Performance Researcher

San Francisco/London/Remote

We are hiring a member of the Brave browser research and engineering team to work on browser performance.

As a performance engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Modifying our open source fork of Chromium to support improve performance.
  • Identifying and fixing startup speed bottlenecks.
  • Modifying the JS front end to identify and fix performance problems.
  • Both C++ and JS profiling across Linux, Windows, and/or macOS.

Required qualifications:

  • Proficiency in C++ and JavaScript. At least 5 years of experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency working with Git.
  • Comfortable working with a geographically-distributed software development team.
  • Be familiar with web technologies and how the web works.
  • Be comfortable diving into an unfamiliar and complex codebase.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience contributing to open source codebases and/or participating in open source communities. Virtually all of our work at Brave is done in the open on Github.
  • A working knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and Node.
  • Having contributed patches to Tor Browser.
  • Familiarity with Chromium’s architecture.
  • Experience auditing C++ code for security issues.
  • Ability to write clear technical documentation.
  • Be excited about privacy, anonymity, and censorship resistance!

This is a full-time or part-time role, reporting to the Chief Scientist.