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 <h1>The Tor Project is looking for a Firefox/Thunderbird Extension Developer!</h1>
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 <h2>(Posted 22 Nov 2013)</h2>
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 Your job would be to work on <a
 href="https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbirdy.git">Tor Birdy</a>, <a
 href="https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbutton.git">Torbutton</a>, <a
 href="https://gitweb.torproject.org/https-everywhere.git">HTTPS-Everywhere</a>,
 and <a href="https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor-launcher.git">Tor Launcher</a>,
 and the UI for an  <a href="http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/">OTR</a>
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 implementation for <a href="https://www.instantbird.org">InstantBird</a>. This
 is a contractor position, and may involve working with one or more existing
 contractors on these projects. You will also be working closely with the new
 and existing <a
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 href="<page about/jobs-browserhacker>">browser
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 hacker</a> positions. If you also have direct C++ hacking experience, feel
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 free to apply to both positions.
 
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 All candidates must:
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 <ul>
 
 <li>Have experience in Javascript, XUL, and HTML. You must have written code
 for at least one Firefox, Thunderbird, or Google Chrome browser addon.</li>
 
 <li>Have a solid understanding of issues surrounding secure web and browser
 addon programming.</li>
 
 <li>Be comfortable and experienced with repeatedly diving into new,
 unfamiliar codebases, looking for ways to alter and augment their
 functionality in specific, goal-oriented ways.</li>
 
 <li>Have a knack for creating clean UI layouts and alterations, especially in
 XML/XUL.</li>
 
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 <li>Be familiar with web technologies and how the web works, especially the
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 same-origin model and web tracking.</li>
 
 <li>Be comfortable and experienced justifying and documenting technical
 decisions for a public, world-wide technical audience.</li>
 
 <li>Be comfortable working remotely.</li>
 
 <li>Be comfortable and experienced with interacting with users and other
 developers online. Have thick enough skin to survive occasional trolling
 from either group.</li>
 
 <li>Be comfortable with transparency: as a non-profit, everything we do is in
 public, including your name (or at least your business name) and yearly
 payment amount.</li>
 
 </ul>
 
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 An ideal candidate would also:
 </p>
 
 <ul>
 
 <li>Already be familiar with writing addons for Mozilla Firefox or other
 web browsers.</li>
 
 <li>Already be familiar with writing patches for Mozilla Firefox or
 other web browsers.</li>
 
 <li>Be capable of insanely creative yet also ruthlessly pragmatic
 thinking.</li>
 
 <li>Have experience with open-source software development, including
 working with distributed teams across different time-zones containing
 employees and volunteers of differing skill levels over multiple mediums,
 including email, instant messaging, and IRC.</li>
 
 <li>Have basic familiarity with distributed version control systems.</li>
 
 <li>Have contributed significant chunks of code to multiple open-source
 projects in the past.</li>
 
 <li>Genuinely be excited about Tor and our values.</li>
 </ul>
 
 <p>
 Detailed job description:
 </p>
 
 <blockquote>
 
 <p>
 Your primary tasks will include writing patches and UI improvements for <a
 href="https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbirdy.git">Tor Birdy</a>, <a
 href="https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbutton.git">Torbutton</a>, <a
 href="https://gitweb.torproject.org/https-everywhere.git">HTTPS-Everywhere</a>,
 and 
 <a href="https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor-launcher.git">Tor Launcher</a>.
 These improvements will primarily revolve around improving usability, Tor
 configuration, and security for our users.
 </p>
 
 <p> We also need an extension for <a
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 href="https://www.instantbird.org">InstantBird</a> to implement an interface
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 for <a href="http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/">OTR encryption</a> to provide
 secure instant messaging using an existing OTR library.  </p>
 
 <p>
 For an even more detailed overview of the full breadth
 and depth of the work you'd be doing, have a look at <a
 href="https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/">The
 Design and Implementation of the Tor Browser</a>, especially <a
 href="https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/#DesignRequirements">The
 Design Requirements</a> section.
 </p>
 
 </blockquote>
 
 <p>
 Other notes:
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 <ul>
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 	<li>Tor developers can work from wherever you want, in basically
 	any country. We have an office in Cambridge, MA if you prefer. We
 	coordinate via IRC, email, and bug trackers.</li>
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 	<li>Academic degrees are great, but not required if you have
 	the right experience.</li>
 	<li>We only write free and open source software, and we don't
 	believe in software patents.</li>
 </ul>
 
 <p>
 How to apply:
 </p>
 
 <ul>
 	<li>Link to a sample of code you've written in the past that
 	you're allowed to show us.</li>
 	<li>Provide a CV explaining your background, experience, skills,
 	and other relevant qualifications.</li>
 	<li>List some people who can tell us more about you: these
 	references could be employers or coworkers, open source projects,
 	etc.</li>
 	<li>Email the above to jobs at torproject.org, specifying the
 	"Extension Developer" position.</li>
 </ul>
 
 <p>
 About the company:<br>
  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.
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