Re: Suivi du développement et des nouveautés de Thunderbird
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_Thunderbird Software Engineer_
Thunderbird is a email client depended on daily by 25 million people on
three platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux (and other *nix). It was
developed under the Mozilla Corporation until 2014 when development was
handed over to the community. The Mozilla Foundation is now the fiscal
home of Thunderbird. The Thunderbird Council, who lead the community
effort, has begun hiring contractors through Mozilla in support of this
venture and to guarantee that all vital services are provided in a
You will join the team that is leading Thunderbird into a bright future.
As a software engineer you will be maintaining and improving the
existing Gecko-based Thunderbird but also pave the way for its
transition to being based on web technologies.
The Thunderbird team works openly using public bug trackers and
repositories, providing you with a premier chance to show your work to
_About the Contract_
The Thunderbird project is looking to hire software engineers to help
maintain Thunderbird. You'll be expected to work with community
volunteers, the Thunderbird Council, and other employees to maintain and
improve the Thunderbird product.
This is a remote, hourly 6-month contract. Hours will be up to 40 a
week. You will be expected to have excellent written communication
skills and coordinate your work over email, IRC, and Bugzilla.
_As a software engineer for Thunderbird you will_ ...
* Fix bugs and regressions and address technical debt.
* In collaboration with Thunderbird's Engineering Steering Committee,
replace/rewrite modules to prepare Thunderbird for the transition to a
* Maintain and improve Thunderbird to ensure that both nightly builds
and releases are always possible.
* Follow improvements made by Mozilla engineers for the Firefox platform
process and implement those for Thunderbird.
* Be a self-starter. In a large code-base it's inevitable that you
conduct your own research, investigation and debugging, although others
in the project will of course share their knowledge.
* Work with both volunteers and employees across the world to fix issues.
* Collaborate with QA, Security, Localization, and Release Engineering
for coordinated code releases.
_Your Previous Experience_
Since we are looking to fill one or more positions, we are interested to
hear from junior and senior candidates who can offer the following:
* Solid knowledge and experience developing a large software system (7+
million lines of code).
* Ideally exposure to the Mozilla platform as a voluntary contributor or
add-on author with knowledge of XPCOM, XUL, etc.
* Some experience using distributed version control systems (preferably
Mercurial, Git would be acceptable).
* Some prior exposure to Python and build systems (preferably make)
would be beneficial.
* Experience developing software cross-platform applications is a plus.
* B.S. in Computer Science would be lovely, but real-world experience is
If this position sounds like a good fit for you, please send us your
resume with a cover letter to apply (at) mozillafoundation.org.
A cover letter is essential to your application, as it shows us how you
envision Thunderbird's technical future. Tell us about why you're
passionate about Thunderbird and this position. Also include samples of
your work as a programmer, either directly or a link. If you contribute
to any open source software, or maintain a blog we'd love to hear about it.
Please note that while the Thunderbird project is a group of individuals
separate from the Mozilla Foundation that works to further the
Thunderbird email client, the Mozilla Foundation is the Project's fiscal
home. The Thunderbird Council, separate from Mozilla, manages the
Project and will direct the software engineer's work.
The successful applicant will be hired as freelancer (independent
contractor) through the Mozilla Foundation's third-party service Upwork
(www.upwork.com). By applying to this job, you are agreeing to have your
applications reviewed by Thunderbird contractors and volunteers who are
a part of the hiring committee as well as by staff members of the
Mozilla values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age,
marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Thunderbird is hiring! If you're interested, read on below. In case you know of suitable candidates, make sure to let them know about this opportunity!
Thunderbird is an email client depended on daily by 25 million people on three platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux (and other *nix). It was developed under the Mozilla Corporation until 2014 when the project was handed over to the community.
The Thunderbird project is lead by the Thunderbird Council, a group of volunteers from the community who has a strong interest in moving Thunderbird forward. With the help of the Mozilla Foundation, Thunderbird employs about a handful of staff, and is now hiring additional developers to support the volunteer community in making Thunderbird shine.
You will join the team that is leading Thunderbird into a bright future. We are working on increasing the use of web technologies and decreasing dependencies on the internals of the Mozilla platform, to ensure independence and easier maintenance.
The Thunderbird team works openly using public bug trackers and repositories, providing you with a premier chance to show your work to the world.
About the Contract
We need your help to improve and maintain Thunderbird. Moving Thunderbird forward includes replacing/rewriting components to be based primarily on web technologies, reducing the reliance on Mozilla-internal interfaces. It also includes boosting the user experience of the product.
Maintenance involves fixing bugs and regressions, as well as addressing technical debt and enhancing performance. Most tasks have a component of both maintenance and improvement, and any new component needs careful integration with the existing system.
We have compiled a high level list of tasks here; the work assigned to you will include a subset of these items. Let us know in your cover letter where you believe you can make most impact and how.
You will work with community volunteers and other employees around the globe to advance the Thunderbird product and mission of open and secure communications.
This is a remote, hourly 6-month contract with a possibility to extend. Hours will be up to 40 per week.
Your Professional Profile
Since we are looking to fill a few positions, we are interested to hear from both junior and senior candidates who can offer the following:
Familiarity with open source development.
Solid knowledge and experience developing a large software system.
Good debugging skills.
Ideally exposure to the Mozilla platform as a voluntary contributor or add-on author with knowledge of XPCOM, XUL, etc.
Experience using distributed version control systems (preferably Mercurial).
Experience developing software cross-platform applications is a plus.
Ability to work with a geographically distributed team and community.
A degree in Computer Science would be lovely; real-world experience is essential.
You should be a self-starter. In a large code-base it’s inevitable that you conduct your own research, investigation and debugging, although others in the project will of course share their knowledge.
We expect you to have excellent communication skills and coordinate your work over email, IRC, and Bugzilla as well as video conferencing.