Culture

Have Fun at Work (Really!)

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 providing 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 speaks over 25 languages, we 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. 

Cool Office Space
We know that where you work can influence how you work, which is why our new, award-winning office space focuses on community and collaboration. Black Duck HQ boasts a café, a game room equipped with a Wii and Xbox, conference rooms for every size meeting – from a one-on-one to a group of over one hundred, and even a Code Wall with a secret message written in binary – translate the sequence and you’ll win a special prize! 

Free Food & Fun Parties 
In addition to nourishing the minds of our employees with dynamic, interesting work, we also nourish their bodies with yummy treats. From fresh popped popcorn to bagel breakfasts, free lunch days to ice cream snack breaks, not to mention theme parties like Cinco de Mayo fiestas, National Talk Like a Pirate Day parties, and others, we keep the Black Duck team well-nourished and happy! 

Community-Minded
In addition to playing an active role within the open source community, Black Duck understands the importance of supporting our local community, too.  We are an active member of the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) and were awarded the prestigious 2011 Innovation Award from the organization.  We sponsor local programming organization Boston PHP, and run, sponsor and host our own local community manager networking group, The Boston Community Wranglers, and we also conduct an annual Toys for Tots toy drive.

And we give our employees paid time off to volunteer for a non-profit of their choice! Read more about this and other benefits

The Duck
With a black duck as our mascot, we are always inspired to have fun with it! We give all our employees, friends, fans, customers and anyone else who asks black rubber duckies to play with. We sponsor employee photo contests in which our colleagues bring their rubber ducks with them on their travels around the world and take cute photos of the duck, and encourage employees to get creative with their ducks around the office