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Browser Plugin Developer (m/f)

Position Summary

As a member of the Distributed Protection Systems and Research Team you will design and implement new security technologies. You constantly interact with an international team of open-minded computer scientists located in Romania, Germany and The Netherlands to find the very best solutions to a diverse set of interesting problems. You evaluate requirements with other teams within the Avira Protection Labs in order to react to the newest malware trends when designing new products.

Keys to hiring

Your ability to think out of the box and your strong will to pursue the right solution through extensive research inspires others and invigorates projects. Your independent solution finding skills are complemented by your ability to learn from others and your open-mindedness to open source solutions. With pride in your work and a sense of urgency to deliver the best possible solution, you persist to see your work completed in a product.

You have a degree in computer sciences, a solid understanding of analysis of algorithms, experience in the field of plugin programming, versatile programming skills and the ability to learn new languages within a short timeframe. Ideally you have prior experience with JavaScript, JavaScript Frameworks, Linux, Chrome API, Firefox API, Safari API and Git.

Performance objectives

  1. Starting from day one you will familiarize yourself with our vision of the “secure web”-project. Within one month you understand the software and hardware architecture of the existing cloud-based system, so that you can start developing a browser extension for one of the common web browsers.
  2. In addition, within the first six months you will design and implement a first version of Avira’s new browser security suite that uses Avira’s cloud based protection services.
  3. A year into the job you are part of a team that delivers the most up to date browser security solution to our millions of customers and that for all major browsers. You are keen to get user feedback, improve user experience and implement the top features that are requested by the Avira community. You play a big part in securing and supporting the digital lifestyle of our customers and making the internet a more secure place.

If you are enthusiastic about broadening your technical expertise and have a desire to work in an environment that promotes creativity, research, innovation and fun, we would love to hear from you!


This position is based in Tettnang, Lake Constance.

Please submit your application including your salary requirements and availability by clicking on the “Apply now” button. Online applications preferred.