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Neural Machine Translation Engineer

Emerging Technologies

Duration: 1 year initial contract with extension to 2 years

Do you dream of harnessing your engineering and machine learning knowledge to enrich users’ lives? To improve their privacy and security? To expand their ecosystems by opening up models and data to the world?

If so, you should join Mozilla’s Machine Learning group as part of the three year, EU funded Bergamot Project. The goal of Bergamot is to extend Firefox with an open, on-device neural machine translation (NMT) engine, making translation local, private, and secure.

At Mozilla you will:

  • Package and productize our NMT engine
  • Craft pipelines to ingest, train, and test NMT models on Mozilla’s machine learning cluster
  • Integrate the translation engine as an extension to Firefox
  • Implement UI/UX in Firefox that exposes the NMT engine
  • Conduct user testing of the Firefox/NMT engine integration
  • Present internally and/or externally on progress of the project
  • Craft and maintain the project’s website

Your professional profile:


  • 3+ years of engineering experience
  • Proficiency in JavaScript and C++
  • A general understanding of deep learning
  • Ability to apply engineering to pursue business problems
  • Technical fluency, ability to clearly discuss solution variations and their trade-offs

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have experience in a university or research institution setting
  • You have experience publishing research articles

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.



Emerging Technologies: Open Positions

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

  • 1000+ paid staff from over 30 countries
  • Thousands of volunteer contributors across six continents
  • 10 global offices: Mountain View, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, Beijing, and Taipei
  • 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
  • Wellness programs — we reimburses up to $1700/year for expenses like child and elder care, mental wellness, and personal enrichment