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“I spend most of my days thinking about what threats are coming next, and how PKWARE can help defeat them.” - Matt Little, Chief Product Officer


Product Development Opportunities

Location: Milwaukee

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 Role

PKWARE offers a smorgasbord of testing opportunities for Quality Assurance Engineers. We test our servers on both windows and ubuntu and front end clients for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix and our server web app. To accomplish and ship a quality product in realistic release cycles, we embrace and empower testing strategies that include automated testing. This doesn’t mean we don’t manually test our products, so if you believe you are above manual testing, we are not for you.

What You Will Do

Our Quality Assurance Engineers look for everything that can be automated, and then automate it. It might be testing, it might be deploying or it might be reporting. This attitude and approach lets us focus on spending time solving and testing the really hard features/problems. New technologies and tools to improve our testing efforts are welcome and help drive innovation and productivity within our own team. You’ll work with Software Engineers to learn about features coming in future releases ensuring they are tested along the way. Planning and coordinating testing efforts with the Quality Assurance Manager will ensure the maximum effort is applied to produce a high quality product that meets internal and external acceptance criteria. You are not coming to PKWARE to push buttons all day, you are coming to PKWARE to utilize all your problem solving and engineering skills to push yourself to learn to be a better Quality Assurance Engineer every day.

Who Should Apply?

  • You have 2-5 years of experience in software quality experience
  • You have the ability to work on self-directed tasks and complete work independently
  • You have the ability to write code for automated UI, API and back-end tests
  • You have the ability to Build Developer Branches (git, shell, bat)
  • You have experience with SQL Server and Postgres databases (managing, creating, querying)
  • You have experience with automated testing (selenium, junit, ect)
  • You have experience with performance testing (locust, jmeter, ect)
  • You have experience with Python, c#, shell/bash scripting

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’re looking for a senior software architect to 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 senior software architect, you will help craft the future of our products by taking a long-term view of product direction. You’ll contribute by architecting, developing and maintaining products, with responsibilities for all activities related to systems and component architecture, mentoring software engineers, system analysis and design, roadmap development, and coding/debugging.

What You'll Do

  • Work in close coordination with product management, technical support, sales, and marketing to develop business requirement specifications and technical design for future product versions.
  • Provide management with input regarding strategic plans for product direction.
  • Evangelize the long-term technical strategy to the development team, the business and the broader organization.
  • Provide technical leadership, oversight and guidance to the development staff.
  • 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.
  • Determine the architecture and implementation of new/upgraded technology.
  • Stay abreast or trends and regulations to ensure product effectiveness and compliance.
  • Mentor software engineers with accountability for systems and component architecture, analysis and design, development, and implementation.
  • Develop and/or select training for the development and technical support staff.
  • Ensure technical documentation is maintained.

Who You Are

  • You have at least ten years of experience in software architecture, design and development in an enterprise software company.
  • You have the ability to take conceptual systems and abstract framework view of software products and can conceive elegant solutions to complex problems.
  • You are an expert in all aspects of software development from code to testing to documentation to source control and requirements definition and management. Prior security/cryptography experience is a plus.
  • You have experience in multiple relevant programming languages, such as C/C++, C#, Java and Python.
  • You have demonstrated experience with cryptography and key management, cloud computing (AWS or Azure), microservice architectures, internet protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, UDP), web technologies and database programming.
  • You are an excellent oral and written communicator with developers and others in the business.
  • 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.



Location: Milwaukee

We’re looking for a user experience lead to passionately advocate for the users of our security products and services and help shape future product direction. We want a candidate who is passionate about design and innovation, a creative problem solver, and an advocate of beautiful and seamless customer experiences. We love to work with people that have a strong sense of ownership, an entrepreneurial mindset, high tolerance for ambiguity, and insatiable curiosity.

As user experience lead, you will interact with users and potential users of our software to conduct qualitative and quantitative research to help contribute to the long-term view of product direction. In addition, you’ll contribute by articulating and prioritizing the personas of the users of our products and services, fleshing out user journeys and use scenarios, designing experiences and interactions, and working closely with engineering and product teams to deliver experiences that delight our users.

What You'll Do

  • Work in close coordination with product management, engineering, sales and marketing through the product development process and ensure that the final delivery lives up to the vision.
  • Provide direction for design activities and ensure that delivered products are aligned with brand guidelines, business needs and the expectations of our users
  • Engage directly with customers and users and learn quickly through iterative prototyping.
  • Conduct research using qualitative and quantitative techniques and apply insights to create experiences and interactions that delight our users.
  • Articulate complex vision through simplified experiences and elegant designs and communicate that vision through UI specifications, wireframes and prototypes.
  • Drive initiatives such as pattern libraries, style guides and design language systems to elevate the design of our products.
  • Advance a user-centric point of view which is backed up by personal expertise, design best practices, customer data and industry trends.
  • Provide management with input regarding strategic plans for product direction.
  • Champion the work created by the team to stakeholders, management and the broader organization.
  • Take an active role in the professional development of team members through training, mentoring and support.

Who You Are

  • You have at least seven years of experience in interaction design, product design, service design or a related field.
  • You are relentlessly passionate about designing the best possible experience for our users given technical or business constraints.
  • You have a natural curiosity and are not satisfied settling on the obvious. You will help the team push forward new ideas and innovate to drive results.
  • You have experience working with cross-functional team members in product management, marketing, engineering and sales, and you know how to influence outcomes through the solid communication of ideas across audiences.
  • You understand the user experience paradigms on the web, desktop and mobile and are an expert in understanding HIG and Material Design principles. You understand how to bridge a user experience across multiple endpoints. Experience working with application plug-ins is a plus.
  • You are an expert at conveying ideas through effective personas, storyboards, wireframes, design standards and low- and high-fidelity prototypes.
  • You are an effective communicator and presenter and are not afraid to coordinate decisions across a wide array of stakeholders.
  • You have a B.S. or B.F.A. in Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, User Centered Design or other related field or 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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Marketing Opportunities

Location: Milwaukee

The Graphic Designer is responsible for achieving marketing goals through the development of visual design. This includes developing and maintaining creative materials for presentations, events, ads (traditional and web), videos, whitepapers, infographics, icons, email templates, web design, landing pages and collateral which will be distributed through a variety of multi-channel marketing campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the visual execution of brand assets and create a consistent industry presence for the company
  • Lead the design and development of communications templates and designs, including PowerPoint, email, collateral, landing pages, websites, infographics and video
  • Collaborate with marketing team to create custom digital advertisements, infographics and other targeted product collateral
  • Develop graphics, tables, icons, and other visual elements for corporate presentations
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of online content that attracts attention, generates interest and is easily shared with social networks
  • Create web, email and landing page design templates, and execute the development of same for new campaigns
  • Create polished visual design layouts
  • Enjoy working together with developers to bring a design to life on the web
  • Upload new content to Confluence for internal distribution
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university (preferred)

Experience

  • 3+ years design experience, preferably within business-to-business marketing or the cybersecurity industry
  • 3 years assisting with the strategy and execution of the creative design process within a technology company (preferred)
  • Advanced knowledge of print and web production
  • Creative insight – understanding design as a solution to a business problem
  • Familiar with standard marketing design concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field

Key Skills

  • Strong sense of effective visual layout
  • Expertise in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Experience designing templates within marketing automation tools, such as Pardot, Marketo, Hubspot, etc.
  • Experience designing advertisements for social media platforms
  • Knowledge of CSS and HTML5 are a plus
  • Experience with video editing software such as Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premier are a plus
  • Self-starting, self-motivated and success driven
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize in a very fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects, and meet demanding timelines

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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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.