients rely on our tech every day, and our software means they can collect, analyse and visualise open source intelligence (OSINT) and get instant results.
Sure, it’s serious stuff, but we believe in the power of technology to do great things. Videris doesn't collect data indiscriminately and we won't sell our software to just anyone; we’re here to protect the public, use information responsibly and make sure we can all sleep at night.
We believe in...
Collectively pushing each other to do great things.
We seek out...
Ways to help one another; we are in this together.
We are working...
At the edge of innovation and know this doesn't mean we get everything right the first time.
We are committed to...
Always working alongside the smartest people in the industry.
We are willing...
To be flexible & remain nimble for the greater good of the company.
We take initiative...
To seek out ways to motivate ourselves to learn and grow more.
People for who they are and for their knowledge, skills and experience as individuals and team members.
We are passionate...
About using technology to solve interesting problems.
We are dedicated to...
Our unique product & we aim to be solutions-focused together.
Working at Blackdot
If you’re a self-starting, roll-up-your-sleeves type, Blackdot is the place for you. You’ll get to own projects that really matter, but in a collaborative environment with the spirit of a startup. No two days are the same. Monday — tackling terrorism. Tuesday — tackling table tennis. Whilst some of our work is confidential we frequently work with many household names that you will have heard of. We are a team of techies, intelligence professionals and OSINT lovers, but we don't take ourselves too seriously and we always have a laugh.
A Glimpse Into Our World
Based on skills and experience.
Bi-weekly developer days
An opportunity to focus on your L&D.
At least two great parties a year, plus pubs, barbeques, punting and table tennis on tap.
25 days, plus discretionary time off at Christmas, and the chance to carry over 10 days.
Stay fit on two wheels with our cycle to work scheme.
Upskill with access to the Enterprise Training Package.
With 3% employer contribution.
10 minutes by bike to central Cambridge — a fab tech community.
Free refreshments and snacks aplenty.
“The democratisation of information that the internet facilitates is one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. Unfortunately, that data is fragmented and exists in silo’s making it difficult for people to discover and navigate. I came to work at Blackdot because we are trying hard to break down those silos and allow our users to draw connections across these disparate resources. For me, that's a challenge worth taking on!”
Dr. Chris Stokoe
Head of Development
"The best thing about working for Blackdot is definitely the people - they're all genuinely interesting, passionate about what they do and hardworking and fun in equal measure. It's an incredibly supportive environment and I never dread coming to work."