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Firefox C++ Development Intern
Mozilla is hiring C++ Software Engineering Interns onto our technical teams throughout the world. Our headquarters are based in the Bay Area, but we also have opportunities at our offices in Berlin!
We are engineers, designers, makers, and problem solvers. We work in the fishbowl known as the open source community, with a clear focus on making the Web better. Working with us, you’ll help build interesting new features, improve Mozilla products, and explore new product directions. To be part of the team, we ask that you be user centered, technically-curious, and excited to be moving the Mozilla mission forward.
DOM - Document Object Model Intern (Berlin, Germany)
The DOM team works on Mozilla's implementation of the Document Object Model spec, Firefox’s event infrastructure, Web Workers, IndexedDB, and many other parts of Firefox. Web developers whose work is rendered by Gecko rely on these implementations for building modern Web experiences. We’re looking for interns to help us advance the features, such as Service Workers, Web Components or Firefox's event infrastructure. You’ll be responsible for solving problems, writing code and tests, and working collaboratively with a worldwide community to get feedback from real users.
Software Engineering Intern, Graphics (Berlin, Germany)
The Graphics team is responsible for rendering the content and UI of the browser, decoding images, canvas and WebGL, painting and compositing everything you see on the screen. We are also the team responsible for WebRender. Our focus is writing fast, lightweight, and maintainable code to make Firefox great for users. We are looking for C++ or Rust interns who can also look at a disassembly and reason about its performance. The right person will take initiative to solve problems and will help us find ways to make web browsers fast using GPUs.
Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical discipline
Must be graduating in December 2020 and onward
Or a recent graduate from a Coding Academy (within the last year)
C / C++
Android Applications in Kotlin or Java
Web design tools and languages
Reasonable fluency in and passion for technology
Strong communication and social skills
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Empathy for users, passion for using data to make product decisions, experience with user research techniques
Excellent organization, time management, and interpersonal skills
Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges, propose solutions, and incorporate feedback
Passion for working in the open and engaging with Mozilla’s global community
Ability to work independently or as part of a larger group
What we offer:
As a part of our Mozilla Internship Program, you will:
Impact challenging projects influenced by our family of Mozilla products in and outside of the Firefox web browser (accessibility, voice design, developer tools, mobile, and mixed reality), Rust, Pocket, and more
Be mentored by a fellow teammate and someone who shares the same values
Do real work on real projects and make contributions that will impact hundreds of millions of users
Participate in social events with your fellow interns (amusement parks, ice cream and boba socials, board game nights, escape rooms, and painting parties)
Meet with Mozilla leaders including our CEO, Executive Chairwoman, CPO, Chief R&D Officer, CMO, and Executive Foundation Director
Present your work to Mozilla leaders and fellow team members
Market competitive pay
Catered lunches, snacks, and drinks
Housing service or housing stipend provided
Flights and ground transportation to and from internship
Work visas sponsored
Attendance at our bi-annual All Hands Meeting
Application and Interview Process:
Recruiting begins in September, and we hire on a rolling basis through March. While there is no set application deadline, we do have a limited number of positions open each year, so please apply early!
Locations include Mountain View, San Francisco, Toronto, Berlin, and Paris. Please refer to our internship listings for specific locations offered by position.
Process starts with a resume review followed by a HackerRank challenge (technical) or document submission (non-technical).
Upon passing, you will partake in two technical and behavioral interviews with team members (coding and situational questions are fair game) followed by a hiring manager interview and ultimately, an offer decision.
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. Join us and become part of our mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity online.
Mozilla is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity throughout our recruiting and hiring process and is dedicated to increasing diversity in our workplace.