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Product Development Opportunities

Location: Milwaukee

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join us in continuing to develop and maintain applications systems to improve efficiency of business operations. We love to work with people that have a strong sense of ownership, strong entrepreneurial mindset, a high tolerance for ambiguity, with a self-starter mentality.

The ideal candidate for this role is someone with experience in the Force.com development environment. We’re willing to supplement any deficiencies in that environment with training and education. However, the ability to develop in Force.com is required to succeed. Individuals that are hardworking, good communicators that can work collaboratively and isolated will do exceedingly well.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, code, test and debug internal/custom applications.
  • Read, write and maintain design specifications.
  • Translate business rules into application logic.
  • Maintain the consistency of business rules across all applications.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve software defects.
  • Maintain and fit existing applications to evolving business rules and requirements.
  • Assist staff with complex cross platform/application support issues.
  • Navigate legacy application source code and database schemas.
  • Follow published/documented best practices for solutions.

What We Look For

  • Holding or pursuing a 4 year degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS/ITM (or related field) preferred.
  • Experience designing, building and implementing software applications and integrations.
  • Experience with the following programming languages/concepts: C#, Apex, .NET Framework, REST API, Web Component Standards, JavaScript frameworks.
  • Familiarity with Windows Sever and publishing applications to IIS and AZURE.
  • Experience with Git and continuous integration tools.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and stored procedures.
  • Strong time management skills, including the ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and unplanned work.

Characteristics We Look For

  • High Integrity: Do what you say, say what you do.
  • Passionate Engineering: You have to love it, and end users can tell.
  • Experience with Salesforce development is a requirement.
  • Self-starter: The motivation to solve problems, gather resources, and design solutions without explicit instruction.
  • Handles Ambiguity: Sometimes the answers aren’t clear until you have them.
  • Technical Communication: Ability to explain solutions and deficiencies to non-engineering staff.

PKWARE, Inc., is…

PKWARE has been a trusted leader in global business data protection and encryption for 30 years. PKWARE's solutions keep data safe from internal and external cybersecurity threats for more than 30,000 enterprise customers, including 200 government entities. Its software-defined solutions provide cost-effective and easy-to-implement protection that is transparent to end-users and simple for IT to administer and control. PKWARE is a privately held company based in Milwaukee, WI with additional offices in New York, Dayton Ohio and the United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit www.pkware.com

And just so you know…

PKWARE is located in Milwaukee, WI, and offers a competitive compensation including company paid parking and a jeans-friendly environment.

PKWARE provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any reserve component of the federal or state military forces, age, non-relevant arrest or conviction record, use or nonuse of lawful products off the company's premises during non-working hours, or other characteristic protected by law.


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Location: Milwaukee

We are looking for a MacOS/iOS Software Engineer to join our team and help us innovate and evolve our encryption and security product line. PKWARE is investing in an innovation team, and this position will be essential to the development of new capabilities within our software portfolio.

As an engineer, you will work on the innovation team to deliver new products and features with high quality and usability, and you will be critical to delivering functionality to our end-users on MacOS and iOS. Expect to be challenged to look beyond the obvious and develop solutions that are breaking new ground. You will get intimately familiar with how things work in the operating system and other third-party applications in order to develop security solutions that work with minimal user disruption.

What You'll Do

  • Work in close coordination with product management, quality assurance, user experience and other engineers to develop solutions for MacOS and iOS.
  • Develop strategies for the deployment of our software and configuration of end-user systems to provide seamless integration with existing workflows.
  • Work with the team to identify additional opportunities for innovation within our product lines.
  • Provide thought leadership around MacOS and iOS development practices and contribute to development standards.
  • Stay informed on new features and capabilities, along with new limitations as new versions of the operating systems are released and alert our architect and product management to potential issues or opportunities.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams across platforms and products to ensure interoperability and consistency.
  • Research and evaluate technology and make recommendations to support the company’s objectives.
  • Lead technical review discussions with other engineers and product management.
  • Ensure technical documentation is maintained.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Who You Are

  • You have five years or more experience in software development in an enterprise software company.
  • You have experience in multiple programming languages, such as Objective-C, Swift, C and Python.
  • You are fluent in all aspects of software development from code to testing to documentation to source control and requirements definition.
  • You have demonstrated experience with cryptography and key management, microservice architectures, internet protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, UDP), and database programming.
  • You understand application deployment and configuration to MacOS and iOS and aren’t afraid to peek under the covers to truly understand how the OS and third-party applications work and manage their data.
  • You are an excellent oral and written communicator with developers and others in the business.
  • You are passionate about security, usability and privacy.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university preferably in a technical, engineering or business major, or have the equivalent work experience.

