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Compuware Overview

Detroit, MI
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
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Compuware empowers the world’s largest companies to excel in the digital economy by fully leveraging their high-value mainframe intellectual property. We do this by delivering highly innovative mainframe application development and performance optimization solutions ... Read more

Company Updates

  • The Agile Mainframe is No Oxymoron

    The Agile Mainframe Is No Oxymoron

    You're a mainframe user whether you know it or not, so let's spare a thought for the gals and guys working in the engine room and think about the kinds of modern (Agile) software application development tools that are needed in this space.

  • Compuware shoutout! "These Atlassian customers are adapting to change with team innovation"

    These Atlassian customers are adapting to change with team innovation

    Change is hard. Some brains are wired to adapt to change, but for the vast majority of us it's exceedingly difficult. It requires embracing the unknown, or giving up habits and practices that have become ingrained in us over years, sometimes decades. Unfortunately change is a constant in today's digital age.

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Compuware – Why Work For Us?

As the Mainframe Software Partner for the Next 50 years, Compuware is always looking for inspired and passionate professionals to join our driven and talented community. We strive for excellence and speed in every aspect of our business from technology to business processes. We have worked over the last year to create a New Compuware and we don't plan to stop now; but rather, we continue to work tirelessly to ensure that push the bar higher and higher.

As the world continues to rely on the unmatched stability and consistency of the mainframe to support business-critical applications, Compuware provides the software, experts and best practices to ensure those applications work well and deliver value. For organizations that need to optimize developer productivity, reduce costs and improve service quality throughout the application life cycle, Compuware’s industry-leading mainframe solutions help them: understand code, optimize test data, test and debug, pinpoint problems, validate quality, and tune applications and performance.

Compuware offers the most user-friendly and efficient solutions on the market. To maximize productivity and better enable the next generation of mainframe developers, our solutions work in both a traditional green screen environment or in a familiar open development environment.Compuware provides mainframe services and products for application developmentmainframe testing and mainframe application performance management.


Chris O’Malley is CEO of Compuware. With nearly 30 years of IT experience, Chris is deeply committed to leading Compuware’s transformation into the “mainframe software partner for the next 50 years.” Chris’s past positions include CEO of VelociData, CEO of Nimsoft, EVP of CA’s Cloud Products & Solutions and EVP/GM of CA’s Mainframe business unit, where he led the successful transformation of that division.

"The mainframe isn’t going anywhere.  The applications running on it are simply too indispensable in terms of coded business logic, long-term investment, reliability, security, scalability and compliance.  So the proper time horizon for CIOs when it comes to the mainframe isn’t just the next few years—or just the next few quarters—as it is for many technologies-of-the-month.  It’s the next few decades."

-Chris O'Malley

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Compuware is proud to have our global headquarters in the heart of Downtown Detroit since 2003. Detroiters are known for their passion, perseverance and industriousness and Compuware has found that to be a perfect match for our company. From world-renowned art at the Detroit Institute of Arts to one of the world's oldest jazz clubs, Baker's Keyboard lounge, to 3 major sports teams, Detroit is rich in culture, history and future innovations.  undefined


"I am excited about Detroit and its future! The rebirth is amazing. I have always lived in Detroit and graduated from both Cass Tech and Wayne State University. I love the new life and the new energy. I am proud to say that ‘I am Detroit.’”

– Terrina Murrey, Director of HR and Recruiting


“For me, working and playing here in downtown Detroit is completely inspiring. I get to look over Campus Martius every day, see the Ren Cen, Cadillac Park, and the progress of the M1 Rail on Woodward.”

– Jason Heien, Senior Web Developer


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    Sense of accomplishment by providing the company's customers with great software and support.


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    Keep energizing the workforce and acquiring useful software.

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Compuware Photos

Compuware photo of: New hires and interns taking a peek at our mainframe!
Compuware photo of: Happy Birthday to us!
Compuware photo of: Engineers always love a good puzzle!
Compuware photo of: CEO Chris O'Malley with DevOps guru Gene Kim
Compuware photo of: Hosting Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer
Compuware photo of: Hackathon team!
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Compuware Interviews



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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Compuware in March 2013.


    I got a mail from a HR to set up a phone interview with 3 options of dates. I chose one and i got a call.. I applied for the java dev position. She asked me projects from resumes which i told. Then she asked my why dint you have any java projects. i said my acad projs were mostly in c/c++. So it was unintentional . But i know java since i have studying that from my high school days. she was convinced ( atleast i thought so). She asked my salary expectation. i said 70k. she said they dont offer that much for entry level. Then she said she will get back the next day. and i got a mail from her saying "not proceeding with you at this moment."

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Compuware Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work, Forbes, 2016
  • DBTA 100: The Companies That Matter Most in Data, Database Trends and Applications (DBTA), 2016
  • Cool Places to Work in Michigan, Crain's Detroit Business, 2016
  • Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, 2015
  • Michigan's Best and Brightest in Wellness, MBPA, MFBA, Wellco and Corp!, 2013
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