Backend Software Engineer - Events Quality
What do we do?
When something happens -- a debate, a football match, a conference -- people turn to Twitter to see what the world is saying and maybe even say something back. The Events Quality team aims to make this easier via building and improving the Events experience. We take real world events and bring together the sharpest, funniest tweets, the best videos, the most up to date information and put it together in one place. We do this by building and running the backend infrastructure, services and systems that power Events, collaborating closely with the client engineering teams that craft the iOS, Android and web apps.
What are our values?
We are a team of teachers and also of learners. In addition to teaching and learning from each other, we also learn from our users. We are building a product that is meant to be a window into what is happening for the entire world, so we need to know our users: what they like, what they hate, what they use, what they never touch. Because this base of users is broad, and also because it is the right thing to do, we value having a diverse and inclusive team. We also know that rapid learning is important, so we value fast experimentation and iteration. However, we are conscious that getting things right, especially as we scale, is essential and so we are passionate about holding ourselves and our software to high standards across code, systems and product levels.
Who are you?
You are motivated by the chance to create a phenomenal product for a very broad user base. Changing how people learn about and interact with the world should be fundamentally exciting to you. A proven programming background is important, but we don’t require specific programming languages. Knowledge of specific technologies is also unnecessary, though a background working with distributed systems and service based architectures will be helpful. Also useful would be experience working in data driven, experimentation-based product development.
You should be someone who:
- asks why and explores how things work
- can teach us, and is correspondingly eager to learn
- values impact and wants to build products that will be used and loved
- cares about how you work and wants a team environment where you can bounce ideas, write code and have fun working together.
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.
Engineering Hiring Process
Once your application is received, a recruiter will reach out pending your qualifications are a match for the role.
If your background is a match, you may have 1-2 technical phone interviews or be given the chance to provide a work sample depending on the role.
If the phone interviews go well or your work sample is strong, the final step includes interviews with 5-6 people held onsite in our office.
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