Director of Engineering, Mobile & Pocket

Mozilla Corporation
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Job Description

The Director of Engineering leads a critical set of teams within the Firefox Mobile organization. These teams cover the Firefox and Focus products on iOS, Android & Pocket. We’re looking for an experienced leader that is passionate about building exciting teams, finding innovative solutions to complex problems, shipping quality software and wanting to make an impact with how the world uses the Internet. You’ll lead a set of world class teams, working on a product that is used by millions worldwide.

What You'll Get To Do

  • Define and own the execution for the longer term strategy for your teams.
  • 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 drive the delivery of initiatives on clear timelines.
  • 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 Data Science, UX, Marketing, and Product.
  • Manage relationships with external partners

What You Bring

  • 12+ years of professional experience within the software engineering industry building products for a broad and diverse user base using Java, Kotlin, and Swift
  • 5+ years of management experience, with experience managing managers, and working across multiple distributed teams.
  • Comfortable driving multiple large scale concurrent projects, and able to focus your efforts to drive towards maximal impact.
  • Proven team leadership skills leading and mentoring teams of diverse managers and engineers.
  • Desire to grow and learn as a leader, 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.
  • Able to hire, mentor, empower, develop, and delegate to geographically distributed team members with different skills from your own.

Bonus points for….

  • Excellent communication skills, both in written and presentation form. You have the ability to quickly distill sophisticated topics into concepts that are tailored for your target audience.
  • You are a lifelong learner, and continue to refine and improve your skills when you see an opportunity to do so.
  • Solid understanding of at least one of the following programming languages: JavaScript, C++, Kotlin, or Swift.
  • Experience with the browser extensions architecture or ecosystem.
  • 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 hiringaccommodation@mozilla.com to request accommodation.

Company Info.

Mozilla Corporation

The Mozilla Corporation was established on August 3, 2005, to handle the revenue-related operations of the Mozilla Foundation. As a non-profit, the Mozilla Foundation is limited in terms of the types and amounts of revenue. The Mozilla Corporation, as a taxable organization (essentially, a commercial operation), does not have to comply with such strict rules.

  • Industry
    Information Technology
  • No. of Employees
    750
  • Location
    San Francisco, California, United States
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