PKWARE, Inc., is…

PKWARE has been a trusted leader in global business data protection and encryption for 30 years. PKWARE's solutions keep data safe from internal and external cybersecurity threats for more than 30,000 enterprise customers, including 200 government entities. Its software-defined solutions provide cost-effective and easy-to-implement protection that is transparent to end-users and simple for IT to administer and control. PKWARE is a privately held company based in Milwaukee, WI with additional offices in New York, Dayton Ohio and the United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit www.pkware.com

And just so you know…

PKWARE is located in Milwaukee, WI, and offers a competitive compensation including company paid parking and a jeans-friendly environment.

PKWARE provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any reserve component of the federal or state military forces, age, non-relevant arrest or conviction record, use or nonuse of lawful products off the company's premises during non-working hours, or other characteristic protected by law.


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Location: Milwaukee

We are looking for a talented software engineer to join us in continuing to innovate the encryption and key management space. We love to work with people that have a strong sense of ownership, strong entrepreneurial mindset, high tolerance for ambiguity and insatiable curiosity.

Responsibilities

  • Work as a member of a cross-functional team responsible for taking products from idea to revenue.
  • Design and implement encryption applications across a wide variety of cryptographic services, key interfaces, certificate and key types based on industry standard technologies.
  • Write code across multiple platforms including Windows, MacOS, Linux, Solairs, AIX, HP-UX, iOS and Android.
  • Make changes to existing product code base as directed.
  • Develop and perform cross-platform tests.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve defects.

Requirements and Skills

  • 8-10 years of experience building commercial software products.
  • 2-3 years of experience building software security products.
  • Experience programming in Objective-C, C++, C#, .NET, Java and Python.
  • Solid understanding of fundamentals such as processes, inter-process communication, multithreading, race conditions and deadlocks.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and debugging skills are required.
  • Proficient in requirement gathering and analysis.
  • Experience with OpenSSL, CAPI/CNG preferred.

PKWARE, Inc., is…

PKWARE has been a trusted leader in global business data protection and encryption for 30 years. PKWARE's solutions keep data safe from internal and external cybersecurity threats for more than 30,000 enterprise customers, including 200 government entities. Its software-defined solutions provide cost-effective and easy-to-implement protection that is transparent to end-users and simple for IT to administer and control. PKWARE is a privately held company based in Milwaukee, WI with additional offices in New York, Dayton Ohio and the United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit www.pkware.com

And just so you know…

PKWARE is located in Milwaukee, WI, and offers a competitive compensation including company paid parking and a jeans-friendly environment.

PKWARE provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any reserve component of the federal or state military forces, age, non-relevant arrest or conviction record, use or nonuse of lawful products off the company's premises during non-working hours, or other characteristic protected by law.


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Software Engineer Intern

Location: Milwaukee

Our 2019 internship roles are now full. Please check back in Spring 2020 for an update on applications.

What we’re working on

High-profile data breaches in the last year such as Sony, the US Office of Personnel Management, and Ashley Madison have revealed the growing need for unconventional approaches to data security in the enterprise. Enter PKWARE. Our software, Smartcrypt, moves encryption from the network or disk down to the individual file. Smartcrypt is designed for large enterprises and government entities and is available on all major client operating systems.

About the internship

We expect you to learn a ton while with us. That means solving real problems, shipping real deliverables, and working side by side with us from day one. We’ll look to you for fresh ideas and perspectives while teaching you everything we know. If after three months you don’t walk away with more practical knowledge than you could get from a year of school, then we haven’t done our jobs. This is a paid internship.

Our interview process

Look, we get it. You’re busy. We’re busy. That’s why we strive to make our process fast and easy. This is what it looks like:

  1. Fill out the on-line application form.
  2. We will review all applications and reach out to candidates that pique our interest to schedule a 15 minute phone call.
  3. If there is still a mutual interest, then we get you on-site for an interview. We’ll work together to solve a real business problem of ours, give you a chance to see how we work, and let you take a look at the code you’d be working with.
  4. And that’s it!

