Blueprint Technologies plans to hire about eight people immediately. Jeanne O'Kelley, co-founder, president and chief executive, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.

QWhat does your company do?

AWe provide teams of highly skilled and experienced enterprise solutions architects who help plan, engineer and manage complex enterprise and software architectural initiatives for federal government clients and Global 2000 companies. We provide a tech road map that helps the client achieve their core business mission.

What do you think your employees would say are the best reasons for working at your company?

I think we've been able to retain people because they really like working with other smart and very skilled architects. There's not a lot of companies that have this focus. They also like the kind of work we do. It's challenging and interesting. That can be very rewarding.

Who owns your company?

We're privately held. We have a number of investors, including employees. Over 50 percent of our investors are women, so we are a women- owned business.

What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?

Looking over the last three years, during the downturn, we've been growing. We've doubled in size, and we're really picking up steam as we're seeing the market recover. We're looking to double again by 2005.

What are the demographics of your company?

Of the 32 employees, there are eight females and seven minorities.

What positions do you have available and what level of expertise do you want?

We have eight positions available. We're looking for business, enterprise, software and technical architects with at least eight to 10 years of experience. We also need a requirement analyst, a tools consultant and a training consultant, each with seven to 10 years of experience. We've done team-building initiatives where we rented seven sailboats out on the Chesapeake and did sailboat racing with teams of four to five per boat. It was interesting, fun and challenging. That's the kind of people that we attract: smart people who really like a challenge.