Software Engineer - Openings Studio


Are you an experienced Software Engineer looking for a new challenge in your career? Maybe this job is for you!

Join a team creating cutting-edge software for the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) community. You will play a key role in charting the future development of this software application, a BIM (Building Information Modelling) product configurator that guides users through the entire process of specifying and procuring doors, frames and related hardware. This application will be used to analyze, visualize, share and enhance real world construction projects across the globe.


What you will be doing


You will develop advanced BIM software for the AEC community.  This includes but is not limited to development of the Openings Studio BIM Configurator.  Openings Studio is primarily a fat client application with a centralized server side database.  You will be developing client facing interfaces using Java, .NET and C++ that analyze BIM construction documents and generate interactive 3D worlds for project and product visualization and configuration.  You will be developing web services that execute client requests and plug-in DLLs that interface with third party design applications from Autodesk and other BIM software vendors.


Reporting to the Software Architect, you will take a key role on a talented multi person team and work on the development and enhancements to Openings Studio. You will write a large amount of code, design, communicate ideas to the team, implement and ultimately be able to step in and handle any component or the entire life cycle of the process. We have a fast moving environment where you might have multiple projects -- new development, upgrades, enhancements, etc. You will use a wide range of programming skills in completing these tasks.

Your specific activities will include:

  • Writing:
    • Java, .NET and native C++ code.
  • Evaluating:
    • Requested changes/enhancements to size requests.
    • Software products to be offered in conjunction with existing products.
    • Development, test and productivity tools.
    • Operating environments required for application usage.
    • Extension of the application onto mobile platforms.
  • Determining:
    • How to incorporate requests into the existing database structure and multi-language codebase.
    • End user hardware and software requirements for product installations.
  • Developing and/or identifying:
    • Integration of internal and external product design into a cohesive user experience.
    • Requirements for a requested software change/enhancement.
    • Automated test capabilities through software design.
    • Paths from existing to future software architectures.
  • Maintaining:
    • Documentation and coding standards.
    • Up-to-date knowledge of technological advances.


What we are looking for


A bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related major. Experience with object oriented programming in Java, .NET Framework or similar language.  Java and .NET experience is highly desired. Experience utilizing Visual Studio, Eclipse or Netbeans IDEs. Experience using a SQL database engine. Strong understanding of application security concepts for Internet technology, architecture and protocols. Solid understanding of object-, component- and service-oriented design principles. At least 3 years work experience writing code for software applications. You also will need the following competencies:

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to act as a bridge between non-technical users and technical resources.
  • The ability to:
    • Perform against tight deadlines and multi-task effectively.
    • Work effectively with groups of varying technical expertise.
    • Excel at both working independently and in a group setting.
  • Strong self-motivation balanced with a desire to achieve team goals.


The following skills are preferred but not required:


  • Understanding of formal software development methodologies, preferably agile or lean.
  • Experience in development for mobile devices.
  • Experience with 3D computer graphics APIs such as DirectX or OpenGL.


The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of 8,2 billion euros. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY's innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.


ASSA ABLOY is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veteran





New Haven
Connecticut, USA