Sr. Data Specialist, Curation [REMOTE]

The Position

We are looking for an innovator to help Curation draw insightful, data-driven signals from large, dynamic content systems, rapidly test novel ideas, and help produce proofs-of-concept that inspire engaging and responsible customer experiences throughout Twitter. As we continually scale our content understanding via human-in-the-loop machine learning (HITL ML), this role will be superbly positioned for making long-term impact in a fast-moving space.

Candidates should be adept at querying databases quickly and efficiently; working with off-the-shelf tools and applications in a sandbox environment to explore new workflows and technical solutions; and collaborating with cross-functional peers to produce prototypes that excite and inspire.

This position will sit within a team dedicated to integrating Curation’s human expertise with Twitter’s fast-evolving algorithmic capabilities. Alongside colleagues who specialize in Product, Content, and Design, the Data Specialist will own data insights that fuel our work. They will collaborate with Engineering colleagues on tooling needs and approaches that extend Curation’s content understanding to multiple products and surfaces around the world.

The ideal person for this role is eager to critically examine the status quo and excited to propose new, non-obvious ways to approach user problems. They are someone who has an appetite for understanding what is happening in the world (especially on Twitter) and a desire to help drive a more engaging customer experience. Finally, this candidate is someone who is diligent about their work while also remaining flexible and comfortable with multitasking.

What you'll do:

  • Quickly deliver technical elements of strategic projects, including data parsing, analysis, and migrations that unlock larger work streams.

  • Coordinate cross-functionally to build early pilots or prototypes that accelerate our internal learning around key features, workflows, and data collection systems.

  • Use data to advance projects through multiple stages, and most importantly to drive significant product impact

  • Influence & execute a long-term strategy for success

  • Develop scalable approaches to collecting human decision-making in structured formats on which we can build new capabilities.


  • Strong SQL and/or BigQuery skills; advanced database analysis skills in Google Sheets via pivot tables, script editors, and formulas

  • Significant experience with prototyping key elements of new systems, workflows, and customer features

  • Proven knowledge of the architecture of HITL ML systems, either in media or other industries

  • Proficient in collaborating with PMs and/or ML engineers in defining schemas and attributes that drive deeper understanding of media and content

  • A track record of applying technical solutions to stubborn business problems to achieve positive results

  • Thrives in fast-paced environments by sharing work and soliciting feedback early

  • A love for the Twitter product and how it is used everywhere

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 care about making work happy and productive for everyone, with a permanent option to work remotely or regularly work from home when our offices reopen; a home office expense budget; wellness benefits; regular #NoMeetingFridays; and six months of parental leave.

A few other things we value:

  • Challenge - We work with Twitter's product and standards teams to solve some of the industry’s hardest content problems.

  • 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, 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.

San Francisco applicants: In response to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we’d like to mention that we consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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