Interviewing is tough. Scheduling can be a challenge, transportation can be hard to come by, nerves can get in the way, and things come up that we just can’t predict. Let us be clear - we want you to succeed! We don’t care if your resume has a typo or if you forgot to change the company from Rockwell to PKWARE. If you’re already running on three hours of sleep after school, extracurriculars, and a job, we’ll work with you to find an unconventional interview time. And you won’t find us asking any of those “Tell me about your biggest weakness” questions. Again, we want you to succeed.

Who should apply

We are less interested in your experience than we are in your potential. While possessing the following qualities doesn’t guarantee you anything, it does indicate you’d probably have a good experience with us.

Curious - Our ideal candidates desire to understand the how, the what, and the why. They are happy to do their own explorations on the path to understanding and occasionally find themselves with a few too many open browser tabs of things they need to finish investigating.

Self-sufficient - Our ideal candidates are ready to blaze their own paths when their questions can’t be answered. The lack of clear direction does not faze them. They are comfortable with asking for forgiveness if permission can’t be asked.

Passionate - Whether it’s building the perfect user experience, advocating for strong crypto, or mastering all those design patterns, our ideal candidates can find something about their jobs that they can be passionate about.

About our platforms

Server / Cloud

The PKWARE private cloud lives in Milwaukee and is powered by VMware vSphere. Our public cloud infrastructure lives at AWS and makes use of EC2, RDS, ELB, S3 and more. Familiarity with these platforms is a core part of development life at PKWARE.

Android

The Android team is consistently on the cutting edge of technology. We picked up Kotlin and Data Binding when they were still in beta and supported Android M the day it was released. We strive to be good citizens on the platform, adhere to established design patterns, build Android-specific features, and optimize for the mobile user. We’re big believers in open source and libraries, explore many architectural patterns, and make sure to never stop learning or improving our code. We code in Kotlin and Java, have an extensive suite of tests, both instrumentation and unit (we use Espresso and Robolectric), maintain our own devops infrastructure, and try to automate every step of our process.

iOS

The iOS project strives to be a user-friendly rock-solid enterprise application. Written in Objective-C, Swift, and C++, the iOS project gives you the opportunity to work with all the languages you’ll encounter during iOS development. We adhere to Cocoa design patterns, and make frequent use of open source libraries to fix common problems and pain points with iOS frameworks (eg. Keychain). We have a growing suite of unit tests and are looking to connect our unit tests to our CI environment.

OS X

It’s Mac. Which means It Just Works™.

Windows

Our Windows product is our oldest and most feature filled. Written in C++, it has been deployed to millions of desktops and servers around the world.

Testing and DevOps

We pride ourselves on the ability to do things fast. Using automation in testing and deploying allows us to focus on the important things, like pizza. Everyone on the engineering team writes code, but our quality interns are writing code to test code or deploy code.

Legal

PKWARE provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any reserve component of the federal or state military forces, age, non-relevant arrest or conviction record, use or nonuse of lawful products off the company's premises during non-working hours, or other characteristic protected by law.

Sponsorship is not available.





The Perks

Along with the open, social atmosphere, PKWARE offers generous compensation and holistic benefits to employees at every level. Benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Disability
  • Short Term - company paid
  • Long Term - company paid
  • Basic Life Insurance – company paid
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Care
  • Dependent Care
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Parking in Milwaukee
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Program

PKWARE was built on innovation, created by characters and nurtured by smart business practices.

The way we see it, jeans, tattoos and personalities are fine as long as you’re curious and a critical thinker when it comes to enterprise security technology and trends. PKWARE has primary offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Dayton, Ohio, with other locations in London and New York, along with remote workers to cover our 30,000 customers around the world. From mainframe to mobile, and desktops to the cloud, PKWARE products protect data – and our nearly 100 employees are excited to be at the forefront of this emerging business challenge. In 2014, we moved our headquarters into a historically recognized architectural gem as a dedication to a bustling neighborhood as well as the growing pool of tech and sales talent (not to mention the great view of the Milwaukee skyline during ping pong matches in our 3rd floor lounge). Check out our career postings and see how you can be part of what’s next.