Sr. Director of Engineering - Advertising at Mozilla

Posted on:
February 23, 2023

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US Tier 1 Locations: $300,000 USD - $441,000 USD

US Tier 2 Locations: $276,000 USD - $406,000 USD

US Tier 3 Locations: $255,000 USD - $375,000 USD


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The Company

Our unique corporate structure guarantees that every decision we make upholds our mission: to make sure the internet stays available, safe, and welcoming to everyone. Beholden to neither shareholders nor investors, Mozilla Corporation is wholly owned by the not-for-profit Mozilla Foundation.

Along with 20,000+ volunteer contributors and collaborators all over the world, Mozilla Corporation’s staff designs, builds, and distributes software that allows people to enjoy the internet on their own terms. Our flagship product — the Firefox browser — has expanded into a family of products that protects users and alerts them of risks.

The Opportunity

We’re growing the Mozilla Ads product team, focused on display advertising in Mozilla products that is privacy-respecting and values-aligned

This role represents an opportunity to lead the Mozilla Ads engineering team early in its formation and to play an instrumental role in staffing and developing the team culture.

You’ll be the key decision maker in defining and evolving Mozilla’s advertising tech stack

We expect our ethical approach to ads to grow to a $100M+ business in the next 12-18 months, so we’re seeking an entrepreneurial engineering leader to help drive that growth

What You'll Get To Do

Define and own the execution for the longer term strategy for your teams including architecting our ads products

Develop an Ad platform that preserves user privacy.

You will engineer the Ads infrastructure to meet the needs of our current business while being scalable for future growth.

Create an inclusive environment which engages and challenges your team members, and exposes them to new opportunities.

Communicate your team’s goals, the scope and risks of your projects, and drive the delivery of initiatives on clear timelines.

Mentor and provide regular feedback to employees regarding system architecture, solution design, code quality, test development, career development, employee performance, community building, communication style, and work-life balance.

Work collaboratively with many teams including Data Science, UX, Marketing, and Product.

What You Bring

15+ years of professional experience within the software engineering industry, working across a diverse range of companies and products.

5+ years of management experience, with experience managing managers, and working across multiple distributed teams.

Experience building digital advertising technology or advertising platform. 

Comfortable driving multiple large scale concurrent projects, and able to focus your efforts to drive towards maximal impact.

Proven team leadership skills leading and mentoring teams of diverse managers and engineers.

Desire to grow and learn as a leader, grow and develop others, and get results through others rather than personal technical proficiency.

Passion to resolve problems, manage risk, lead change, and facilitate collaborative decision-making.

Able to hire, mentor, empower, develop, and delegate to geographically distributed team members with different skills from your own.

Bonus points for….

Excellent communication skills, both in written and presentation form. You have the ability to quickly distill sophisticated topics into concepts that are tailored for your target audience.

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 advertising technology 

Experience enhancing user experience with Machine Learning

Solid understanding of at least one of the following programming languages: JavaScript, Python, C++, or Rust.

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 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: R2096

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