Director, Engineering - Search


March 12, 2021

San Francisco, CA 94103, US

Company Description
Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. For us, life's not about a job, it's about purpose. We believe real change starts with conversation. Here, your voice matters. Come as you are and together we'll do what's right (not what's easy) to serve the public conversation.
Job Description
Twitter is serving the public conversation, and conversations are happening on Twitter every day about every subject and any event. Twitter Search’s job is to connect our users to the conversations and people that they are looking for. The team builds product features, infrastructure and machine learning models to support this mission.
What you’ll do
  • Drive Twitter Search to be one of the top search engines in the world.
  • Lead multiple teams with diverse skill sets to deliver improvements to Search
  • Partner cross functionally to define mission, vision, and roadmaps across teams
  • Create strong collaborations with other organizations within Twitter to support Search.


  • 8+ years of industry experience shipping software into production with 5+ years of experience managing one or more teams of engineers.

  • Demonstrated experience managing technical teams with experience in the fields of Search, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Recommender Systems or similar technologies.

  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams including Product, Design, Research, Legal and Policy partners.

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science with a focus on machine learning, mathematics, or a related quantitative field or commensurate work experience.

  • Experience in any of C/C++, Golang, Java, Scala, Haskell, Python, R or other programming languages.

Additional Information
This role accepts applications for work in the locations as noted above. Roles listing 'Remote US' as a location are not currently available in the following states: Iowa, and Louisiana.
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to consume, create, distribute and discover content, Twitter enables any voice to be amplified around the world instantly.
We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.
San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.