This Software Company Is Helping 15 Million Developers Innovate: Here’s Why You Should Join Them

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Fairygodboss
April 15, 2024 at 8:45AM UTC

“We're building something big, together.”

Sonatype is the software supply chain management company. Through their industry-leading software supply chain management platform, they empower developers and security professionals with intelligent tools to innovate more securely at scale, helping more than 2,000 organizations and 15 million software developers deliver and maintain exceptional and secure software.

The Sonatype journey began almost 15 years ago, just as the idea of “open source” software development began to take hold. From its humble beginnings as a core contributor to Apache Maven, Sonatype has grown to support the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central) and distribute the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus).

“Over time, we witnessed the staggering volume and variety of open-source libraries that began flowing into every development environment in the world,” the company explains. “We understood that when open-source components are properly managed, they provide tremendous energy for accelerating innovation. Conversely, when unmanaged, open source ‘gone wild’ can lead directly to security vulnerabilities, licensing risks, enormous rework, and waste. Our vision today is simple. We are laser focused on helping organizations continuously harness all of the good that open source has to offer, without any of the risk.”

This vision is backed by Sonatype’s four core values:

  1. Trust through transparency and accountability. As a remote-first company, trust is foundational to the success of their business, and they strive for transparency through clear communication.

  2. Embrace inclusion. Sonatype knows that the success of their business is fueled by their people, and they always strive to act with humility.

  3. Be bold. Sonatype is a leader in their space and, by producing best-in-class software supply chain management products, they also empower their customers to act as change agents.

  4. Pursue growth. At Sonatype, they are always growing and supporting their employees' development.

In order to achieve their goals, Sonatype says that they have invested in “knowing more about the quality of open source than anyone else in the world.” This means leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as human expertise. In fact, as they note in their core values, the success of Sonatype is largely backed by their people. 

In this article, we’ll take a look at Sonatype’s global team and inclusive culture! 

Exploring the inclusive (and growing!) culture at Sonatype.

Sonatype believes that great discoveries happen when people from a diverse set of backgrounds learn, grow and work together to achieve a common goal. “We strive to make inclusion an essential component of everything we do,” the company states. “We strive to act with humility. We embrace new ideas and encourage people to be their authentic selves. We value stakeholder feedback. Our varied experiences, locations, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, make us a better company. That's why we're committed to bringing different backgrounds and perspectives into our organization.”

Today, the company consists of more than 600 employees from diverse backgrounds and 50 countries who speak 15 languages. And Sonatype has multiple active DE&I programs and initiatives, too.

For example, in 2018, the company formed Women at Sonatype to build engagement and awareness. The company also boasts an LGBTQ+ group and an employee-led Community, Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity (CBID) Committee that all aim to make the workplace culture an inclusive and celebratory one. 

“At Sonatype, our collective talent comes from people of varied backgrounds and individual journeys that make us who we are and enable us to think the way we do to solve problems in line with our company mission,” Santi Mulukutla, manager of Customer Success Engineering, has says of the company. “Breaking the bias that each of us may carry helps to ensure that we remain unified through our core values towards realizing our company mission.”

With a gamut of benefits — from competitive compensation packages, flexible schedules and opportunities to continue learning and growing — all employees are given the resources they need to succeed.

“Despite our different backgrounds, we are all united by one mission: to help software developers harness the power of open source, while making software safer — but that doesn't mean we also don't know how to have a good time,” the company tells Fairygodboss. “Whether it is at company meet-ups, happy hours after work, charity fundraisers, or just day to day, the Sonatype community is vibrant and all inclusive.”

Sonatype is hiring so you, too, can take advantage of the aforementioned perks and get in on the fun.

“Our amazing opportunities are available across the globe in our Engineering, Design, Product Management, and Sales teams,” Sonatype says. “We seek candidates who share our passion for Open Source Technology and offer a creative, collaborative environment where every employee has a voice.”



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