Browsers are unique in that they are one of the only pieces of software that you share with your parents as well as your kids. Which makes sense, they're our doorway to the most important things — through them we socialize with loved ones, work on our passion projects, and explore our curiosities. But on their own, they don’t actually do a whole lot, they’re kind of just there. They don’t help us organize our messy lives or make it easier to compose our ideas. We believe that the browser could do so much more — it can empower and support the amazing the things we do on the internet. That’s why we’re building one: a browser that can help us grow, create, and stay curious.
To accomplish this lofty task, we’re building a diverse team of people from different backgrounds and experiences. This isn’t optional, it’s crucial to our mission, as we need a wide range of perspectives to challenge our assumptions and shape our browser through a bold, creative lens.
With that in mind, we especially encourage women, people of color, and others from historically marginalized groups to apply.
About the Role
Infrastructure engineers build the infrastructure on which our browser runs. As an infrastructure engineer, you'll architect and build services that answer questions like...
- How do we build performant browsers on every platform that integrate deeply with the OS and look and feel like native?
- How do we convert Chromium into an SDK that allows to iterate quickly and easily explore and extend what a browser can do, without creating a maintenance burden?
- How do we enable Google Docs-style real-time collaboration for any website on the internet?
- How do we sync files, notes, tabs, and browsing sessions seamlessly and securely so that no matter which device you're on, all your stuff is always instantly there and accessible offline?
- How do we architect our systems such that security, privacy, and encryption are built-in and require no extra effort to integrate into features?
- How do we do this all while maintaining a codebase and development environment that is a joy to use, intuitive to extend, and accessible to everyone?
Overall you will...
- Scope and lead technical projects across server, client, browser, and OS layers
- Design APIs that abstract away complexity and allow product engineers to use those abstractions to quickly iterate, collaborating closely with product engineers in the process
- Ensure product development is progressing by finding and fixing inefficiencies in the appropriate layer of the system
- Effectively help the team invest in observability, tooling, stability, and performance alongside building new systems
Within 1 month you will...
- Get onboarded onto the team and codebase with an onboarding buddy