Senior Software Engineer, Backend, Health Communities

The Position

The health of the Twitter platform and that of our users is something that the business is dedicated to having be one of our main priorities. With this team, there is ample room and opportunity for growth. Currently, the work for the Communities space is underway. We are aiming to create a client and backend team that will focus on integrating the principles of health within the Communities space.

As an engineer within this space, the opportunity is there for you to influence how the health of the users of the application is reflected in this space; potential becoming and serving as a domain expert in that area. Thus, having the opportunity to work collaboratively with your engineering peers but also educating partners on what it means to have health be a part of technical conversations. The opportunity is here to:

  • contribute to product strategy in areas that historically been contentious among our users

  • foster relationships with client, backend, and machine language engineers across different areas of the Twitter both owned and unowned and which maybe outside of the Communities space

  • Influence and integrate the health core principles into the Communities space

  • work alongside multiple cross-functional groups


Who We Are:

We are forming the Health Communities team at Twitter and our goal and priorities are to make Twitter safer for our customers and ensure the information shared is of the highest quality. This includes developing innovative solutions around misinformation, civic integrity, toxicity, abuse, spam, privacy and more. It also means helping people understand our rules and when we enforce them and why and improving the experience for when people report unhealthy content, and when they are suspended on the platform.

We're a thoughtful and motivated team, that despite being relatively small, has a large impact on the world and the company. Your skill and passion will be appreciated and rewarded here.

Who You Are

First off, you don’t need a Computer Science degree to apply. We encourage people from both CS and non-CS backgrounds with equivalent work experience to apply.

  • You are an engineer with 5+ years experience in industry.

  • Not only strong technically, you have shown that you can work effectively with product managers, designers and other engineering teams.

  • You have a strong sense of ownership, caring deeply about the quality of everything that you deliver into your customers' hands.

  • You love the challenge of engineering, and are confident in your ability to bring clarity and direction to ambiguous problem spaces.

  • You work well in a fast paced environment while deeply investing in long term quality and efficiency.

You're passionate about teaching: We put a high value on learning from each other. You should be skilled at pairing, guiding and sharing things that you've learned.

  • You've got empathy and self-awareness: The foundational trust of all strong teams relies on understanding yourself and others.

  • You work as part of a team, including engineers in remote offices

  • You take a collaborative approach to work and can incorporate feedback from product, design and your engineering peers

What You’ll Do

We want you to find work that aligns with both your career goals and the goals we have for Below are the kind of things we would like you to work on:

  • Work closely with teams across product engineering, product management and design to build features that affect millions of users daily.

  • Collaborate with engineers across Twitter to improve the platform for others, identifying shared goals and opportunities for developer tooling or design system improvements.

  • This job is more than development. Your non-coding skills (Communication, Mentoring, Project Management, etc) are very important. We believe that leadership comes from everywhere, and it's important that our Senior Developers have the skills to lead complex projects successfully within a large organization.


  • 5+ years experience developing full-stack applications in industry

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Nice to Haves

  • Great communication and documentation abilities

  • Experience working with accessibility issues

  • Data-informed product development: analytics, A/B testing, etc.

  • Links to open source contributions or any public code

If this sounds like a team you want to be a part of, great! We are looking for an engineer who loves writing code, has a strong desire to learn, and wants to collaborate with teammates who are committed to serving their customers.

Company Description

At Twitter, we consider it our responsibility to foster a healthy global conversation, inclusive and open to everyone in the world who wants to join.

Do you want to work on a team that touches the Twitter product stack end-to-end while improving the quality of the experience for hundreds of millions of users daily? If so, then this is the team for you!

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


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