Engineering Manager

  • Job Reference: 320296269-2
  • Date Posted: 2 July 2021
  • Employer: Mozilla
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering and Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Company

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
  • The Firefox Search Engineering Manager leads the engineering team responsible for all things search-related for our Firefox browser to connect our users with the right content, as easily as possible, no matter what they are looking for (search UI aka "Awesome Bar", search auto-complete prediction algorithm, user data back-end including history and bookmarks, sponsored content partnership, etc).
  • We're looking for a leader that is passionate about building awesome teams, finding innovative solutions to exciting problems, shipping quality software and wanting to make an impact with how the world uses the Internet.
  • Feel good about your work again! Pursue your future while working to protect the future of the internet for everyone, everywhere.


What You'll Get To Do
  • Innovate and lead initiatives at the heart of our Firefox user experience with ownership of one of our most critical components.
  • Make data-based roadmap decisions by running real world technical experiments to capture metrics on how impactful proposed features are.
  • Create an inclusive environment which engages and challenges your team members, and exposes them to new opportunities.
  • Communicate your team's goals, the scope and risks of your projects, and be responsible for the delivery of initiatives on clear timelines.
  • Ensure the solutions your teams deliver are on time, high quality, measurable, and maintainable.
  • Anticipate the right mix of capabilities required for your team to be successful, and recruit and hire new people as needed.
  • Be rewarded with growth and leadership opportunities for strong performance.
  • Mentor and provide regular feedback to employees regarding system architecture, solution design, code quality, test development, career development, employee performance, community building, communication style, and work-life balance.
  • Work collaboratively with many teams including Legal, Business Development, Product, UX, QA, Operations, and Data Analysis.
  • Empowered decision making with analytics and data.


What You Bring
  • Proven team leadership skills leading and mentoring a team of diverse engineers.
  • Software engineering background that enables you to drive technical decisions within the team and engage with engineers at all levels of seniority.
  • Experience successfully leading and shipping sophisticated software projects on time in a loosely structured environment.
  • Strong communication and ability to develop positive relationships with others, regardless of their rank or role.
  • Desire to grow and learn as a manager, grow and develop others, and get results through others rather than personal technical proficiency.
  • Passion to resolve problems, manage risk, lead change, and facilitate collaborative decision-making.
  • Proficiency with software development practices for triage, prioritization, and execution.
  • Leader who will hire, coach, empower, develop, and delegate to geographically distributed team members with different skill sets from their own.

Bonus points for

We value a variety of voices. You don't need to check every box on this list to apply.
  • Experience leading multiple teams and/or driving multiple large scale concurrent projects.
  • Product management experience.
  • Solid understanding of at least one of the following programming languages: JavaScript, C++, or Rust.
  • Experience working in open source environments.


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 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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