Engineering Manager - Longform

The Position

Who We Are:

Longform is a fast-paced, burgeoning effort to make reading and writing an outstanding, revenue-generating experience on Twitter, covering the written word beyond 280 characters.

The Writers team is empowering writers to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers through newsletters, Tweet threads, and other surfaces. We provide ways for writers to monetize their work, collaborate with others, and effectively connect with their audiences, using Twitter’s platform and audience of hundreds of millions of engaged users.

A few other things we value:

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.


What You’ll Do:

This role requires someone who can lead a team of diverse, smart, and driven engineers with passion and energy. As an Engineering Manager you will:

  • Mentor direct reports in their professional development and growth
  • Foster a team culture that is positive, encouraging, inclusive, and engaging
  • Collaborate with recruiting partners on sourcing and closing talent
  • Shape technical strategy and roadmap working with peer managers and Product Managers
  • Empower engineers with tools, confidence, and information to make decisions independently
  • Use your technical experience to drive ambitious problems to resolution
  • Inspire your team to manage scope and overcome obstacles to learn from users quickly


Who You Are:

  • B.S. or Masters in Computer Science or equivalent, with 5+ years of industry experience
  • 2+ years of experience managing software engineering teams.
  • You previously led a team of 4-8 engineers with responsibility for mobile or web client and backend across disparate time zones
  • You are customer focused, with the ability to offer input on high level solutions to customer problems that help drive product roadmap.
  • You ensure the team fully understands the goals and objectives of Twitter as a company and how their work fits into the bigger picture.

Also helpful:

  • Interest and experience in media, journalism or newsletter space
  • Experience in entrepreneurial startup-like environments


Company Description

Twitter is what’s happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, see every side of the story. Join the open conversation, and collaborate with creative and curious people across the globe.

“The whole world is watching Twitter. You don't go a day without hearing about Twitter, how it’s used as the fastest way to send a message to the world in an instant, how it carries some of the most important commentary and conversations, how it mobilizes people into action. That's powerful, it's valuable, it's fundamental.” - Jack Dorsey

Additional Information

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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


New York City, Remote US, Boston, Atlanta



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