Kitware, Inc. is a technology company headquartered in Clifton Park, New York. The company specializes in the research and development of open-source software in the fields of computer vision, medical imaging, visualization, 3D data publishing and technical software development. In addition to software development, the company offers custom solutions, technical support and training, and books.
The company was founded in 1998 by Will Schroeder, Ken Martin, Lisa Avila, Charles Law and Bill Hoffman to support the Visualization Toolkit. VTK was initially created in 1993 by Schroeder, Martin and Bill Lorensen as companion software to “The Visualization Toolkit: An Object-Oriented Approach to 3D Graphics”, originally published by Prentice-Hall. As VTK was released open source, a user community developed around the software and the founders of Kitware took this opportunity to start the business. With time, the company expanded its focus and offerings to include development in other areas such as biomedical imaging, large data visualization, quality software process, informatics, and data management.
Kitware is one of the fastest growing companies in the country, having been included on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies from 2009 to 2012:
The consistent growth of the company has enabled the opening of four additional offices: Carrboro, North Carolina; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Arlington, Virginia; and Kitware SAS, the European office, in Lyon, France.
Highest paying job titles at Kitware include Software Engineer, Full Stack Web Engineer, and Computer Vision Scientist