Facebook poaches Mozilla vice president

Facebook has poached Mozilla vice president of engineering Mike Schroepfer to join it as director of engineering, as the social networking site continues to overhaul its site. He will report directly to founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Schroepfer will be responsible for front-end product development and platform engineering. It is understood he will focus on improving the look and accessibility of the site, particularly as Facebook continues to add features in order to attract new users and advertisers.

At Mozilla, he built web browser Firefox 3 and manages the product development process. Zuckerberg says: “Facebook has similar values and Mike will be a great addition to our engineering team.”

Developments Facebook has recently rolled out include NewsFeed, Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect. It has overhauled the look of the site, which is in beta testing at the moment.

Prior to Mozilla, Scroepfer worked for organisations including Sun Microsystems.

Latest from Marketing Week

NOT REGISTERED? IT'S FREE, QUICK AND EASY!

Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now

THE BEST CONTENT

Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.

THE BIGGEST ISSUES

From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3711 or email subscriptions@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here