Software Engineer, Windows Integration
at Mozilla Corporation
Team:
Core Product-Firefox
Locations:
Remote US, Remote Canada, Berlin Office
The OS integration team is a cross-disciplinary team in charge of improving and maintaining Firefox on its various supported operating systems. We make sure Firefox is a first-class citizen that integrates well with the desktop and supports new features offered by the operating system. 
 
In addition to that, we deal with the operating system specifics: crash reporting, interactions with third party software, sandboxing and hardening techniques and investigating crashes. We develop close to the machine on low-level topics such as improving the browsers' performance and security with better Inter Process Communication (IPC), improved memory allocators, and improve power usage by deploying power saving techniques.
 
As a Software Engineer in OS integration you will:
  • Work with experienced software engineers to further develop your understanding of the Windows platform.
  • Improve the quality of Firefox on Windows by hunting down and fixing software defects, improving the experience of hundreds of millions of users.
  • Help develop and ship major new Firefox features on Windows.
  • Collaborate with other teams by providing code review and technical direction.
  • Work with a geographically-distributed development team.
You should possess the following skills:
  • You already possess a solid understanding of C and C++.
  • You have some experience with low-level systems programming on a major platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, Android).
  • You are a fast learner, able to work and figure out things independently, but know when to stop and ask for help or feedback.
  • You are an excellent communicator and have participated effectively on a distributed team.
Bonus points for:
  • You already have development experience on Windows, particularly with low-level Win32 API coding.
  • You have kept up to date with major language changes (C++11 and beyond) and best practices.
  • You have programming experience in Rust.
  • You have previously successfully contributed to an open source project.

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.

Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

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

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