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Trade Compliance Program Manager, Americas

Posted Mar 05
Full Time
On Site
Alameda, California


Position at Wind River


LOCATION -  Alameda, CA


Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems. For more than four decades, the company has been an innovator and pioneer, powering billions of systems that require the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability.

Wind River helps customers across automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and telecommunications industries solve complex technology challenges on their journey toward the new intelligent machine economy. The company’s software powers generation after generation of the safest, most secure systems in the world.  Examples include playing a key role in NASA space missions such as Artemis I, the James Webb Space Telescope, and multiple Mars rovers. We’ve achieved recent 5G milestones including the world’s first successful 5G data session with Verizon and  building one of the largest Open RAN networks in the world with Vodafone.

The company has received industry recognition for its technology innovation and leadership, and for its workplace culture, including global Great Place to Work certification and being named a “Top Workplace” for ten consecutive years. If you want to be part of a unique culture where the lived experience is based on our cultural attributes of growth mindset, customer-focus, and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, come join us and help advance the future software defined world.      


 The Americas Trade Compliance Program Manager is responsible for ensuring the legal international trade of software and goods in compliance with applicable government laws and regulations, with an emphasis on export and import regulations in the EU and across the EMEA region. This position will have direct report(s) and will have responsibility for oversight and mentoring of employees and/or contractors.        

Interface & Collaboration      

This role will report directly to the Global Director of Trade Compliance in Alameda, CA.  To be successful, a candidate must be able to work well within the existing Global Trade Compliance Team as well as cross-departmentally in order to achieve effective integration of trade compliance policies and procedures into other departmental workflows and policies.  The candidate is expected to professionally and respectfully interact with and influence across all levels of employees within the Company.      


  • Ensure that the company’s activities within the Americas are compliant with domestic and international import/customs, export, and sanctions requirements.
  • Support the Trade Team with maintenance and improvement of trade compliance program, procedures, and other compliance initiatives.
  • Act as primary person responsible for maintenance and oversight of Americas-based entities compliance programs.
  • Support day-to-day trade compliance procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable trade compliance laws and regulations for international transactions into, out of, or within the Americas region.
  • Serve as the resident expert on US and Canadian import/customs, export, and sanctions laws and regulations.
  • Conduct self-testing and audits of the company’s Americas operations with respect to trade compliance activity.
  • Analyze and interpret government regulations, policy and requirements for compliance as they relate to customs/import laws and regulations, export control laws and regulations, and sanctions from applicable countries within the Americas region.
  • Conduct training on trade compliance laws/regulations and applicable policies and procedures to Americas-based company associates and new hires.
  • Provide consultation to Americas-based business units, subsidiaries, and business function leadership on issues affecting the business, and resolve matters in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Oversee and provide day-to-day guidance to company personnel on compliance related matters, including but not limited to; HTS classification, export control/dual-use classification, US/CA export license applications and usage, government reporting, customs valuation, country of origin determination, free trade agreement qualification, and customs brokerage management.
  • Consult with the Global Director of International Trade, Compliance Counsel, and outside counsel as needed to resolve difficult legal compliance issues.
  • Other tasks as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years of total trade compliance experience having at least 1 year of program development and management experience.
  • Extensive experience with US and/or Canadian export controls systems and government tools, export/import classification, and country of origin determination.
  • Extensive knowledge of DOC-BIS/EAR rules and government reporting requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of US munitions list regulations
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills (the ability to present trade compliance concepts in a technical environment and to persons at all levels).
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong critical thinking skills, excellent problem analysis and solving skills; ability to quickly see upstream/downstream impact and risk points. 
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information frequently and appropriately
  • Capable of working independently in support of trade compliance objectives and working collaboratively both within the global trade compliance team as well as cross departmental/functional
  • Flexible home office! We offer the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule or 100% remote
  • Named Top Workplace for the 8th year in a row
  • Wind River’s commitment to DEIB
  • 100% Employee covered Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance*
  • Flexible Time Off policy* + 12 observed Holidays
  • 401K with company match *
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) *
  • Wellness Benefits through Unmind
*Varies by region and country                 
The annual base salary range for this role’s listed grade level is currently $127,500 to $172,160 plus a bonus for SF Bay Area residents. Salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities of the applicant, and equity with other team members. Employees in this role are also eligible for the following benefits in accordance with the terms of the Company's plans: health, dental, vision insurance, life insurance, flex time off, eligibility to enroll in 401k, and 12 paid holidays. 
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