Engineering Manager, Version Control Systems


March 16, 2021

Seattle, WA, 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.
Who We Are:
We are Twitter’s Engineering Effectiveness organization, and we help Twitter engineers develop world class software by implementing build systems for complex, polyglot source code, and developing source control systems and continuous integration infrastructure. Our teams support all phases of developer workflow, from checking out code to deployment. We enhance and customize Git to support Twitter’s mono-repo, and any additional services that allow 1600 software engineers to iterate through the edit-build-test cycle and help ship quality software fast. If you have empathy for developers, passion for engineering productivity and enjoy leading a team of world-class engineers - you will find this role liberating, challenging and most of all fun.
Job Description
We believe passion and personality matter. As such, we need someone who can manage diverse, smart, and driven engineers while balancing personnel challenges with business requirements. A successful engineering manager will:

  • Mentor the professional development of each direct report through personal and performance management.

  • Give engineers the tools, confidence, and motivation to make decisions independently that lead to the recognition of the engineers.

  • Initiate cross-functional collaborations with development teams throughout Twitter and gather feedback and requirements.

  • Seek diverse perspectives to drive bottom-up innovation and create buy-in from all technical stakeholders inside and outside the team.

  • Strive for technical excellence and longevity of solutions.

  • Guide and mentor the team members in their professional and personal development

Our ultimate goal is to 'ship it’, so it’s imperative that the engineering manager:

  • Is responsible for the team’s technical strategy and roadmap – creating success metrics in close collaboration with other Engineering and Product Managers.

  • Brings a strong perspective that drives change and motivates engineers to develop simple solutions to complex problems.

  • Works with tech leads and senior engineers to gather system requirements, gut checks new feature proposals and large system improvements.

  • Has the technical capability to partner with tech leads and is comfortable diving into the fray to help drive resolution in the case of bad incidents.

  • Experience managing a distributed team in multiple US cities and times zones is preferred.


  • BS or higher in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

  • 4+ years of software engineering experience

  • 2+ years of experience of managing software teams

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.