Engineering Manager, Ads

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Why Mozilla?

Mozilla Corporation is the non-profit-backed technology company that has shaped the internet for the better over the last 25 years. We make pioneering brands like Firefox, the privacy-minded web browser, and Pocket, a service for keeping up with the best content online. Now, with more than 225 million people around the world using our products each month, we’re shaping the next 25 years of technology and helping to reclaim an internet built for people, not companies. Our work focuses on diverse areas including AI, social media, security and more. And we’re doing this while never losing our focus on our core mission – to make the internet better for people. 

The Mozilla Corporation is wholly owned by the non-profit 501(c) Mozilla Foundation. This means we aren’t beholden to any shareholders — only to our mission. Along with thousands of volunteer contributors and collaborators all over the world, Mozillians design, build and distribute open-source software that enables people to enjoy the internet on their terms. 

About this team and role:

We’re growing the Mozilla Ads product team, focused on display advertising in Mozilla products that is privacy-respecting and values-aligned. The Engineering Manager in this role will grow and lead the team that will build and own the core backend systems that support ads in clients (Firefox, MDN, Pocket, etc). You and your team will be the subject matter experts when it comes to advertising, providing guidance and shepherding to various product teams across Mozilla.

What you’ll do: 

  • Mentor and develop a team of 5-8 software engineers.
  • Lead the completion of major initiatives on clear timelines.
  • Ensure that the software your team delivers is high quality, measurable, and maintainable.
  • Develop and communicate the roadmap, scope, and risks of your team’s projects.
  • Anticipate headcount needs for the team and recruit to fill those needs.
  • Be a member of the Mozilla community, working on initiatives with peers and other teams.
  • Help your team members further develop their careers.
  • Champion Mozilla’s cultural values on the team with positivity and enthusiasm

What you’ll bring: 

  • 6 years of overall software engineering  experience with at least 2 years of people management experience.
  • Proven ability to successfully lead and ship software projects.
  • Ability to influence roadmaps and execution in the teams you partner with
  • Proficiency with software development practices for issue triage, prioritization, and execution.
  • Ability to take initiative in a loosely structured environment to lead your team to success.
  • Experience handling geographically-distributed team members with different skill sets from your own.
  • Commitment to our values:
    • Welcoming differences
    • Being relationship-minded
    • Practicing responsible participation
    • Having grit

Bonus Points for…

  • Experience in digital advertising or advertising platforms

What you’ll get:

  • Generous performance-based bonus plans to all eligible employees – we share in our success as one team
  • Rich medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Generous retirement contributions with 100% immediate vesting (regardless of whether you contribute)
  • Quarterly all-company wellness days where everyone takes a pause together
  • Country specific holidays plus a day off for your birthday
  • One-time home office stipend
  • Annual professional development budget
  • Quarterly well-being stipend
  • Considerable paid parental leave
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Other benefits (life/AD&D, disability, EAP, etc. – varies by country)

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.

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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