Duration: 1 year initial contract with extension to 2 years

Why Mozilla Engineering?

Learn: Code review at Mozilla includes pushing to passionate contributors around the world. Building Firefox and its family of products requires knowledge up and down the stack, and extremely high standards for security and optimization. Beyond the browser, we’re developing AR/VR, IoT, and voice recognition products that respect and protect privacy.

Grow: We’re dedicated to helping every team member develop. We give engineers trust and responsibility from day one, offer generous stipends for learning opportunities, and provide mentorship, especially around key leadership skills like collaboration and clear, kind communication.

Make Your Mark: We’re small but mighty, challenging the biggest behemoths on the internet with a staff the size of their marketing departments. That means every engineer can have an outsized impact on products that touch tens of millions of users—ultimately influencing how the entire internet works.

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:

Requirements

  • 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

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. Mozilla’s Emerging Technologies group incubated and sponsors Rust — Stack Overflow’s “most loved programming language” for the last four years — and is building safe, private versions of virtual reality, internet of things, and voice recognition.

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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