Staff Software Engineer
Posted on: August 7, 2022
We're looking for a passionate, driven, and experienced backend
engineer to help us deliver world-class applications across the
Pocket product line.
At Pocket, we are focused on connecting people to the power,
possibility & magic of the web. Our apps and platform are essential
ways that over 100M people discover and consume content on the
Are you excited about the role of content to enrich users' lives?
Do you want to build software for a massive audience? We are
looking for a Staff Software Engineer to help make this happen. Our
Backend team builds the Pocket experience behind the scenes to
provide our client engineers with the APIs and infrastructure they
need. We're looking for a leader that is passionate about building
scalable and modular systems, mentoring fellow engineers,
contributing to product roadmaps, finding innovative solutions to
challenging problems, and shipping quality code.
Pocket is a part of the Mozilla Corporation. We are committed to an
internet that elevates critical thinking, reasoned argument, shared
knowledge, and verifiable facts. As our Staff Software Engineer,
you'll be responsible for helping ensure our ability to support
high-quality content on the web. This role is fundamental to
Come work with us and make a huge impact on advancing high-quality
content on the web.
What You'll Do
- Own significant pieces of our architecture that power
experiences in Firefox and Pocket application and web surfaces.
These surfaces engage millions of users every day and hundreds of
developers build applications upon.
- Develop reusable patterns and practices for deploying systems
at scale on cloud platforms.
- Deliver new features to our users by developing and enhancing
- Partner with product owners, lead projects, collaborate with
peers, mentor other engineers, and share progress with the greater
- Develop product and development roadmaps while considering
technical risks and business needs.
- Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement to enable a
culture of inclusion.
- Prioritize competing work streams and requests.
- Advise greater organization roadmap based on platform and
What You Already Have
- A B.S. in Computer Science would be lovely, but real-world
experience is preferred.
- Standards for quality and performance by performing code
reviews, fixing bugs, creating tests, and shaping maintainable
- Experience in a type-safe language; Typescript a plus.
- Experience working with product partners to develop
- Experience developing repeatable patterns and modular
- Experience leading projects from requirements to delivery.
- Mentorship experience.
- Strong communication skills and an ability to approach problems
in a structured way and distill complex issues into actionable
- At least 7+ years professional experience. Experience scaling a
platform to handle millions of users a plus. Consumer-facing
products experience a plus.
- Direct experience with infrastructure technologies such as:
AWS, GCP, Terraform, Cloudformation, AWS/Terraform Cloud
Development Kit, and/or Docker.
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
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
email@example.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.
Req ID: R1951
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