Frontend Engineer - Twitter.com
Twitter.com Web Developer
Come join the team working to make twitter.com and mobile.twitter.com the fastest and most delightful web apps in the world. If you thrive in a collaborative team environment, and want to take on some unique challenges at a worldwide scale, you should come join us.
What the team looks like:
The web team is about 25 developers, and is composed of folks with a wide range of experience and interests. Overall we try to do three things well:
- We strive to build a strong team that allows us to do and learn more than we could as individuals. Being inclusive is important.
- We maintain discipline around our codebase to ensure that Twitter is one of the world's most performant web apps/PWAs. Speed is a crucial feature.
- We collaborate to create a codebase that will be a joy to work in for years to come. Let's be responsible together.
We're a thoughtful and motivated team that despite being relatively small, has impressive impact on the world. Your skills and enthusiasm will be appreciated here.
What you'll do:
We want you to find work that aligns with both the career goals you establish with your manager and the goals Twitter has for twitter.com. But, to be more specific, the kind of things available to you are:
- You can work with product managers to build new features on all parts of Twitter, and all the places the PWA goes. If it's on twitter.com, we work on it. It's a wonderful and wide-ranging opportunity to grow your skills.
- You can collaborate with other developers to improve, upgrade, and evolve all aspects of the codebase. Bundling techniques, build pipeline, UI frame rate monitoring, we own it all. It enables us to build an application that enables developers to create quickly with confidence.
- You can develop your non-coding skills (Communication, Mentoring, Project Management, etc). Leadership comes from everywhere, and it's important that all of our developers learn the skills to lead complex projects successfully within a large organization.
What skills will make you successful:
- You're passionate about teaching: We put a high value on learning from each other.
- You've got empathy and self-awareness: The building blocks of all strong teams.
- You care about web accessibility: we want to reach everyone everywhere.
- You know web browsers: Twitter.com sees a lot of environments, if you know some of those quirks it'd be very helpful
Some specific things that happen here:
This list was sourced from the twitter.com devs by asking for a thing that they were proud of from the last few weeks.
- Created Windows specific integrations for our surprisingly passionate Windows PWA users
- Did research, wrote a TDD to gather feedback, and then built a performant animation component
- Had a great talk with another team's lead where we both learned a lot about our interconnected projects
- Identified and fixed a bug affecting ~20,000 users per hour
- Refactored an API that had grown to be confusing to use over time
- Figured out a way to modify our webpack bundling that reduced our main bundle by 26kb
- Organized a productive 5-person focus hour to pair on code review and fix an issue in the app
- Completed code and tests for a coordinated feature launch with iOS and Android with tight deadline
- Made a change that had users tweet positive feedback that didn’t also request tweet editing.
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 with arrest and conviction records
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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