Rotational Development Program - Technical Track

| Burlington
LocationBurlington, MA

Technical Track – Rotational Development Program

Opportunities within the Black Duck Rotational Development Program (RDP) are salaried full-time positions that offer recent college graduates the opportunity to rotate through a range of departments, where they will acquire a wide-ranging set of experiences and deep understanding of Black Duck’s products and customers. The Technical Track is a total of 18 months and consists of 3 rotations that are 6 months long with each department – Software Engineering, QA Engineering, and Technical Support/Implementation.
After successful completion of the program, participants in the RDP will have the opportunity to join a team permanently where they can continue to apply their acquired knowledge and experience as they progress along their career path.

Start Date: June 12, 2017

  • Must be in the graduating class of 2017 (prior graduates will not be considered)
  • BS/BA Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field
  • A highly proactive and independent spirit, ability to drive your initiatives with minimal guidance and input
  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to interact with other groups in the organization
  • Previous programming experience with any modern, object oriented and/or dynamic language like Java, Python, Ruby

Software Engineering

  • Participate in collaboratively building our product, which involves product specification, design, development, and system integration
  • Conduct new technology research and analysis of open source components; bring fresh ideas and concepts to bear on product development
  • Serve as an individual contributor in an agile team
  • Technical Languages and Frameworks: Java, Python, or Ruby programming languages, PostgreSQL and Hadoop, as well as front-end work to visualize/review data involving Django, JQuery, and Javascript

QA Engineering

  • Participate in collaboratively building our test infrastructure, which involves designing and developing tests in a Linux/Windows environment to execute enterprise product testing with Java and Web technologies
  • Define and implement API based regression and performance tests (Java/Soap/Rest)
  • Create/Maintain test plans and test cases for Black Duck Software products
  • Work closely with engineering in early product phases to facilitate Black Duck’s agile development methodology
  • UNIX/Windows and shell programming skills (Ant, Bash, Perl, Batch scripting, etc.)


  • Research requests from customers to add content to our Open Source knowledgebase
  • Create registration keys and customer letters for new customers and renewals
  • Work with staff to enhance and add online technical content to our Customer Support portal 
  • Assist with customer communications including technical product announcements, shipping media, and upgrade recommendations
  • Enhance customer satisfaction by timely responses, consistent communications, satisfactorily resolving each case and prompt escalation to support management when needed
  • Assist Implementation Consultants in business analysis/pre-sales activities including technical validation and scoping/estimation
  • Complete audit of the Implementation Processes and Project Documentation Repository

About Black Duck
Organizations worldwide use Black Duck Software’s industry-leading products to secure and manage open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Vancouver, Seoul and Beijing.
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