The Tor Project is looking for a Firefox Hacker and an Extension Developer

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Mike Perry

Nov 27, 2013, 4:31:52 AM11/27/13
The Tor Project has two Mozilla-related job openings available!

We are looking for a C++ browser developer to work on our Firefox-based
browser, and a Firefox extension developer to work on our growing number
of Firefox extensions. Our ideal candidates would be comfortable in both
roles, but we are also interested in hearing from people with either

On the C++ side, your tasks would include implementing new Firefox APIs
and browser behavior changes; looking for and resolving web privacy
issues; fixing bugs; responding on short notice to security issues; and
helping to merge patches upstream.

On the extension development side, your primary tasks will include
writing patches and UI improvements for Tor Birdy, Torbutton,
HTTPS-Everywhere, Tor Launcher, and an OTR plugin for InstantBird. These
improvements will primarily revolve around improving usability, Tor
configuration, and security for our users.

Instructions on how to apply to the C++ position can be found on the
browser hacker job posting:

If you would prefer to focus on extension development, you should apply
to the extension developer position:

Feel free to apply to both positions, as well. It's likely we'll have
some crossover.

About the Tor Project:

The Tor Project is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to research,
development, and education about online anonymity and privacy. The Tor
network's 3000 volunteer relays carry 16 Gbps for upwards of half a
million daily users, including ordinary citizens who want protection
from identity theft and prying corporations, corporations who want to
look at a competitor's website in private, people around the world whose
Internet connections are censored, and even governments and law
enforcement. Tor has a staff of 14 paid developers, researchers, and
advocates, plus many dozen volunteers who help out on a daily basis. Tor
is funded in part by government research and development grants, and in
part by individual and corporate donations.

Mike Perry
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