Android Software Engineer (Contract) - Video


Who We Are

The Media Client Infrastructure team in London builds, improves and maintains the core video player library for the Twitter & Periscope apps. We optimise video playback end-to-end: looking at how video is uploaded to Twitter, how it is encoded, and then streamed to our mobile apps. On the other side, we are responsible for packaging up our internal video player SDK in a way that is easy to use and reliable.

Our team members have diverse backgrounds ranging from video playback and encoding expertise to theoretical machine learning research and low-level compute optimization on both mobile and server architectures.


What You’ll Do

You will be responsible for key components in the video player infrastructure used for the Twitter and Periscope apps, with an emphasis on improving the reliability of video streaming.


You will work with people across the globe, both within our team as well as with other teams.


Who You Are

You are a passionate software engineer, who takes pride in your work and looking to solve hard technical problems and do so efficiently, rigorously and reliably. You will have:

  • Proficiency and understanding of Android & Java
  • Passion for high quality performance code and an eye for detail
  • Knowledge of core CS concepts such as data structures, algorithms, profiling and optimisation
  • A detailed approach to writing tests and quality assurance



  • Strong Android skills
  • Previous experience developing mobile apps at scale
  • Ideally experience with media playback libraries on Android
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

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.

Engineering Hiring Process

Step 1

Once your application is received, a recruiter will reach out pending your qualifications are a match for the role.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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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