Servo Intern (Summer 2019)

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Team:
Emerging Technologies
Locations:
San Francisco

Mozilla is hiring Software Engineering Interns into our technical teams throughout the world. Our headquarters are based in the Bay Area, but we also have opportunities at our offices in Portland and Toronto!

We are engineers, designers, makers, and problem solvers. We work in the fishbowl known as the open source community, with a clear focus on making the Web better. Working with us, you’ll help build interesting new features and improvements in Firefox. To be part of the team, we ask that you be technically-curious, a capable and always-interested-in-learning-more programmer, and excited to be moving the Mozilla mission forward.

Mozilla isn’t just a great place to work, it’s an experience you’ll carry with you throughout your career. As part of our internship program, you’ll have the opportunity to be mentored one-on-one by a talented and experienced developer, to impact the projects you’ll collaborate on, and to never be bored. Ever. From the passionate people you’ll learn from, to the chances you’ll have to make the Web a better place, your time with Mozilla will be unlike any other.

Below is a small snapshot of the work we do to give you an idea about some of the big things you could do at Mozilla.

Research Intern

Mozilla is looking for PhD (or motivated MS) level interns to take on various projects within our Research Group. Past interns have done substantial work in Language Design, Compiler Optimizations, Garbage Collection, Static/Dynamic Analysis, Record-and-Replay Debugging, Parallel Algorithms, Graphics, Video Codecs, and Web Application Optimization. Your work will be highly visible and fully open, just like the rest of Mozilla. We’ve put together a list of possible research topics for this particular term, but we’d love it if you have research ideas of your own to bring to the group. As always, we strongly encourage our research interns to submit their results to relevant academic conferences. To apply, submit your resume via the online form located below.

Servo Intern (San Francisco, CA)  

Servo is Mozilla’s next-generation research web engine, written in the Rust programming language, which balances processor, memory, and energy efficiency with the safety of a modern statically typed language. Servo is part of the Mixed Reality research group, and is our testbed for features targeted at 3D immersive web experiences.

As an intern, you would help improve the security, efficiency, or support for new web technologies in Servo. Projects might include Spectre mitigation, safety of worker threads, constant time cryptography, new web APIs such as shared memory or immersive web content, or another topic depending on the skills and interests of the intern. If you have other research ideas which align with Servo’s goals (such as parallelism, distributed systems, memory safety, or garbage collection integration), please apply.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline with a focus on software development
  • Must be currently enrolled in university with graduation dates starting December 2019 and onward or have graduated from a Coding Academy within last year

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research interests which align with the Servo project
  • Prior experience with reading/writing Rust code
  • Experience solving systems-level problems (such as crashes, intermittent errors, or concurrency bugs)

General Qualifications

  • Ability to quickly learn and be effective within a large code base
  • Experience with writing and publishing academic papers
  • Interest in web technology
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Ability to interpret large amounts of data, multi-task, and produce results independently and collaboratively in a team

Note that this is a long wishlist of qualifications: if you feel you have some but not all of these skills, but you are interested, please do apply anyway.

**Please include a cover letter describing your research topic and/or dissertation topic and relevant project choice/area of interest.**

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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