Career Opportunities at Klocwork

Klocwork helps developers create more secure and reliable software. Our tools analyze source code on-the-fly, simplify peer code reviews, and extend the life of complex software. Our customers are some of the biggest brand names in the world, building medical devices like robotic arms, the most advanced aerospace technology imaginable, automotive wizardry, and mobile telecom wonders for today's needs and tomorrow's dreams. These companies rely on Klocwork's patented technology to analyze and strengthen their "can't fail" software. To do this, we need exceptional people on our team. People that want to be at the cutting edge of software development - software that is literally shaping the way society lives.

Klocwork is owned by Rogue Wave Software. Rogue Wave provides software development tools for mission-critical applications. Our trusted solutions address the growing complexity of building great software and accelerates the value gained from code across the enterprise. Rogue Wave's portfolio of complementary, cross-platform tools helps developers quickly build applications for strategic software initiatives. With Rogue Wave, customers improve software quality and ensure code integrity, while shortening development cycle times.

You'll be part of a highly skilled, fast-paced team where we face new challenges and celebrate success together. We are a team of bright minds and motivated individuals who openly share ideas to shape the future of software development while ensuring success for our customers.

How to Apply:

If you are up for a challenging and rewarding opportunity with a company that cares about our customers' code as well as your professional development, we'd love to hear from you.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted.

It is the policy of Klocwork not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, colour, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

Send your resume in confidence to careers@klocwork.com, attention; Human Resources or by mail to:

Klocwork
30 Edgewater Street, Suite #114
Kanata, Ontario K2L 1V8
Attention: Human Resources

Current Openings


# Position Department Location Posted
1 Software Developer (Java) - Contract Position Ottawa, ON 27 AUG  14
2 Senior Director, Product Development Ottawa, ON 27 AUG  14
3 Lead Generation Representative Ottawa, ON 22 JUL  14
4 Software Developer (C++) Ottawa, ON 2 SEP 2 4
5 Test and Verification Engineer Ottawa, ON 15 APR  14
6 Manager, Quality Assurance Ottawa, ON 19 SEP  14

Detailed Career Postings


Software Developer (Java) - Contract Position

Role Overview

  • Devise and carry out development tests on software changes and new features;
  • Peer review the work of other software designers;
  • Follow our software development process and make suggestions as to how this process might be improved;
  • Assist Customer Service and Test in tracking down problems with our products;
  • Supervise and mentor more junior software designers;
  • Participate in high level/system design of significant new features/projects;
  • Write software and protocol specifications;
  • Maintain existing software (bug fixes, enhancements);
  • Responsible for ensuring high quality output for all projects worked on;
  • Participate in detailed design/implementation of new features.

Required Skills and Expertise:

  • Masters degree in Computer Science, or equivalent;
  • 7+ years experience in a senior developer and/or technical lead role(s);
  • A firm grasp of a wide range of algorithms, data structures and all the CS stuff you love so much;
  • Programming languages: Java/Python;
  • Experience working with Tomcat, GWT, SQL, Lucene is an asset;
  • 5+ years experience in server backend development;
  • The proven ability to think on your feet, to learn quickly and to justify your decisions.

Compensation Structure:

Salary Commensurate with experience


Senior Director, Product Development

Role Overview

Ensuring sound engineering design, process and quality practices are followed. Ensure sound security engineering practices are followed. Overseeing software certification processes. Deliver finished, high quality and compelling software products. Building and leading engineer groups, contractors and 3rd party vendor's development projects.
  • Provide leadership to the software engineering team for product area;
  • Work closely with Product Management and executive team to define product direction. This includes providing engineering knowledge around product Roadmaps, capabilities, and process effectiveness;
  • Work closely with product managers to ensure development meets or exceeds customer requirements. This includes ensuring that product designs are well documented and communicated;
  • Provide sound decision making for software engineering and product development, sensitive to the constraints and needs of the business;
  • Manage the group software engineering schedules;
  • Monitor technology trends such as emerging standards for new technology opportunities.
  • Develop and execute software engineering plans, and manage software engineering schedules and resource allocation and budget. This includes managing joint development with 3rd party vendors, and managing in outsourced development as required;
  • Ensure, and create as needed, software engineering processes, practices and operations to ensure reproducible development and high quality, while keeping costs under control;
  • Engage in hands-on, in-depth analysis, review and design of the software, including technical review and analysis of sources code;
  • Includes reviews of in-house developed code, as well as review of technologies provided by 3rd party vendors;
  • Provide employee development and teambuilding;
  • Provide employee coaching and mentoring;
  • Drive hiring, corrective action and terminations for software engineering team

