Senior Software Engineer at Mozilla (Remote)

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The Company

MZLA Technologies Corporation (MZLA) is a new, wholly owned subsidiary of Mozilla Foundation which runs the Thunderbird project. Thunderbird is a global, free, and open source email client that has grown significantly since its launch 10+ years ago! The project is governed by its community, which means that strategic and other high-level decisions are publicly discussed and decided upon by the elected Thunderbird Council. Thunderbird has grown in donations, staff, and aspirations over the last years. It is looking to mature and expand its business practices to ensure future operational success. This new role is an opportunity for an experienced engineer who is excited to design and implement automation to support Thunderbird’s ongoing growth.

The OpportunityThe Thunderbird team is looking to hire a hardworking senior software engineer. You will help update our code base and craft new features for this already very popular cross platform email client. We’re committed to moving our code base over to using primarily web technologies, and you’ll have a significant part to play in this effort. Contrary to many opportunities elsewhere, you have the opportunity to directly utilize the most groundbreaking developments in the browser engine.As an engineer at Thunderbird, you will be working with our existing staff and community members from all over the globe. We are key contributors to open source, allowing you to show your skills to the world both on the code level and as a concrete result in improvements on the product.This is a remote, full time position. We expect excellent written communication skills so as to foster strong work coordination over email, video conferencing, Matrix, and Bugzilla. You could end up working on:
  • Updating the application on UX and technical levels.
  • Code and feature improvements in the integrated calendar.
  • Mail protocol implementations or re-implementations in JavaScript.
  • Crafting tests for operational performance, and addressing performance bottlenecks.
  • Integrating some of the best parts of the more popular add-ons into core.
  • ...and much more.
We’re looking for someone with:
  • Dedication to open source and open standards.
  • A mission of making a concrete positive impact on the day to day communication experience for tens of millions of users.
  • Strong understanding of web technologies.
  • About five years of validated experience developing with JavaScript/HTML/CSS.
  • Knowledge of C/C++.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with add-ons and previous open source engagement is a plus.
  • Experience with calendar systems would be desired, but not a must.
MZLA Technologies Corporation (MZLA) Hiring Practices

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, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at [email protected]

More Information on Mozilla
Mozilla operates in the Internet of Things industry. The company is located in Mountain View, CA and Portland, OR. Mozilla was founded in 2005. It has 1485 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 56 open jobs at Mozilla, click here.
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