VP of Engineering, Pocket

  • Mozilla
  • 01 May, 2023

Job Description

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Pocket is a part of the Mozilla product family. Pocket empowers people to discover, organize, consume, and share content that matters to them. Our apps and platform are essential ways that millions of people discover and consume content on the web. Pocket is the web, curated: for you and by you.

The opportunity

Our next phase of growth will see us take Pocket from a beloved product used by millions to tens and then hundreds of millions. As we embark on this growth strategy, we are looking for a proven engineering leader to dig in and help us drive scaling of our teams, processes and infrastructure.

We talk often about our work not just being about what we are building, but how we are building it. We aspire to be a model engineering and product organization known for innovating and shipping high-quality products that deliver upon Mozilla’s mission of being the guide to a joyful internet. We are well on our way and now looking to elevate our existing team and scale our infrastructure with experienced leadership.

As VP of Engineering at Pocket, you will… 

  • Build, lead, manage, and mentor a team of Engineering Leaders by cultivating a high-performing, unified team culture
  • Be a part of Mozilla’s VP-level leadership team that serves as the backbone of our operations
  • Define and own the execution for the longer term strategy for Pocket
  • Your team will engineer Pocket to meet the needs of our current business while being able to scale for future growth
  • Identify areas of investment and work alongside existing teams to develop a plan for impact
  • Lead by example, be a champion of an inclusive, collaborative, and iterative engineering culture 

What You Bring

  • 18+ years of professional experience within the software engineering industry, working across a diverse range of companies and products.
  • 8+ years of management experience, with experience managing managers, and working across multiple distributed teams.
  • 5+ years of experience leading high-traffic B2C products with millions of users in the social or content spaces
  • Experience leading teams to build new technology
  • Ability to build and execute a plan for future product development
  • Comfortable driving multiple large scale concurrent projects, and able to focus your efforts to drive towards maximal impact.

Bonus Points for…

  • You are a lifelong learner, and continue to refine and improve your skills when you see an opportunity to do so.
  • Passion for privacy-preserving technology 

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: R2162