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Senior Software Engineer, Graphics

Company: Mozilla
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Mozilla Firefox Graphics Team is a highly talented group of engineers dedicated to improving the visual experience of Firefox. We are the team responsible for rendering content and UI of the browser, decoding images, canvas, WebGL, and painting and compositing everything you see on the screen. Are you a highly technical and effective engineer with experience in GPU operations for 2D/3D rendering, game development and fast video playback? Do you enjoy collaborating with experienced, committed engineers to help bring the Open Web to millions of people? If so we'd love to hear from you!

The Graphics Team supports everything revolving around painting content to the screen in Firefox on Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux desktops, so we welcome broad experience across different platforms.

In This Role, You Will

  • Implement improvements in performance of the WebGPU engine used by Firefox.
  • Write software in Rust and C++, including tests and documentation.
  • Investigate and propose solutions and architectural changes to improve performance, reliability and reduce power usage.
  • Support the Graphics team where and as needed.
  • Work closely with other teams within Mozilla and outside of it.
  • Participate in regular code reviews.
    You Should
    • Have knowledge of a range of Graphics APIs and shader languages.
    • Have knowledge of GPU architectures and design.
    • Be proficient in C++ and strong working knowledge of Rust.
    • Be a phenomenal teammate.
    • Have strong debugging and optimization skills in a multi-threaded code.
    • Have at least five years of experience as a software engineer.
      It helps if you already have experience with, or are keen to learn about:
      • Helping and mentoring other team members in your areas of expertise.
      • Working in a diverse community spanning many regions and timezones.
      • Open source collaboration tools.
        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.

        Group: D

        Req ID: R1854

Keywords: Mozilla, Chicago , Senior Software Engineer, Graphics, IT / Software / Systems , Chicago, Illinois

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