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FOSS Coordinator (all genders) - Berlin

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Your Mission
You will work as part of the Open Source Team as the lead of highly experienced Open Source contributors and in close cooperation with legal, procurement and business experts. You will primarily oversee an engineering roles applying license compliance and Open Source domain knowledge but will also be the ambassador of ​MBition's FOSS policy towards our stakeholders and steer our vision.
Sneak preview of your future tasks
In particular, MBition aims to be a good citizen of the Open Source ecosystem. This means participating in upstream Open Source development, engaging with the community from a technical and governance perspective, creating software products that combine Open Source and proprietary functionality and strictly being license compliant in the process. MBition's Open Source Team supports our developers and guides its partners in achieving these goals. As Coordinator of the Open Source Team, your responsibilities will be ensuring that the team:
  • Supports the software engineering teams in consuming Open Source technologies, building upon them both upstream and in-house, integrating them into MBition's products and shipping them to customers. In particular this means assisting with upstream contributions, determining the appropriate modes of collaboration, and ensuring best practices along the way.
  • Ensures license compliance, full documentation of the copyright and patent assets embedded in the product as well as fulfillment of all Open Source license obligations integrated in a continuous delivery process. We closely work with the legal and DevOps teams towards this goal.
  • Helps the organization embrace an open collaboration culture that facilitates innovation. We mentor team members and provide training to developers, reviewers and non-technical staff on engineering and collaboration techniques.
  • Interact with the wider Open Source community to establish a network of collaborators and engage with innovation drivers. MBition aims to support and facilitate upstream communities that develop functionality significant to our products.
  • Last but not least, your mission will be to formulate, adapt and defend our Open Source strategy to our stakeholders. The Open Source Team helps to shape the whole organization adopt open innovation, remote work and to adopt and foster community spirit. Additionally we don't believe in purely managerial roles which means you'll be working hands-on with the team on all goals listed above.
This position will ​oversee a ​team of 3-5 engineers and report to the Lead of License ​Management.
Your Profile
You have successfully completed your studies with a focus on software engineering or a related field, or have comparable relevant education or significant expertise that enables you to fill this role.
  • You have hands-on experience in working as a software                     engineer.
  • You bring a proven track record of Open Source contributions           and ideally engagement in the governance or license compliance      management of relevant Open Source communities.
  • You speak the language of the Open Source community, you can       work in an international, diverse environment and feel                         comfortable in a startup environment that is part of a large                 enterprise.
  • You understand how embedded software products are built, are         familiar with the Linux stack and are not afraid to work at all               software abstraction levels to integrated compliance related               functionality.
  • You have experience of leading a team with a strategy and vision
Personal skills
  • You have a hands-on mentality of getting things done, combined       with a support and mentoring oriented mindset.
  • You can flexibly integrate in both corporate as well as Open               Source inspired teams.
  • You are self-directed and comfortable working in a remote team         environment.
Language skills
  • English (B2 or higher) language skills with both business and             technical terminology
  • German (B2)
Why us?
  • A chance to work on a new generation of infotainment systems,         which will power millions of cars
  • A team of highly experienced experts
  • An international, interdisciplinary innovation lab, which is part of         the Daimler AG
  • Collaborative, Open Source inspired working methods and open       feedback culture
  • A brand new, modern and barrier-free office building facing the           Spree (Berlin Headquarter)
  • Remote work possible (for legal reasons only inside Germany)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Transportation and health benefits, discounts on cars, free                coffee,  fruits and more
We look forward to receiving your complete application, including CV (in English or German) and relevant references with the following information:
  • Job title and reference number
  • Salary expectations
  • Earliest start date
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