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Mozilla // non-profit building internet software
Engineering, Full Time    Remote US, Remote Canada    Posted: Saturday, May 08, 2021
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Why Mozilla Engineering?

Learn: Code review at Mozilla includes pushing to passionate contributors around the world. Building Firefox & its family of products requires knowledge up & down the stack, & extremely high standards for security & optimization. Beyond the browser, were developing AR/VR, IoT, & voice recognition products that respect & protect privacy.

Grow: Were dedicated to helping every team member develop. We give engineers trust & responsibility from day one, offer generous stipends for learning opportunities, & provide mentorship, especially around key leadership skills like collaboration & clear, kind communication.

Make Your Mark: Were small but mighty, challenging the biggest behemoths on the internet with a staff the size of their marketing departments. That means every engineer can have an outsized impact on products that touch tens of millions of usersultimately influencing how the entire internet works.

The Opportunity

The Firefox Security Engineering team at Mozilla is looking for recent graduates up to senior level engineers to join us in our mission to build a better Internet. Are you a curious software developer who is passionate about learning & working collaboratively with a worldwide open source community? If so, wed love to speak with you about coming to work at Mozilla where you can use your talents & initiative to help make Firefox the best web browser on desktop & mobile devices!

In this role, you will be a core team member working to improve Firefox platform security for the benefit of users & web developers alike. Youll work in the open & have frequent contact with collaborators around the world. Day-to-day tasks will include writing code, tests, & specifications as well as building prototypes, solving problems, analyzing data, & most importantly learning new skills that will enable you to become an even stronger engineer. Do you want to know more?

Youll be responsible for:

  • Maintain & add enhancements to Mozillas Network Security Service (NSS) cryptographic library that powers Firefox (et. al.). 
  • Occasionally help in the maintenance of the Personal Security Manager (PSM) module, the layer between NSS & Firefox.
  • Keep up-to-date with emerging cryptographic research, & stay informed & ahead of threats affecting our cryptography. 
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams to implement entirely new features.
  • Analyzing performance problems in the security modules to identify areas that need improvement.
  • Synthesizing bug reports into actionable tasks.
  • Ensuring Firefox aligns with relevant standards & works with real websites.

Your professional profile:

If your background is not an exact match but you feel like this position may be a good fit for you, please apply. We value a diverse skill set, but we explicitly don't care about the path you've taken to get here.

  • Knowledge & interest in web security & cryptography.
  • Strong software development in C & C++.
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills.
  • The desire & ability to create excellent documentation.
  • Motivation to learn new tools & techniques for improving existing software.
  • BS in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience.

Things that might set you apart from other applicants:

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following areas:
    • Multi-threaded systems
    • Performance analysis & optimization
    • A history of working with distributed teams
    • Experience working with a large codebase

We are hiring for a number of roles so specific expertise or experience isnt required. An interest in learning new techniques, tools, & skills with a curiosity to read lots of existing code is critical to success. You will pair with local mentors while collaborating with a distributed team & the worldwide Mozilla community. There will be some travel for working face-to-face with colleagues & career growth through conferences & ongoing learning opportunities will be provided. Youll work hard, but we think youll love every minute of it!

About Mozilla 

Mozilla exists to build the Internet as a public resource accessible to all because we believe that open & free is better than closed & 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 & help create more opportunity & innovation for everyone online.

Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging

Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices & forms of knowledge are crucial to & enrich the companys core mission.  We encourage applications from everyone, including members of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not limited to) women, racialized & Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities & 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, & to receive other benefits & privileges of employment, as appropriate. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race (including hairstyle & texture), religion (including religious grooming & 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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