Black Duck Software – Why Work For Us?

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Collaboration. Innovation. Fun.

At Black Duck, we know that open source software is changing the world and we’re passionate about our role in that evolution. We’re at the heart of the open source ecosystem, connecting enterprises to a necessary and critically important resource while empowering developers to take advantage of the collective power of the open source community.

Black Duck team members are smart, dedicated, fun, innovative and collaborative. As one of The Boston Globe's "Top Places to Work in Massachusetts," our dynamic team benefits from a fun and quirky culture that foster’s our corporate success as well as our personal fulfillment.

Intrigued? Check out our available positions, our cool benefitsinformative blog, and join the conversation on Twitter with @black_duck_sw.



 

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JOIN THE BLACK DUCK TEAM!​​

Innovative. Collaborative. Progressive

At Black Duck, we know that open source software is changing the world and we’re passionate about our role in that evolution. We’re at the heart of the open source ecosystem, connecting enterprises to a necessary and critically important resource while empowering developers to take advantage of the collective power of the open source community.

At Black Duck, we value innovation and know that the best products are produced by talented, smart, dedicated employees. As one of The Boston Globe's "Top Places to Work in Massachusetts," our dynamic team benefits from a fun and quirky culture that foster’s our corporate success as well as our personal fulfillment. 

Empowered Employees Get Stuff Done

Sure, we produce the world’s leading open source management products and services – but that doesn’t mean we spend our days alone and hunched over endless lines of code! At Black Duck, we put a premium on employee empowerment and we strive to create a fun, creative and cool work environment that promotes collaboration and fosters passion.

Innovative Products. Innovative People
At Black Duck, we value innovation and know that the best products are produced by talented, dedicated employees. While our diverse group of employees from around the world all share a common passion: making the best, most innovative products to help organizations and developers leverage open source to deliver faster innovation, greater creativity and improved efficiency.

Collaborative & Cool Office Space
We know that where you work can influence how you work, which is why our collaborative office space focuses on community and continuous learning. Black Duck boasts a kitchen with beer and wine taps, a plethora of snack options, a game room equipped with Wii and Xbox, ping pong table in sales, darts in engineering, and even a Code Wall with a secret message written in binary – translate the sequence and you’ll win a special prize!

Social Events
From popcorn Fridays, our annual chili cook-off, annual summer outing, holiday party to monthly themed parties like St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo fiestas, and others.

​​The Duck
​​With a black duck as our mascot, we are always inspired to have fun with it! We give all our employees, customers, candidates, friends and fans a black rubber duck to play with! 

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We've Got You Covered!​​

At Black Duck, we know the success of the company depends on the success and satisfaction of our employees, so we constantly evolve the benefits we offer to address these goals. We offer the important benefits employees expect from a successful company, including:

  • Live long and prosper! Medical from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the only private health plan in the nation to be named #1 for member satisfaction and quality of care for 10 consecutive years
  • Additionally, we offer dental from Delta Dental and vision from EyeMed
  • Long and Short Term Disability and Life Insurance at no cost to employees!
  • 401k retirement savings plans from Fidelity
  • Stock options
  • Flexible spending accounts

And we also offer some unexpected benefits to demonstrate how much we value our team:

  • Unlimited vacation time - we appreciate the contribution of our employees and understand the need for flexibility in time off. We've found that this benefit provides the right balance of personal time and getting things done!
  • Free snacks and drinks including beer taps right on the wall in our kitchen

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    Fantastic culture, bright future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
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    I have been working at Black Duck Software full-time

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    Pros

    Black Duck has the most collaborative environment of companies this size. There is no "silo" mentality between departments and there are cross-functional activities and projects going on all the time. It's also very egalitarian - titles mean little here and everyone has access to senior execs, who often sit out in the open area rather than remain cloistered in private offices as in the case in many other companies. Anyone reading the reviews here will see that it had some very legitimate transitional pains several years ago, but it appears all of the things that used to exasperate employees has been cleared away by the new CEO and executive team and this work environment is nothing like a Dilbert cartoon. People here are truly happy. None of that grumbling and gossiping in the background that kills morale. The product is exciting, R&D is back on track, and with Open Source software being the hot ticket for almost every software development project, Black Duck is well poised to make and define the open source management market.

    Cons

    As a pioneer in a relatively unknown market (open source management), it can be challenging to explain what the heck we do and why customers need it. That will change, but it requires quite of bit of education compared to the typical off the shelf product.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, never forget to keep the culture positive and authentic, and keep experimenting with small and big things to foster innovation not just in the product, but the company.


Black Duck Software Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Black Duck Software (Burlington, MA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview with the HR, the question was mostly about my resume, then with the hiring manager, similar with the HR, but more deepth. They were pretty friendly and gave me good responds to answer my questions. After that, I got invited for the on-site interview, it took about 2 hours, so I got to know more about the company and the team. The team members were all pretty nice, they asked about my resume, and some other skills.

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Black Duck Software Awards & Accolades

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Fastest Growing Private Companies in America , Inc. Magazine, 2014
Technology Fast 500™ , Deloitte, 2014
SD Times 100 (Tools and Frameworks category) , SD Times, 2014
Software 500 , Software Magazine, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.blackducksoftware.com
Headquarters Burlington, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Palamida, OpenLogic

Black Duck provides the world’s only end-to-end platform for OSS Logistics, enabling enterprises of every size to optimize the opportunities and solve the logistical challenges that come with open source adoption, governance, and management. As part of the greater open source community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive OSS resources through the Black Duck Open Hub (formerly Ohloh.net), and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck also hosts the Open Source Think Tank, an international event where ... More

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