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Staff Software Engineer


Team:
Firefox
Locations:
Remote Canada

Location Details: Mozilla’s North American office locations include San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR, and Toronto, Canada. We are also open to you working from your home office anywhere in the US or Canada for this position.

Mozilla is committed to ensuring the Web is a global, public resource accessible to all. Localizing Firefox and other Mozilla projects in as many languages as possible is a core component of this mission. Our dedicated and talented global community is the driving force behind Mozilla localization. The localization effort consists of around a thousand volunteer contributors with a real passion for breaking down language barriers on the Web. Gathered in around 100 language-specific, volunteer communities, they create localizations for the 60% of Firefox users that don't speak English.

As a Staff Localization Engineer, you will push the localization industry forward around our Fluent project technology by developing standards, tools, and processes that promote multilingualism, and interoperable, open source localization platforms. You will also be one of the primary points of interaction between Mozilla and the global localization community.

If you meet the following criteria and are excited by working with Mozilla l10n in this capacity, please apply!

Required skills

  • Advanced skills in writing Python, JavaScript, and React.
  • Experience in language design, including parsing and AST tooling.
  • Deep understanding of runtime issues within localization ecosystems.
  • Experience with platform-specific localization and internationalization technology (e.g., mobile, Windows, Mac, etc.).
  • Deep understanding of modern translation technology and standards.
  • Experience with working with standards body working groups.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Ability and passion for working in the open and engaging with Mozilla’s global community.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a second language.

Preferred skills

  • Advanced skills with React and Rust.
  • Strong skills in debugging web-based code, reading and writing technical specifications.
  • Experience in parallel programming, in-process, multi-process or distributed.
  • Experience with building web apps and software for global audiences.

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 (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. We will provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability.

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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
  • 9 global offices: Mountain View, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, London, 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