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

Do you enjoy planning, executing, and launching large and sophisticated software projects? Do you have a knack for driving consensus among teams with conflicting priorities? Can you move seamlessly between discussions with senior-level executives and front line engineers? We are looking for a hardworking Program Manager who understands how to ship feature-rich software products and services of high quality on a schedule.

What You’ll Do

  • Drive cross-functional product development initiatives that span development teams and product lines
  • Adapt and evolve to the needs of different teams through the project or program lifecycle
  • Partner with Product and Engineering to facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, and commitments
  • Communicate and track program risks and flag problems before they happen
  • Drive ongoing process improvements to improve execution and efficiency of the teams within their domain area by pulling from standard methodologies or by introducing something new
  • Act as a conduit of information between engineering and other internal groups (both technical and non-technical) to ensure that decisions and status are understood

What You Bring

  • Many years experience managing software development programs
  • A deep understanding of the software product lifecycle and portfolio management
  • A track record of holding teams and individuals accountable to timelines and deliverables
  • Knowledge about online privacy and why it's important
  • Ability to build consensus and drive decision making when there are conflicting opinions and no clear answer
  • Experience working with a geographically distributed team
  • Proficiency in working with people ranging from VPs to junior engineers
  • Experience with a variety of software development methodologies, including Agile

Bonus Points For

  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or Engineering.
  • Experience building consumer desktop and mobile products.
  • Familiarity with systems such as Bugzilla, GitHub, and Mercurial or similar.
  • Familiarity using an OKR framework to track progress.

 

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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