Location Strategy Researcher


April 2, 2021

Washington, DC, US

Company Description

Who We Are:

Twitter’s what’s happening in the world right now. And we serve the public conversation by empowering people to share ideas, build community, and access information in an instant.
We’re currently looking for a Research Analyst to support Twitter’s location strategy, as part of the Career Experience org. This role will partner across the business to understand growth needs and to inform which new strategic locations will be considered for future expansion.
Career Experience helps people grow their careers and increase their impact @Twitter (and beyond). We lead with empathy, question the status quo, and ensure opportunities are fair and accessible for all. How? By creating programs and resources that make it easy for everyone, everywhere to identify their strengths, address gaps, and understand how their work plays a role in building Twitter for the better.
Job Description

What You’ll Do:

  • Analyze internal data and conduct external talent research to help inform Twitter’s location strategy and workforce plan

  • Leverage vendor relationships and data subscriptions to stay on top of evolving market trends for tech talent across multiple countries

  • Develop location profiles from key data sources that showcase the market potential, competitive landscape, and other key factors for evaluation

  • Input into location strategy recommendations, proposals, and decisions

  • Exhibit principled HR judgment of programmatic strategies and their practical application, balancing the needs of employees and the business

  • Partner with People Analytics, Talent Acquisition, and Business Leaders to understand the external supply in various locations and to plan workforce growth by location

  • Partner with the Flexible Work Program team to understand the internal demand for new locations

  • Partner across multiple functions (People, Legal, Tax, Payroll, etc.) to understand their key considerations when assessing new locations for expansion

  • Partner with the Location Strategy team to carry out the Twitter Location Playbook

  • Create resources, collateral, and best practices to educate key stakeholders and support decision-making for leadership

  • Monitor health of existing Twitter locations and provide recommendations as appropriate

  • Deliver measurable improvements in the effectiveness and impact of internal mobility and talent management programs through building sustainable foundations, driving transparency/accessibility, and differentiating the employee experience at Twitter

  • Support ad hoc programs and projects as needed

Who You Are:

  • You are an experienced researcher.

  • You have an established working knowledge of HR practices and/or workforce planning

  • You have an established working knowledge of corporate structures, legal entities, and associated implications

  • You have a flair for the creative and love to build research studies and proposals from the ground up, with the analytical and storytelling skills to bring your ideas to fruition

  • You have outstanding interpersonal skills and build strong relationships with all levels of staff across functions, involving the right people at the right time across the business

  • You are principled in your decision-making and promote fairness, consistency, and scalability

  • You ask forward-thinking, big-picture questions to help cross-functional teams come to the best solutions

  • You have a proven ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment and versatility to manage multiple projects, priorities and sometimes urgent issues successfully and simultaneously

  • You’re clear about what success looks like and help bring your stakeholders along to achieve these goals

  • You are detail-oriented, analytical and have a systems thinking approach to problem solving, and understand how things affect one another in an overall system

  • You are a self-starter, highly motivated, and able to shift directions quickly when priorities change

  • You have an understanding of change management best practices and implementation, with a client or customer focused mentality

If this sounds like you, you probably have experience with:

  • HR or Workforce Planning in a complex multi-functional and global environment

  • Communicating directly with cross-functional partners, including effective conflict management, prioritizing and maintaining stakeholder requests

  • Drafting communication plans, communication collateral, trainings, and change adoption strategies

  • Presenting to groups at all levels and the ability to answer questions with poise and confidence, while relating in an approachable manner

  • Facilitating retrospectives, feedback gathering and data analysis to drive proactive planning for future development

  • Partnering with systems and business teams to understand technical and functional requirements in order to design programs and processes within scope



  • BA/BS in related area of focus (Human Resources, Management, I/O Psychology, Organization Development)

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience, preferably in HR/Talent Program Management, Learning/Organizational Development, or HR Generalist/Business Partnership

  • Experience with Tableau, Workday and Salesforce preferred

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 status, 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.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.