Why join 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.

The Role

The WebAssembly team at Mozilla cares deeply about bringing bare metal hardware performance to Firefox’s industry-leading Web VM, SpiderMonkey. We strive for intelligent hardware utilization and dependable security while we push the boundaries of what the web is capable of.  We are looking for an Engineering Manager for the WebAssembly team to help us turn all this exciting potential into a reality and transform the software ecosystem. The team is distributed across Europe and the US and we are looking for a manager to work from our Berlin office.

As an Engineering Manager you will:

  • Mentor and manage a team of 6-10 software engineers.
  • Report to the senior engineering manager of the Web VM team.
  • Lead the completion of major initiatives on clear timelines.
  • Ensure that the software your team delivers is of high quality and maintainable.
  • Anticipate headcount needs for the team and recruit to fill those needs.
  • Be a member of the Mozilla community, collaborating on initiatives with peers and other teams.
  • Develop and communicate the roadmap, scope, and risks of your team’s projects.
  • Work openly and build a relationship with our user base, open source community, and partners.
  • Help your team members grow in their careers.
  • Foster Mozilla’s cultural values on the team with positivity and enthusiasm.
  • Be rewarded for strong performance with growth and leadership opportunities.

Job requirements:

  • 6 years of overall relevant work experience with at least 2 years of people management experience.
  • Proven ability to successfully lead and ship software projects. 
  • Proficiency with software development practices for issue triage, prioritization, and execution.
  • Ability to take initiative in a loosely-structured environment to lead your team to success. 
  • Experience managing geographically-distributed team members with different skill sets from your own.
  • Demonstrated effective and persuasive written and oral communication skills.

Our team requires skills in a variety of domains. You should ideally have experience with some of the areas listed below, and be interested in learning new things. We’re excited to see:

  • Experience with low-level software development.
  • Experience with best practices in software security and threat modeling.
  • Experience with benchmarking and performance-sensitive design.
  • Working knowledge of the modern web platform.

 

 

Join us and become part of our mission to promote openness, innovation, and opportunity online.  Mozilla is a global organization, and this role is available in our lovely Berlin office.

Feel good about your work again.

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: Beijing, Berlin, London, Paris, Mountain View, Portland, San Francisco, Taipei, Toronto and Vancouver
  • 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 

About Mozilla

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.

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.

 

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