Yahoo! Hiring for Bugzilla

David Marshall dmarshal at
Wed Mar 25 22:17:27 UTC 2009

Hi all,

I'm pleased to post the job description for someone to work full-time on
Bugzilla at Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, California. You'd be working with me and a
couple of other folks on what is probably the biggest Bugzilla database in
the world.

We're hiring because our plate is incredibly full.  We have big, big plans
for where to take Bugzilla this year and in the next few years as well, both
as a stand-alone application as well as integration with the entire Yahoo!
tools platform.  Additionally and very importantly, we're very eager to send
a lot of the changes we've been making back upstream to open source.

I once *vowed* that I would never work for a company bigger than 10 people
again, vowed that I'd never work a W-2 job again, etc.  However, I can
honestly tell you that I've never been happier at a job than I am here.

The link to the job page is:

and the description is below.  If you're interested, please apply via, but feel also free to drop me a line that you've applied,
either by email or on #mozwebtools (dwm).


About Yahoo!

Think about impacting 1 out of every 2 people online--in innovative and
imaginative ways that are uniquely Yahoo!. We do just that each and every
day, and you could too. After all, it's big thinkers like you who will
create the next generation of Internet experiences for consumers and
advertisers across the globe. Now's the time to show the world what you've
got. Put your ideas to work for over half a billion people.

=== Developer Tools at Yahoo ===
The Developer Tools group at Yahoo aims to provide top-notch engineering
tools to our fellow developer tools and systems to our colleagues across the
company. These tools are big, and anyone here needs to think big too. Our
Bugzilla and Subversion instances are among the largest and busiest in the

We have a commitment to deliver not only to internal customers, but to the
open-source world as well, so we love to hire people with a passion for open

Right now, we're looking for someone to join our Bugzilla team, and help our
product grow significantly in terms of throughput and feature-set.
Additionally, we're looking for someone with workflow experience to build
hooks into our ticket creation process.

You'll join a small team of other engineers focusing on this particular
problem, so you'll need to be able to work well with others, and provide
leadership in some large components.

=== Minimum Job Qualifications ===
Perl or PHP application development - 4 years.
Java application development - 4 years.
MySQL - 4 years
Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
High comfort level with Unix and with deployment processes.

=== Preferable Job Qualifications ===
Perl application development - 8 years
Perl Template Toolkit - 2 years
MySQL - 6 years

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to
search all of our openings please visit

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