Director of Engineering, Content Foundations


March 18, 2021

Atlanta, GA 30308, US

Company Description

Twitter is what’s happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, see every side of the story. Join the open conversation, and collaborate with creative and curious people across the globe. “The whole world is watching Twitter. You don't go a day without hearing about Twitter, how it’s used as the fastest way to send a message to the world in an instant, how it carries some of the most important commentary and conversations, how it mobilizes people into action. That's powerful, it's valuable, it's fundamental.” - Jack Dorsey, CEO

Job Description

Who We Are

Content Foundations is responsible for the building blocks that power the core content experience on Twitter. We lay the foundation for product teams to build rich experiences that create new forms of content and improve the mechanics and comprehension of conversations on Twitter. We work on some of the world’s most highly-scaled distributed systems, utilizing in-house Twitter systems and cloud providers, to handle hundreds of millions of Tweets, Fleets, DMs, LIVE, Spaces and engagements every single day.
What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the Content Foundations org, driving its technical strategy and roadmap, and crafting success metrics in close collaboration with peers across the company.

  • Build cohesive, high-functioning teams that thrive in an environment of trust, respect, and inclusion.

  • Ensure your teams fully understand the goals and objectives of Twitter as a company and how their work fits into the bigger picture.

  • Support the professional development of managers and engineers in your org through coaching, mentorship, and performance management.


Who You Are:

  • You look ahead to identify strategic opportunities and cultivate a culture of innovation. You have a track record of establishing long-term visions for teams and making them successful against those visions.

  • You bring unwavering customer focus, and an opinionated perspective that inspires change and motivates engineers to develop simple solutions to complex problems.

  • You have excellent communication and collaboration skills. You articulate desired outcomes clearly, and are able to build organizational alignment in a complicated space.

  • You are experienced in building both organizations and distributed systems that scale. You’re confident in leading leaders and passionate about developing them, and you’re committed to growing diverse and inclusive teams.


  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 10+ years industry experience, 5+ years in software engineering management, including managing managers

  • Exposure to large-scale distributed systems, server-side engineering, recommendation systems, ML applications in consumer products

  • Exposure to building products, taking them to market, and iterating and improving them over time

  • Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS or GCP

Additional information
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.
Additional Information
We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status or any other 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.