Staff Software Engineer - Backend, Twitter Developer Platform

The Position

We are unifying the developer experience by developing a set of robust APIs that allow easy access for developers to use Twitter data! As part of the team, you will design, architect, and implement scalable backend systems that provide a consistent and reliable developer experience through our APIs.

Who we are: Twitter Developer Platform is home to the Twitter API. We care about enabling developers to understand, learn, enhance, and engage with the public conversation, ranging from the everyday hobbyist to enterprise businesses, by allowing them to interact with Twitter data in real time. Our software processes, enriches, and delivers hundreds of billions of Tweets through a wide variety of APIs, meaning we have the hard job of delivering an excellent customer experience at scale.


  • 2+ of Staff work experience
  • 8+ years of work experience

  • Understanding of core CS concepts, such as data structures and algorithms

  • Experience in building and operating distributed backend systems in Java, Scala, C++ or any other OOP or functional programming languages

  • Strong design and architecture skills

  • Experience with software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation)

  • Strong leadership skills or relevant life experience

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

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


Boulder, Remote US, San Francisco



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