Software Engineer (SWE II, Senior, Staff) Backend - Ads Privacy

The Position

We believe users should always know what data we collect from them and how we use it, and that users should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower users to make the best decisions about the information that they share with us. At the same time, data enables us to build delightful, relevant, and effective ad experiences on the platform

This role is vital to Twitter's ability to keep our users' trust as we continue to grow our ads business. You'll have an immediate impact by focusing on the safeguards and protection mechanisms that enforce the promises we make to our users with respect to their data. You'll collaborate with engineers across the revenue organization, understanding their workflows and use cases, and devising creative ways to streamline data access in a secure and compliant way.


- Lead and manage proactive development of new privacy features and tools.

- Bring new ideas, designs, and tools to the table, drive technical discussions and decision making related to the development and technology stack.

- Conduct technical and policy reviews to identify and escalate potential privacy concerns.

- Champion privacy practices across the organization and influence privacy engineering strategy and system design 


The team is newly forming, and you will have an opportunity to help shape the culture, roadmap and focus as we grow.


- B.S. in Computer Science or any Engineering Degree

- (8+ Staff, 6+ Senior, 2+ SWEII) years of experience as a backend engineer, with a solid foundation in data pipelines, distributed systems, and large-scale data processing 

- Working knowledge of MapReduce, Hadoop, HDFS

Company Description

Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. For us, life's not about a job, it's about purpose. We believe real change starts with conversation. Here, your voice matters. Come as you are and together we'll do what's right (not what's easy) to serve the public conversation.

Additional Information

Challenge - We solve some of the industry’s hardest problems. Come to be challenged, learn, and thrive as an engineer.

Diversity - Diversity makes us a better organization and team. We value diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.

Work, Life, Balance - We work hard, but we believe with hard work should come balance.

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.


Software Engineering


Remote US, Los Angeles, San Francisco



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