Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wanted: Mozilla Linux Accessibility Developer

The Mozilla Corporation is seeking a software developer for an exciting opportunity to hack in our Linux accessibility layer. The successful candidate will make core code additions and improvements to the accessibility engine used by the award winning Firefox browser, and other gecko based applications.

C, C++
Team player with good communication habits

Familiarity or fascination with assistive technology (AT)

Scope of work:
6 month contract. Rate negotiable.

Details of work:
Your primary duties will consist of working with the Mozilla team to fix gecko Linux accessibility bugs. This may include performance profiling of Firefox, Thunderbird, at-spi, and AT such as the Orca screen reader against cases where there is user perceivable slowness. You will work with the Mozilla accessibility team and the Linux accessibility community (primarily the Orca team) to prioritize and fix the most critical bugs. You may also be able to help bring the existing Orca + Firefox automated tests to an acceptable level and design and assemble an automated nightly test setup. You may also have the opportunity to collaboratively make improvements to the Linux accessibility infrastructure (at-spi2).

If interested please send a plain text résumé to: the first letter of my first name joined to my entire last name, at mozilla dot com.