Senior Software Engineer - Backend

Mozilla   •  

Virtual / Travel

Industry: Consumer Technology

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Less than 5 years

Posted 63 days ago

This job is no longer available.

We're a small team that has the resources of a large company (Pocket was acquired by Mozilla in 2017) and that means lots of opportunity to own projects from start to finish that have tremendous impact on hundreds of millions of users, across many different devices and platforms. Your role will fundamentally affect the success of Pocket.

Come work with us and make a huge impact.


What you'll do:

  • Own significant pieces of our architecture that millions of users interact with and hundreds of developers build applications upon.
  • Take on challenges relating to scaling our platform, improving our API, enhancing user-facing features (sync, search, recommendations, etc.) and measuring and optimizing everything we do.
  • Collaborate with engineers, data scientists, designers, product managers and support teams to implement our product strategy.
  • Contribute daily to decisions affecting the future of Pocket and its platform.

What you already have:

  • You enjoy working the full stack front to back, inside and out. Experience working with many languages and frameworks a plus. MySQL and PHP experience preferred.
  • A B.S. in Computer Science would be lovely, but real-world experience is preferred.
  • You have at least 3 years professional experience. Experience scaling a platform to handle millions of users a plus. Consumer-facing product experience a plus.
  • You uphold standards for quality and performance by performing code reviews, fixing bugs, and creating tests.
  • You possess strong communication skills and an ability to approach problems in a structured way and distill complex issues into actionable insights.
  • While not required, any direct experience with Amazon Web Services, familiarity with web standards and popular frameworks (e.g., Symfony, Laravel, Rails) are all considered a plus.