What defines Kitware

Kitware is built on the potential of open source software to solve research problems.  Being a part of, and developing, the open source community is important to our mission.  That’s why we devote time to teaching at local universities, mentoring the next generation, and furthering open source projects around the world.

But it’s Kitwareans who help realize this potential through their passion and drive.  Our people are creative, talented, and dedicated to their fields.  Technical staff drive excellence in software development innovation and research into open-source software solutions, while our support staff drive development of the business and help unify our culture and operations.

Does any of the below sound like somewhere you’d like to be?  If the answer is yes, apply for one of our open positions.

  • Technical Excellence: Work with some of the best software developers and computational scientists in the world.
  • Collaboration: We all have our specialties, but Kitware is one team. Partner with team members, leadership, world-renowned universities and laboratories, and international communities to build better solutions.
  • Passion: Work on projects that feed the fire within and are supported by leadership who coach and inspire.
  • Independence: We take ownership of our work and are encouraged to pursue new ideas and challenge the status quo.
  • Meaningful Work: At Kitware, we are developing cutting-edge technology that has a real impact. Sure, most companies provide some kind of value to our lives and keeps our economy spinning.  What sets us apart is the innovation and change our work drives in the medical computing, HPC & visualization, computer vision, software process, and data & analytics fields.  At the end of day, Kitware’s efforts help doctors to diagnose and treat illnesses, soldiers to stay out of danger, and scientists to visualize their research.

Interviewing with us

While we promote a fun, balanced workplace, we take our interview and selection process seriously.  It’s extremely important that there is the right fit.  This is also a two-way street; we want you to get familiar with what we offer just as much as having you show as what you can bring to Kitware.

The interview process has multiple phases.  Normally we start with a phone interview or two, then if things are looking good it’s on to a site visit.  This is when you really get a chance to shine.  Candidates are asked to prepare a presentation to highlight their education, experiences, projects, and expertise.  Then it’s off to one-on-one interviews with a variety of Kitware representatives, including management, human resources, researchers, and department team members.  It’s not easy, but then again nothing worthwhile is.  We want to take the time to get to know you as a person, and have you walk away excited about the possibilities with our company.

Being informed starts well before interview day.  Get to know our software platforms.  Browse our blog.  Learn about “How to Interview for an Open Source Job”.  And don’t be shy about asking as many questions of us as we’ll have for you!

Where to find us (in the real world)

If you’re interested in learning more about Kitware or getting to know us a bit better before applying, we’re happy to meet up with you at one of the many events we attend. This is a chance to talk tech, geek out over your research interests, and possibly setup an in-person interview.

Alternatively, if you’re a student and not quite ready to apply, but are doing some exciting research, let us know and we could bring you onsite to present your work at a technical lunch for the rest of the company. This is a great opportunity for you to get a feel for Kitware and for us to explore how your work fits into what we do.

For Kitwareans, working in a great office is only half of the appeal.  Kitware’s offices are also located in some great communities.

Clifton Park is part of the larger Tech Valley Region in New York State. The area is home to fast-paced software development research, internationally-recognized chip fabrication facilities, and renowned academic institutions such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Clifton Park is just 30 minutes from the Adirondack Mountains, and conveniently close to major urban scenes in Boston, New York City, and Montreal.

Carrboro, North Carolina, is located near Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina, and it is part of the Research Triangle Park region. This area is widely-noted for rapid growth of high-technology focused firms, and for being home to several excellent universities, including Duke and NC State. The vitality in the area makes it a fun place to live, and Carrboro is also known for being a cultural hub full of award-winning restaurants and a vivid scene of music, theatre, and art.

Santa Fe is the fourth-largest city and the commercial and cultural heart of New Mexico. Since 1943, the city has had a strong association with science and technology, and it serves as a gateway to Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, the Santa Fe Institute for physical, biological, economic, and political sciences, and the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR). The area also boasts crisp and temperate temperatures across all seasons, scenic views of the Santa Fe Mountains, a vibrant and expanding economy, the nation’s second largest arts market, and a growing center for clean, renewable energies.

Lyon, France is home to Kitware SAS, established in 2010. It’s the second-largest metropolitan area in France after Paris and is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region. Lyon is known as a major center for industries relating to chemical research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and software development. The region features more than 20 museums, a lively shopping district, and opportunities for excursions (the nearby vineyards make for a lovely afternoon trip, or so our French colleagues have told us.)

So, take a look at our open positions, many times we’re flexible as to where you work!