Software Engineer in Bellevue, Washington
Arnold Blinn is a software engineer and technologist based out of the Seattle area.
Most recently he was the Chief Product Architect at GoDaddy where he was responsible for contributing to the product architecture, integration, and technical strategy of the company.
Prior to joining GoDaddy Arnold was a Partner Architect at Microsoft Corporation. He spent 17 years working on the Windows Phone, Xbox, Windows Live, and MSN in a variety of roles driving product and division level product architecture. He also ran several new product incubation teams during this time, including several domains and DNS related services that ultimately became O365 and part of Azure.
Before Microsoft Arnold was the co-founder of eShop, inc. eShop was an early pioneer in online commerce and electronic shopping. This company was acquired by Microsoft in 1996 and formed the basis of Microsoft Commerce Server.
Arnold has approximately 30 patents issued and another 30 pending in electronic commerce, digital rights management, photo manipulation, domains and other online services. He holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics (Computer Science) from Carnegie Mellon University.
Arnold has also served as a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University and serves on the advisory board for the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science.