The Position
Mozilla is looking for a Firefox Student Worker to join our Security Engineering team for a one year fixed term contract to help us protect people as they experience the Internet. This position is only open to people currently enrolled in an academic institution in Germany. The academic institution here could be a trade school, a university, or a community college.
 
Most of us were students at one point, so we understand the pressures of day-to-day course loads, as such, we are committed to providing you flexible working hours and competitive compensation depending on the number of hours you're able to work with us.
 
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 worldwide, Mozilla Corporation’s staff designs, builds, and distributes software that allows people to enjoy the internet on their terms. Our flagship product — the Firefox browser — has expanded into a family of products that protect users and alerts them of risks.
 
Motivation
Are you passionate about Firefox and building the open Web? Are you looking to make a positive impact on the world through your contributions to an open Web? Do you want the Web to be more secure by bringing state of the art security features to everyone? Then this role is for you!
 
Your Professional Profile
  • You have experience programming in C/C++ (JavaScript is a plus).
  • You have basic knowledge of cryptography concepts.
  • You speak English fluently and enjoy conducting software engineering work in the open.
  • You are knowledgeable about or are motivated and eager to learn the core web technologies and associated web security.
  • You are enrolled in a university in or around Berlin and are available to come to our Berlin office during regular working hours (when offices reopen) depending on your schedule.
You will help us to improve the security of Firefox and the web in general. We offer flexible working hours and competitive compensation depending on the number of hours.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer. 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.  Mozilla will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics or any other unlawful behavior, conduct, or purpose.

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