Mozilla engineering executive moves to Facebook team

Facebook announced this morning that Mozilla's current vice president of engineering, Mike Schroepfer -- one of the developers of Firefox 3 -- will join Facebook as the social networking company's director of engineering.In a statement, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says:“Mike has a lot of experience building great products and engineering teams.

Mozilla engineering executive moves to Facebook team

Facebook announced this morning that Mozilla's current vice president of engineering, Mike Schroepfer -- one of the developers of Firefox 3 -- will join Facebook as the social networking company's director of engineering.

In a statement, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says:

“Mike has a lot of experience building great products and engineering teams. At Mozilla, he built Firefox 3 and manages the product development process -- a particularly impressive position given the global, collaborative and open process in which Mozilla operates and develops its products. Facebook has similar values and Mike will be a great addition to our engineering team.”

According to the official release Schroepfer will be responsible for front-end product and platform engineering and "will lead some of the company’s highest profile engineering projects."

Facebook is also seeking a vice president of engineering, to whom Schroepfer will report. In the meantime, he'll be directly in stride with Zuckerberg.