OSTP Software Developer

Clifton Park, New York
Technical – Software Solutions /
Full Time /
Team Description:
Kitware’s Open Source Software Technology Program (OSTP) seeks to recruit hard-working, talented, and curious new graduates with Computer Science and Computer Engineering bachelor’s degrees to work on exciting open-source projects at Kitware while earning a master’s degree in Computer Science. The OSTP is a three-year program in which members will be employed by and rotate through different groups at Kitware, learning open-source processes and building technical leadership skills while completing the master’s degree.
About the Projects:
The program allows bachelor-level graduates to gain valuable real-world expertise in open-source software development and earn a master’s degree while earning a competitive salary. Members of the OSTP will learn to develop innovative open-source software platforms with global impact in the areas of computer vision, scientific computing, data and analytics, medical computing, and software solutions. The OSTP requires both work and study over the three-year program period; program members must work 32 hours per week onsite at our Clifton Park, NY office during college semesters and approximately 40 hours per week on-site during summers. 

Subject to our tuition reimbursement payback requirements, Kitware will reimburse 100% of educational expenses for the master’s degree (including tuition, books, equipment, fees, and supplies). This position is only available at our Clifton Park, NY location. 

In this Position You Will:

    • Gain a deep understanding of what it takes to create and maintain powerful open-source software platforms.
    • Learn the technical and business knowledge to become leaders at Kitware.
    • Be taught the fundamentals of project leadership skills and learn how to acquire funding to develop open source platforms.

Required Qualifications:

    • Completing a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering in December 2023 or Spring 2024.
    • Demonstrable programming experience from undergraduate projects or internships.
    • Programming experience in either C++ or Python.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Due to contractual requirements, this position requires US Citizenship and a willingness and ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
    • Full-time on-site work at Kitware’s office in Clifton Park, NY.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Existing experience with open source software development is a plus.
$70,000 - $80,000 a year
Company Description:
Kitware is a research and development software solutions provider with a mission to advance science, make a positive impact, and share our results all within a collaborative, employee-focused work environment that is friendly, fair, and flexible. Our work is improving healthcare outcomes, increasing national security, and advancing our national computing infrastructure. Our customers and collaborators include top universities from around the world, government organizations, national research labs, medical device manufacturers, car manufacturers, financial institutions, and many others.  

Kitware is proud to be 100% employee-owned, and Great Place to Work-Certified™.  

Additional Information:
Our team members enjoy a small company environment, flexibility in work assignments, and high levels of independence and responsibility. Besides a great work environment, our comprehensive benefits package includes a competitive compensation plan, tuition reimbursement program, flexible working hours, six weeks paid time off, 401(k), health insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, bonus plan, and free coffee, drinks, and snacks. 

Kitware actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, protected veteran status, uniformed service member status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. 

Any unsolicited resume sent to Kitware, including to Kitware's mailing addresses, fax machines or email addresses, whether directly to Kitware employees or to Kitware's applicant tracking system, will be considered Kitware property.  Kitware will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume, and will consider any candidate submitted by a recruitment agency without a fully executed contract with Kitware to have been referred free of any charges or fees.

If you need assistance with applying or interviewing for a role due to a disability or special need, please reach out directly to our HR team at hr@kitware.com at any time during the hiring process.