Browser Extension Developer

Job Description

We are looking for someone who takes joy in finding simple solutions to complex problems and shares our passion for mauling internet access-restriction, digital privacy, and giant digital bear humour. The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about javascript and privacy.

About You

You take joy in finding simple solutions to complex problems and share our passion for mauling internet access-restriction, digital privacy, and random digital bear humour.


You will own browser extension development for TunnelBear's products. We are a small company, so naturally the kind of people who tend to succeed in our team are generalists. You should be comfortable in dabbling with all forms of development, such as an occasional tweaking of our backend API.

Skills We Require

  • A passion for javascript, typescript or clojurescript and the web
  • Ability to write clear, concise, and well-tested code
  • Thorough understanding of how browser extensions work
  • Familiarity with building tools such as Grunt or Gulp are a nice to have
  • A good taste for design and an intuitive understanding of "what works"
  • Should have shipped a finished product - whether it's a "for-fun" app, an open source library, or a really impressive school project. Real artists ship
  • Be able to work in areas outside of your usual comfort zone and get things done quickly
  • Have an interest in network security and computer/device privacy
  • Java, Scala or C# experience would be pretty helpful since you'll be involved on some backend tasks as well

About TunnelBear

We think the Internet is a much better place when everyone can browse privately, and browse the same Internet as everyone else.

TunnelBear wants to bring privacy to everyone with our incredibly simple applications for PC, Mac, iOS and Android.

Our highly accoladed applications have appeared on Lifehacker, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, PC World, TNW, Huffington Post and for making it easy for average users to avoid access restrictions and browse the internet privately. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, TunnelBear is available everywhere.

TunnelBear Benefits

  • Casual, fun and creative atmosphere
  • An opportunity to add your mark to an inclusive company culture as it develops
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fully stocked snack cupboards and delicious coffee
  • Relax with a movie night or get energized with a ping-pong match
  • Choice of computer, tools and accessories
  • Full benefits plan with a supplementary health care spending account
  • Bike-friendly office

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We welcome applicants of all kinds and are committed to providing both an equal opportunity hiring process and work environment. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, colour, nationality, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or ability. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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