License Compliance and Open Source Engineer (all genders) - in Berlin

Reference: MB264

MBition and Mercedes–Benz bring the automotive industry into the future! How? We are working on the next generation of in-vehicle infotainment systems and user interfaces for Mercedes-Benz cars. Embracing the Open Source ecosystem and building on top of an Open Source foundation is an essential strategy for us to achieve this goal.

We work in Berlin and Sindelfingen as a 100% subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG, which has been perfecting the art of moving people, products and services from A to B for more than 120 years. With an international team of 500 employees, we want to integrate people who appreciate quality, creativity and teamwork just as much as we do. Together we create technology with a passion on exciting topics like automated and autonomous driving, infotainment systems or mobile applications. And we need YOU to help us shape the future!


About the role

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 part of the Open Source Team, your responsibilities will be to:

  • Support 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.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Help 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, the Open Source Team helps to shape the whole organization adopt open innovation, remote work and to adopt and foster community spirit. This is why Open Source community experience is an important expectation towards any candidate.

You will work as part of the Open Source Team under the lead of highly experienced Open Source contributors and in close cooperation with legal, procurement and business experts. You will primarily work in an engineering role applying license compliance and Open Source domain knowledge.


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.

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)


What we offer

  • A chance to work on a new generation of infotainment systems, which will power millions of cars
  • 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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