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Kitware OSTP Software Developer in Clifton Park, New York

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 , , , , and . 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 onsite 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 B.S. Degree in computer science or computer engineering by Spring 2023 (December 2022 graduates will be considered).
Demonstrable programming experience from undergraduate projects or internships
Some experience programming in either C++ or Python.
Strong communication skills
Due to contractual restrictions, only candidates that are US Persons (citizens, permanent residents, asylees or refugees) will be considered for this position.
Kitware will not now or in the future sponsor OSTP applicants for any employment visa status.

Preferred Qualifications:
Existing experience with open source software development a plus.

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 generous 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.

To be in compliance with the requirements for federal government contractors, all Kitware new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. Kitware will consider exceptions for religious and medical reasons, where appropriate. "Fully vaccinated" means you must have both doses of a 2-dose vaccine and two weeks have elapsed since the second dose, or have received 1 dose of a 1-dose vaccine and two weeks have elapsed since the dose. Proof of your vaccination status in the form of a copy of a CDC vaccine card, or notice of approval of a religious or medical exemption by Kitware human resources, must be submitted prior to your start date.