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Senior Software Engineer, Web Services

MozillaFull-time$100k - $250k*RemoteMay 2, 2024

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Hiring Locations: Remote Canada, US (Eastern/Central time zones preferred but not absolute)

The Company

MZLA Technologies Corporation (MZLA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mozilla Foundation, runs the Thunderbird Project and develops related software and services. Thunderbird is a global, free, and open source email client that has grown significantly in donations, staff, and aspirations since its launch 20 years ago. We are expanding our team as we broaden our product and service offerings, committed to delivering best-in-class productivity solutions independent of big tech influence.

The Opportunity

We’re committed to creating an amazing experience for our users, and you’ll play a key part in this effort. As Sr. Software Engineer, Web Services, you will be working with our existing staff and community members from all over the globe. Your work supports the mission and objectives of MZLA Technologies Corp and the Thunderbird Project and is instrumental in developing our web-focused offerings. We’re a new team building subscription services that bring Thunderbird beyond email.

This is a remote, full time position. You are expected to have excellent written communication skills and coordinate your work over email, video conferencing, Matrix, Slack, Github and Bugzilla.

What You’ll Do

  • Write code and tests, build prototypes, tackle problems with no clear solution, collaborate with other designers and engineers as part of a global, distributed open source development team. This will involve technical decision making, code reviews (receiving and giving), engagement with contributors, planning and other collaborative practices.
  • Along with our designers and product lead, build and deploy prototypes and experiments that improve the workflows and conversions on our websites.
  • Investigate and justify technology choices, including implementing new systems around security, logging, performance and accessibility.
  • Independently identify and deliver technical and architectural improvements
  • Build out our analytics and help us drive decisions based on user-generated data.

What You’ll Bring

  • 5+ years of experience in a Sr Software Engineer role.
  • 5+ years working experience with JavaScript/TypeScript, HTML and CSS.
  • Excellent proficiency with JavaScript both with and without frameworks.
  • 2+ years of Python 3
  • Experience building backend web services
  • Experience working on the full software development life-cycle, from product inception to customer delivery
  • The ability to translate wireframes, style guides and design direction into polished, production ready visual experiences.
  • Awareness of the need for accessibility in implementation and a willingness to collaborate with designers to deliver inclusive experiences.
  • Interest in and ability to work with a distributed team (requires good asynchronous written communication skills as well as good verbal communication skills).
  • Commitment to our values:
    • Passionate about fostering openness and transparency within an open-source community
    • Demonstrates a collaborative and team-oriented approach
    • Motivated by curiosity and creativity
    • Embraces and champions diversity
    • Brings a hearty dose of scrappy grit and resilience to our lively and spirited team.

Bonus Points For

  • Experience with A/B testing.
  • Experience with tracking and increasing click-through rates.
  • Experience with data visualization and/or data engineering.
  • Familiarity with AWS, GCP, or other cloud services platforms.

Applicants must reside in and have work authorization for one of the country locations specified above. We are unable to consider applicants outside of these markets at this time. And we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.

Compensation & Benefits

We benchmark our base salaries to local markets and target the 60th percentile of the peer market. The salary ranges for this role are:

  • Canada - 96,000 - 115,000 CAD 
  • US – 120,000 – 145,000 USD

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support your whole self.

Work & Career

  • Fully remote work & schedule flexibility
  • Latest Laptop  and accessories
  • Annual Remote Work Stipend
  • Monthly Internet Stipend
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Industry Conferences
  • Annual Team Onsite

Rest & Play

  • 24 days PTO per year (prorated) 
  • Your Birthday
  • Year-end Company Shutdown
  • Pilot 4 Day Work Week (July & August 2024)
  • Public Holidays
  • Other Paid Leave
  • Wellbeing Stipend for Personal / Family Activities

Health & Family

  • 401k/Pension Contributions
  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Sick Days

*Applicants must reside in and have work authorization for one of the country locations specified above. We are unable to consider applicants outside of these markets at this time. And we are unable to provide visa sponsorship

About Mozilla 

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’re not a normal tech company. The things we create prioritize people and their privacy over profits. We exist to make the internet a healthier,  happier place for everyone

MZLA Technologies Corporation (MZLA) Hiring Practices

Mozilla believes in the value of diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge, and knows diversity, equity and inclusion 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 not limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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. 

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 [email protected] to request accommodation.



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