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Trade Compliance Analyst

$107,800- $124,000/ year
Posted May 28
Full Time
On Site
Alameda, California



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 Classification Senior Analyst 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 US and across North America region. This position will be an individual contributor role and will have primary responsibility for product classification with prior knowledge of export controls as they apply to software and encryption technology


This role will report directly to the Americas Trade Compliance Manager 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.




  • Act as primary person responsible for determination and maintenance of product classifications and relevant databases, and recordkeeping.
  • Ensure that the company’s activities within the Americas are compliant with domestic and international export controls, embargoes and sanctions requirements, and import/customs.
  • Accurately evaluate export transactions for export authorization requirements; apply and obtain appropriate export authorizations as required.
  • Support the Trade Team with maintenance and improvement of trade compliance program, procedures, and other compliance initiatives.
  • 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 a company expert on US and Canadian export regulations, embargoes and sanctions laws, and import/customs 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 export control laws and regulations, embargoes 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; export control/dual-use classification, US/CA export license applications and usage, government reporting, HTS classification, customs valuation, country of origin determination, etc.
  • Consult with company Trade Compliance Leadership, 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 4-5 years of total trade compliance experience having at least 2 year of product classification experience with strong understanding of Category 5 Part 2 required.
  • 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 DOS-DDTC/ITAR-US munitions list regulations and jurisdiction determination experience.
  • 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
  • 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

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S. Person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. Wind River may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone. 



The annual base salary range for this role’s listed grade level is currently $107,800 to $124,000 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.