• Senior Open Source Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/17/2019 5:47 PM)
    Job ID
    778686
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon's Open Source Program is seeking an additional Open Source Engineer.

    Amazon has been with Open Source for a long time – a center for Perl development since the early days and a poster child for the use of Linux across the Enterprise in 2001 (when that was a shocking notion). Contributions have grown since 2007 and now we contribute to Kubernetes, Apache MXNet, Chromium, Boto, and Apache Hadoop related projects (Hive, Pig, Hadoop Core, HBase), plus many, many others. We also host our own Open Source projects – recent examples are s2n, Firecracker, Corretto, and FreeRTOS.

    The Open Source Program supports Amazon and its affiliates with their Open Source needs. We get involved with business initiatives across the company and the globe - from the retail websites, to Amazon Web Services (AWS), and on to the Kindle. We oversee the company’s GitHub projects, contributions, license compliance, and provide due diligence during acquisitions. If it's related to Open Source then we'll be involved - advising and creating solutions.


    Role & Responsibilities:
    * Technically dive deep into resolving compliance questions
    * Train other engineers in working with Open Source.
    * Provide company lawyers with expert opinion.
    * Due diligence of acquisitions.
    * Develop automation for license compliance.
    * Automate the gathering of project metrics.
    * Assisting with Amazon's Open Sourced projects.
    * Identify contributions to go back to upstream projects.

    Basic Qualifications

    * Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, and 5+ years of relevant work experience.
    * Proficiency with, and understanding of, Open Source licenses.

    * Proficiency in, at least, one of Java, JavaScript or Python.
    * Able to speak and write clearly with both technical and non-technical audiences.

    Preferred Qualifications

    * A balance of passion and pragmatism for Open Source.
    * Open Source license compliance experience.
    * Experience in customer facing technologies such as iOS/Android apps and device hardware.
    * Experience with machine learning, open data, and containers.
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