Engineering Manager, WebAssembly

Team: Business Development

Locations: Berlin

The Role

We’re looking for an engineering manager who’s excited about the potential of WebAssembly (aka wasm) to join us and help the team grow and succeed. You will be on the front lines as wasm fulfills its potential to change the software industry!

You’ll lead a team of talented software engineers as they advance their careers while shipping excellent software and planning for its future. As a Mozillian in a position of leadership, you’ll help foster our cultural values as you solve challenging problems and advance your own career.

Being involved with shipping software to millions of users requires having experience with the day-to-day activities of issue triage, prioritization, etc. Maintaining a clear roadmap and managing risks surrounding the team’s work is an ongoing task. As with any distributed team, frequent written communication will be required. For this role, we’re looking for someone to work from our Berlin office where we have other members of the broader wasm team and members of adjacent teams.

The WebAssembly team (the team that you'll be managing!)

We are a team of compiler engineers building and maintaining the WebAssembly implementation that ships with Firefox. Our focus is on collaborating with the wasm community to evolve and ensure success for this powerful technology. Part of Firefox’s larger web platform team, our most immediate peers work on the implementation of our JavaScript engine.

About You

  • You are excited to learn new things, especially WebAssembly.
  • You have written code in a pointer-based language (ideally C++).
  • You have worked on system software like a compiler, operating system, etc.
  • You love helping team members and colleagues grow and get better at what they do.
  • You are happy to provide and receive constructive feedback; when you see a chance to improve something, you act on it.
  • You have experience participating in product and strategy planning and can communicate effectively with other functions, such as product and project managers.
  • You are not afraid to ask questions and propose new ideas, especially those that will make a positive impact.
  • You have strong written and verbal English abilities

Come solve problems alongside intelligent and motivated colleagues! We’d love to have you join and strengthen our team as we work on this exciting new technology.

Join us and become part of our mission to promote openness, innovation, and opportunity online. Mozilla is a global organization, and this role is available in our lovely Berlin office.

Feel good about your work again.

At Mozilla, we’re serving humanity—by maintaining a safe, open internet—while also helping the individual humans employed here to reach their personal and professional goals. With a relatively small team serving hundreds of millions of people, a culture of exploration, and a commitment to mentorship, opportunities abound to learn and grow at Mozilla.

Our values drive our actions

  • Purpose is built into our work, with our mission driving every decision
  • We challenge assumptions, the status quo, ourselves, and each other
  • We are transparent: in our code, our business partnerships, and our everyday interactions
  • We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and with perspectives different from our own
  • We pair purpose with performance and put people ahead of profit

Our impact is global

  • 1000+ paid staff from over 30 countries
  • Thousands of volunteer contributors across six continents
  • 10 global offices: Beijing, Berlin, London, Paris, Mountain View, Portland, San Francisco, Taipei, Toronto and Vancouver
  • Hundreds of home offices globally

Our benefits are world-class

  • Flexible work environment (nearly half of Mozillians work remotely)
  • Industry-leading paid parental leave (up to 26 weeks of fully paid leave for childbearing parents and up to 12 weeks for non-childbearing parents)
  • Reimbursement for professional development (up to $3,000/year)
  • A work setup including the latest hardware and software of your choice
  • Wellness programs—we reimburses up to $1700/year for expenses like child and elder care, mental wellness, and personal enrichment

About Mozilla

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.

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. Mozilla’s Emerging Technologies group incubated and sponsors Rust — Stack Overflow’s “most loved programming language” for the last four years — and is building safe, private versions of virtual reality, internet of things, and voice recognition.

How to apply

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