OSTP Engineer

Job 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. 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.

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 imaging and software process. With knowledge spanning all of Kitware’s technical areas, graduates of the OSTP will have a deep understanding of what it takes to create and maintain powerful open-source scientific software platforms, with the technical and business knowledge to become leaders at Kitware and in global open-source communities. In addition, graduates will understand the funding and project leadership skills required to develop impactful platforms.
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. 

Qualifications
  • BS degree in computer science or computer engineering
  • High GPA and exceptional skills in software development
  • Acceptance into a Masters degree program in computer science at either Clarkson university or University at Albany for Fall 2020 semester
  • Existing experience with open source software development a plus
  • 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 up to 40+ hours per week onsite during summers
  • Kitware will not now or in the future sponsor OSTP applicants for any employment visa status


Company Description

Founded in 1998, Kitware is a leader in the creation and support of open-source software and state-of-the-art technology, and is one of the fastest growing software companies in the country. Kitware leverages its diverse technical expertise to provide advanced custom solutions for a host of complex technical problems. Kitware’s mission is to advance the frontiers of understanding by developing innovative open-source software platforms and integrating them into research, processes, and products. 

We partner with premier government R&D agencies such as DARPA, IARPA, AFRL, ONR, and NRL; branches of the US military; and members of the intelligence community on a range of efforts including prime contracts, SBIRs, and STTRs. In addition, we provide commercial services to companies ranging from tiny startups to Fortune 500 internet companies. By joining our team, you will be contributing your expertise to develop robust solutions for real-world, challenging problems that directly enhance our national security.
Kitware employs an open source business model to foster extended, collaborative communities, and to provide flexible, high-quality technical solutions. If you’ve used CMake, ITK, or VTK, you know our work and the impact it has on the communities we help build


Additional information

Kitware 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 generous compensation plan, flexible working hours, six weeks paid time off, 401(k), health insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, 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.


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