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Sonatype Overview

Fulton, MD
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Sonatype is the world’s leading provider of vast data intelligence and DevOps-native developer tools to help organizations harness all the goodness in open source software, without any of the risk. As the creators of Apache Maven, the Central Repository, and Nexus ... Read more

Mission: To help every team developing and operating software unlock the full potential of open source.

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Sonatype – Why Work For Us?

At Sonatype we have a long history of partnership with the world of open source software development. From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), we exist for one simple reason; to help accelerate software innovation.

We draw great inspiration from the teachings of Edwards Deming; and we believe that modern organizations can build better applications, faster, for less when they embrace and apply the fundamentals of supply chain automation to their software development lifecycle.

There is a staggering volume and variety of open source and third-party component parts flowing through every development environment in the world. If properly sourced and managed, these components are a tremendous source of energy for accelerating innovation. If not, they lead directly to security vulnerabilities, licensing risks, enormous rework, and waste.

Today, we have assembled a world class team of employees, investors, and partners. With over 150,000 installations and counting, Nexus products are helping modern development organizations intelligently source, manage, assemble, and maintain open source and third-party components, so they can improve the quality, security, and speed of their software supply chains.

Want to join us? We're constantly looking for talented and passionate people.

We're building something bigger together. Come join us.

At Sonatype, we never stop looking for talented people to help us achieve our goals. If you're passionate about accelerating software innovation, here are a few things you should know about us:

We are decentralized. Our headquarters are in Fulton, MD, but our growing and talented team live and work anywhere and everywhere.

Wearecommittedtokaizen. We strive to continuously improve ourselves, our products, and our customer relationships everyday.

Wearetransparent. We are open and honest in all of our engagements.

Wearecollaborative. We believe in the power of teams and recognize that the best ideas can come from anywhere.

We aretrusting. We trust our employees to get their jobs done.

Wearepassionate. We genuinely care about the products we make, the customers we serve, and the company we're building together.

Sound like a place you’d love to work?

Sonatype Reviews

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  • "Collaborative , Productive & Fun"

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    Current Employee - Security Researcher in Remote, OR
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    I have been working at Sonatype full-time (Less than a year)


    - Great communication since everyone is remote
    - Supportive and helpful team members
    - Team members are ready to take initiative and volunteer for tasks at hand
    - Knowledge sharing


    - No 401k match
    - Onboarding is somewhat haphazard

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Sonatype Photos

Sonatype photo of: And ... the Cybersecurity EOYMidAtl Award goes to... Sonatype’s CEO Wayne Jackson!
Sonatype photo of: The Nexus Repository team at the 2018 product team meetup
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Sonatype photo of: SKO in Orlando, 2018
Sonatype photo of: Fun with the some of the women of Sonatype at the 2018 Product MeetUp in Annapolis, MD
Sonatype photo of: It's a girl!
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Sonatype Interviews



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    The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Sonatype (New York, NY).


    I submitted an application and despite a decade of experience I received a canned rejection letter. I was not given an explanation of why I was not considered. I believe I am qualified for the position and that it would have been a good fit.

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Sonatype Awards & Accolades

  • The 2018 Wealthfront Career Launching Companies List, Wealthfront, 2018
  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Ernst & Young (E&Y), 2018
  • JMP Securities’ 2018 Hot 100 List, JMP Securities, 2018
  • DCA Live’s Top CMOs, DCA Live Media, 2018
  • IDC Innovator, IDC, 2018
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