Front-End Engineer
at Mozilla Corporation
Team:
Firefox
Locations:
Portland Office

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.

The Opportunity

The Firefox team is a community of engineers who care deeply about delivering the fastest, friendliest, most usable browser possible. We are responsible for making the things you see in the browser work securely, quickly, and well!

Our team is geographically-distributed, and working in the open is the norm. We contribute to the code driving the Firefox browser on a number of desktop platforms - Windows, Linux, and macOS. Our focus is on implementing and fixing things in Firefox as well as helping other teams make it excellent for our users.

Do you enjoy making people delighted with solutions to their problems? Do you like to collaborate with designers to implement new interfaces? Are you interested in learning how to write performant, secure code, and deliver it to hundreds of millions of people? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

What You'll Get To Do

  • Write code and tests, build prototypes, tackle problems with no clear solution, collaborate with other designers and engineers to make the web a better place.
  • Learn about a wide variety of problems and solutions across a large, mature codebase.
  • Help educate engineers on other teams through code reviews, giving talks, and/or writing documentation.
  • Work with driven, committed team members to bring the open web to people around the world.

What You Bring

Minimum Qualifications

  • You’re comfortable reading and writing JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • You have the ability to easily switch contexts and work on several projects at the same time.
  • You have an interest in and ability to work with a distributed team (which requires good asynchronous written communication skills as well as good verbal communication skills).
  • You are happy to provide and receive constructive feedback; when you see something that can be improved, you act on it.
  • You can build consensus on complex issues, through your empathy, internal credibility and visibility.
  • You know how to approach an existing codebase and improve its architecture through small, planned interventions.

Bonus Points

  • Reading and understanding C++ and/or Rust.
  • Unafraid of asking questions, and proposing new ideas if you think they will make a positive impact.
  • A love of helping your colleagues grow and get better at what they do.

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.

 

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