Required Skills and Expertise:

  • Extensive experience with developing and delivering commercial/enterprise software tools.
  • 5 years software architecture and engineering in debugging tools desired.
  • 5 years project management experience desired, including experience managing development teams.
  • Experience with secure coding practices and debugging tools.
  • CSM, CSPO, PMP certifications a plus
  • BS in Computer Science or BS EE required. MS preferred.

Business and Technical Competencies

  • Strong work ethic and great pride in professionalism, responsibility and proactive action.
  • Excellent people skills. Ability to recruit, motivate and lead a team.
  • Strong product development and engineering skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing in an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Strong communications skills, both in writing and speaking.
  • Strong team building experience.
  • Ability to excite and motivate employees, partner and customers with compelling vision.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Due to the above competencies and requirements, this position must maintain a high degree of confidentiality in all matters.

Approval and Acceptance

The preceding statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified, and is not a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Lead Generation Representative

Role Overview

Responsible for generating and developing viable leads for Klocwork's sales organization via phone, email, and social media. The successful individual will have strong technical aptitude and the ability to develop strong customer relationships in an inside sales role. This position will appeal to someone who has no fear of picking up the phone, enjoys a challenge, and gets a charge out of learning new technologies.

Main Responsibilities:

Essential functions and aspects of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Generate and develop qualified leads within target markets via research and cold calls.
  • Maintain constant communication and coordination with geographically dispersed Regional Sales Managers regarding leads generated and next steps required.
  • Coordinate demonstration schedules for qualified sales leads.
  • Update sales database with latest information regularly.
  • Track and report on all activities to managers.

Required Skills and Expertise:

  • Exceptional verbal communication skills –articulate and quick thinking.
  • Superior relationship building and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented and ability to focus in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to navigate Fortune 1000 enterprises to find key contacts and motivate individuals to use and/or find out more about Klocwork's solutions.
  • Consistent over quota achievement in a sales capacity.
  • Strong desire and ability to quickly learn new technologies and clearly articulate value propositions.
  • Self-motivated, confident, competitive, well organized and desire for high achievement in lead generation.
  • Team player with ability to work independently.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • 1-3 years inside sales experience.

Software Developer (C++)

Role Overview

  • Working on our core analysis technology, you'll be creating new algorithms and new ways of detecting weaknesses and bugs in other people's source;
  • You might be working on new checkers, along with working on new fundamentals to help all checkers, as well, you will be working on high performance network distribution code;
  • Your knowledge of compilers, of optimization, of high performance algorithms and data structures, whatever it is that you bring to the table, is what will make you valuable to us and what will have you loving every minute of what you do for us;
  • You'll be a member of a close-knit development team, working in an Agile environment, using our own products to ensure you write and review the best software possible;
  • Like all professional developers you'll be responsible for creating more than just production code – tests, specs, performance analysis, peer reviews, mentoring, support, everything that goes into the modern developer's job expectations;
  • This is a core technology job, working on algorithms, working on performance, and working on what makes our products tick.

