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Open Source Engineer

* Please note: For this vacancy we can only consider candidates who hold a valid EU Passport or Dutch work permit. *

We are currently looking for an Open Source Engineer for a permanent job in Amsterdam area!


Job details

You will be responsible for software stack source code review in relation to various license compliance. You will be an advisor to the software developers team in the area of widely defined Open Source compliance.

To some extent the job can be remote. This position is about working with the source code repositories and team which is developing/using this code. So constant presence at the office is not necessary but regular visit at the office is a must    

The most important is knowledge how generally called “open source” world is ruled. What license are used there, what implication they create, how to deal with license limitation etc. Such person needs to be kind of advisor to developers team in area of third party code published with various license and usage of such code within the product.

Software build automation tools and scripts that are used are Jenkins as CI, Yocto/OpenEmbedded, make, automake, python, bash as a main tools, build systems, and development environment.

Source code is developed mainly in C/C++ and JavaScript so understanding of those is needed. The candidate is not expected to do a lot of source code development but he/she needs to understand the matter which he/she needs to review and assess. Knowledge of various tools/services used for code inspection and review is mandatory. Script languages as Python/Perl/Bash are really helpful here.


Key Accountabilities

  • Support design and implementation of company open source strategy,
  • Advising the right technical decisions and facilitate company successful interaction with the open source community.
  • Upstream in house developed software to open source community   
  • Prepare and conduct an open source subjects related trainings to SW developers team.
  • Continuous monitoring of SW repositories, detecting potential licence violation, propose corrective actions.   



  • Two to Four years of experience as an Open Source engineer
  • Hands-on experience is required; you will work with real source code and development team.
  • Very good knowledge of various Open source license types, dependencies and way of usage in commercial projects 
  • Knowledge of Open Source environment, rules of cooperation.
  • Experience with Yocto / OpenEmbedded, Linux Kernel, GPL and a like license, Jenkins, closed source/Open Source   
  • Experience with Jenkins as CI, Yocto/OpenEmbedded, make, automake, python, bash, Perl.
  • Experience with C/C++ and JavaScript
  • Working experience with major organizations promoting and preserving open source software usage in commercial and non-commercial products  
  • Proven work experience on similar position in various commercial projects
  • Very good knowledge of tools supporting source code review in light of compliance to various license
  • Very good knowledge of SW build automation tolls and scripts
  • Good software development skills.
  • Working experience with remote SW developer’s teams, spread across world
  • Experience in researching, diagnosing, troubleshooting and identifying solutions related to Sw build tree
  • Self-driven, able to work alone and as a team member
  • Open minded, Communicative in writing and speaking
  • Strong problem solving skills, focus on details
  • Out of the box thinking.
  • English professional efficiency in speaking and writing     



Published on: 13-07-2017
Location: Amsterdam area
Status: Closed
Reference: O170198
Contact: Manon Huijbers
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