Senior Privacy Engineer Firefox
at Mozilla Corporation
Team:
Core Product-Firefox
Locations:
Remote US, Remote France, Remote Canada, Remote UK, Remote Germany

The Company

A lot of companies say they’re “mission-driven”. Our unique corporate structure guarantees that every decision we make upholds our mission: to make sure the internet stays available, safe, and welcoming to everyone. Beholden to neither shareholders nor investors, Mozilla Corporation is wholly owned by the not-for-profit Mozilla Foundation.

Along with 20,000+ volunteer contributors and collaborators all over the world, Mozilla Corporation’s staff designs, builds, and distributes software that allows people to enjoy the internet on their own terms. Our flagship product — the Firefox browser — has expanded into a family of products that protects users and alerts them of risks.

Team: Core Product-Firefox (Security and Privacy Engineering)

Locations: Toronto Office, Remote US East Coast, Remote Canada East Coast, Berlin Office, Remote Germany, Remote UK, Remote France

 

The Opportunity

Are you passionate about Privacy Protections and the Open Web? Do you want to ship software to a large user base? Do you want your contributions to have a positive impact on the world?  Do you want to advance current browser architecture to make the web a safer place for users?

Mozilla exists to build the Internet as a public resource accessible to all because we believe that open and free is better than closed and restricted. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to support the Security and Privacy Team to advance the Firefox Web Platform.

What You'll Get To Do

  • Implement anti-tracking features into the Firefox web browser to prevent all forms of unhealthy user tracking.
  • Implement web standards and architectural improvements into Gecko, the browser engine underlying Firefox. 
  • Build performant and maintainable code; take responsibility for their maintenance and improvement over time and back it up by writing automated tests
  • Collaborate with users to troubleshoot and fix bugs
  • Work with a geographically distributed team and mentor junior team members.
  • Communicate openly within Mozilla, the Firefox user base and open source community.

What You Bring

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related program; or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience with programming C++ and JavaScript
  • Proven ability to deliver and maintain complex software projects 
  • Excellent communication skills. You can validate your decisions and communicate them clearly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with web architecture and the privacy and security model of the web.
  • Experience collaborating remotely and asynchronously with an international team.

We value a variety of voices within our team and at Mozilla. You don't need to check every box on this list to apply.

About Mozilla 

Mozilla exists to build the Internet as a public resource accessible to all because we believe that open and free is better than closed and controlled. When you work at Mozilla, you give yourself a chance to make a difference in the lives of Web users everywhere. And you give us a chance to make a difference in your life every single day. Join us to work on the Web as the platform and help create more opportunity and innovation for everyone online.

Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are crucial to and enrich the company’s core mission.  We encourage applications from everyone, including members of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, as appropriate. Please contact us at recruiting@mozilla.com to request an accommodation.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race (including hairstyle and texture), religion (including religious grooming and dress practices), gender, gender identity, gender expression, color, national origin, pregnancy, ancestry, domestic partner status, disability, sexual orientation, age, genetic predisposition, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other basis covered by applicable laws.  Mozilla will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics or any other unlawful behavior, conduct, or purpose.

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Req ID: R1787

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Why Mozilla?

At Mozilla, we’re serving humanity—by maintaining a safe, open internet—while also helping the individual humans employed here to reach their personal and professional goals. With a relatively small team serving hundreds of millions of people, a culture of exploration, and a commitment to mentorship, opportunities abound to learn and grow at Mozilla.


Our values drive our actions

  • Purpose is built into our work, with our mission driving every decision
  • We challenge assumptions, the status quo, ourselves, and each other
  • We are transparent: in our code, our business partnerships, and our everyday interactions
  • We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and with perspectives different from our own
  • We pair purpose with performance and put people ahead of profit

Our impact is global

  • 700+ paid staff from over 30 countries
  • Thousands of volunteer contributors across six continents
  • 5 global offices: San Francisco, Toronto, Paris, Berlin, and Beijing
  • Hundreds of home offices globally

Our benefits are world-class

  • Flexible work environment (nearly half of Mozillians work remotely)
  • Industry-leading paid parental leave (up to 26 weeks of fully paid leave for childbearing parents and up to 12 weeks for non-childbearing parents)
  • Reimbursement for professional development (up to $3,000/year)
  • A work setup including the latest hardware and software of your choice