Required Skills and Expertise:

  • Masters degree in Computer Science, or equivalent;
  • A firm grasp of a wide range of algorithms, data structures and all the CS stuff you love so much;
  • 1-3 years experience with C++ (Research experience will be counted as work experience);
  • The proven ability to think on your feet, to learn quickly and to justify your decisions;

Test and Verification Engineer

Role Overview

Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop test plans and executes both manual and automated test cases; Use software skills to write programs to validate software functionality and identify errors/non-compliance;
  • Design and maintenance of automated testing framework
  • Monitor and analyze test data to identify incorrect tool behaviour and potential causes;
  • Isolate and reproduce errors and identifies causes;
  • Enter bugs into Problem Reporting System for action by development group and follows up;
  • Develop and maintain testing documentation with test case descriptions, specifications and expected results;
  • Issue status report to manager describing results;
  • Recommend alternatives to improve verification time and/or coverage and automate testing where ever possible;

Required Skills and Expertise:

  • Programming languages in Python, Java, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and jQuery
  • Experience with Selenium Web Driver Automated Testing System
  • Experience with Programming languages in C, C++,C# is an asset
  • Experience with Operating Systems – UNIX (Linux, Solaris), Mac OS X, Windows Vista/7/8
  • Experience using at least one of the Version Control Systems: git, svn, cvs, ClearCase, TFS and Perforce
  • Experience with multiple IDEs such as Eclipse, Wind River Workbench, IntelliJIDEA, Visual Studio is an asset

Minimum Education and Experience

  • University or College degree in Computer programming, web development or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of automated web testing experience

Manager, Quality Assurance

Role Overview

As the QA Manager of the Klocwork product, you will have critical role in the refinement and execution of our products test strategy. You will participate in and oversee the creation, maintenance and execution of the Test Plans, Test Suites and Test Cases via manual and automated testing utilizing both BlackBox and WhiteBox methodologies. As the leader of this team you will participate in all phases of the product lifecycle in a fast paced Agile based environment. You will participate in all phases of the product lifecycle – Inception, Elaboration, Construction and Transition. In this position you must have an extraordinary attention to details, flexibility in changing tasks and priorities, the ability to handle pressure in a high volume – fast paced work environment.

General Job Duties

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the completion of all phases of the testing process of the assigned products utilizing the assigned staff and resources including execution of: Installation, Configuration, Integration, Acceptance, Functional and Regression testing to meet the product testing requirements;
  • You will supervise (and assist if necessary) with defining Test Plans, Test Specifications, Test Suites and Test cases as required to ensure adequate testing and auditability of your products;
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the creation of the necessary test environments to meet the established testing scenarios and goals of the Klocwork;
  • Assist in the design of any necessary tools for Unit, Functional and Performance Testing as required;
  • Follow project milestones; design, document, implement and execute tests to achieve those milestones – on time and on budget;
  • Participate in the daily Scrum meetings and communicate the results of all testing activities;
  • Evangelize “Quality” to our “Customers” – both inside and outside of the company;
  • Ensure that all observed product issues are being placed in the defect tracking system as required;
  • Participate in the BUG Triage meetings reviewing issues and making recommendations on potential Hot Fixes. When necessary, assist Technical Support with reproducing customer escalation issues;
  • Assess merits of proposed product enhancements, and ease of use – provide feedback to Product Management as requested;
  • Work with diverse teams (Development, QA, Software Support, Product Management and Services) both onshore and offshore;
  • Mentoring of less senior QA Team members as required in the science and methodologies of Quality Assurance and the goals and objectives of Roguewave.

Required Skills and Expertise:

  • Solid expertise in automation and testing methodologies;
  • Previous deep experience with C/C++/C#/Java for static analysis engine testing;
  • Strong Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, and Mac OS X experience;
  • Experience in a server virtualization environment (VMware);
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, reporting, analytic and problem solving skills;
  • Must be team-oriented and yet be capable of working largely with minimum supervision;
  • Previous experience with programming languages – Python;
  • Experience with Selenium (Web testing) is a plus;
  • Experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional evening and weekend work to meet deadlines;
  • Sitting for extended periods of time;
  • Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings;
  • Some travel may be required for the purpose of off-site software and system applications testing.

Organizational Relationships

  • This position reports to Sr. Director of Klocwork R&D.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Mathematics’ or Electronics (or equivalent experience);
  • 7+ years of QA Experience (preferably with Software Development exposure);
  • 3+ years of QA Management experience.