Tech Lead, Credential Management

The Role

Mozilla is hiring a Technical Leader into the privacy engineering team.

Credential Management is an essential component of the browser. The scope includes the password manager as well as form autofill. We aim to provide our users an easy, reliable, and seamless experience. Our Credential Management is a powerful tool to store, protect and manage critical pieces of data such as passwords, addresses, and credit card details and help them login to websites and check out efficiently. The engineering team works closely with product managers, data analysts, and UX designers in a multi-functional team focused on delivering the most secure and useful features for credential management.

In this position, you will be empowered to lead in technical decision making for the team. You will need a thorough understanding of the system architecture to identify critical parts that need to change and essential features that have to be built. You will be expected to break work down and efficiently identify priorities. This is not a management role, however, providing mentorship and guidance to the other team members is a key expectation. As a tech lead, your focus will be on the entire team’s productivity and strive to increase the impact of the team’s work product.

We are a strong team with a significant impact that genuinely cares about protecting our users and the Web as a global resource. We are maintainers of a platform and part of a worldwide community. We need your help to keep our mission alive.

Key Responsibilities

As a Tech Lead working on Credential Management, you will:

  • Work alongside product managers and user researchers to translate user needs and requirements into software solutions.
  • Work with engineering managers and program managers to break down work, estimate timeline, prioritize tasks, and keep the project moving.
  • Lead the team to build reliable, efficient, and well-tested solutions to complex problems that directly impact users’ security, privacy, and convenience.
  • Guide and mentor other engineers and assist them in removing obstacles.
  • Gain ownership of your project area, make independent technical decisions and be a catalyst for other teams interacting with your code.
  • Interact with the Mozilla community to triage bug reports and help out volunteer contributors.

Job Skill Requirements

We’re looking for people with:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong coding skills in JavaScript and C++.
  • Solid knowledge of core web technologies.
  • Sound understanding of password manager concepts.
  • Ability to quickly analyze and solve sophisticated software development problems spanning multiple components, sometimes outside your area of expertise.
  • Experience with technical decision-making and project prioritization.
  • Several years of experience reviewing code, mentoring other developers, and teaching recommended practices.
  • Ability to lead a software engineering team to ship high-quality code consistently.

Preferred Skills

We’d be particularly delighted to hire someone who has:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science.
  • Experience working in a password manager.
  • Experience with relational databases/SQL.
  • Experience with open-source software projects and communities.

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, and persons of all sexual orientations and 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 to request an 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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