VP, Data Engineering

  • Mozilla
  • Canada
  • 20 Mar, 2024

Job Description

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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:

Mozilla Corp is looking to hire a VP of Data to accelerate the growth and impact of Mozilla’s existing products while setting the foundation for new product development through strong data science and date engineering direction, data strategy, and execution. You will have an opportunity to drive significant impact at a time when Mozilla is positioned to build software that is unambiguously good for the world at scale. If you’re interested in helping us take on some of the internet’s biggest challenges — openness, accessibility, safety, privacy, security, interoperability, individual agency and more, we look forward to learning more about you!

What you’ll do:

You will accelerate our multi-product ambitions with a strong vision for our data teams and become a trusted thought partner to our product leaders. You’ll do this by bringing your data background, helping Mozilla balance our data principles with product needs, and being a key strategic partner to leaders across organizations at Mozilla in order to move the company's vision forward.

What you’ll bring:

We are seeking an individual who is a creative problem solver and strategic thinker, with the ability to effectively lead and manage multi-function teams. The ideal candidate has led both Data Science and Data Engineering functions, has led small to medium sized teams and is able to build teams from scratch and rebuild existing teams where needed. We expect excellent communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to influence the future direction of our products via their team’s work. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 15 years of experience in data science, data engineering and related roles as well as experience with machine learning, AI, and advanced analytics.They must have an advanced degree in a related field and minimum of 10 years of experience leading a team of data engineering & data science professionals. In addition, ideal candidates will bring the following experiences and capabilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Oversee the strategic direction of both the Data Science and Data Engineering teams, ensuring alignment with the company's objectives. Oversees a range of data-related functions that may include data management, ensuring data quality, and creating data strategy
  • Organizational & Technical Leadership: Manage and technically mentor team leads and members, while pushing the boundaries of current thinking towards better product and engineering outcomes.
  • Data Governance: Ensure compliance with data governance and data privacy standards while also helping Mozilla evolve.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration & Influence: Influence Product direction, Engineering initiatives, future investments & plans for GenAI and collaborate well across multiple organizations.
  • Outcomes: Deliver a world class data engineering platform with our privacy-preserving practices, that enables responsible revenue-generation practices. Enable Data Scientists to partner closely with product and drive Mozilla for the future meaningfully.
  • Commitment to our values:
  • Welcoming differences
  • Being relationship-minded
  • Practicing responsible participation
  • Having grit
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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Req ID: R2503