Staff Privacy Engineer (Remote Friendly)

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.

The Position

Privacy Engineering works to empower Twitter to build great products and systems which respect the privacy of the people and organizations who use them. We strive to inspire and enable products that are respectful from day one, make it much easier to do right and much harder to do wrong, and galvanize timely and responsible recovery when things go awry.

As a Privacy Engineer, you'll play a meaningful role in our product development process, closely partnering with Twitter's many product and engineering teams to embed sound technical privacy practices in everything we ship and help uncover risks before they become issues.

You will spend a good deal of time spelunking - in other words, exploring the many nooks and crannies of Twitter's products and services, uncovering places where we might want to update the way we look after data or institute a new privacy-preserving technology. You will take system designs or implementations, find the important privacy issues lurking inside, and suggest and drive robust designs to fix them.

You'll share your passion for the privacy engineering mission, and are excited to teach and ready to learn.


  • Privacy domain knowledge and experience in technical privacy review to find common failures, good design patterns, and tradeoffs.

  • Familiarity with technical privacy issues within the software and systems development lifecycle: can identify common hurdles and solutions to effective privacy and security.

  • Builds relationships across subject areas and teams (e.g. engineering, legal, policy) and engenders trust with partners.

  • Grasps business, user, and technical requirements, and can identify common privacy dependencies in large-scale systems.

  • Engages and operates within the goals of partner teams and effectively works with them to integrate privacy into their designs.

  • Implements privacy engineering principles, culture, and standard methodologies. Coaches teammates as customer and value-focused privacy engineers.

  • B.S. and/or M.S. in Computer Science or a related technical field, or relevant work experience that demonstrates the aforementioned privacy domain qualifications.


  • Experience handling privacy incidents through investigation, fixes, and resolution.

  • Familiarity with human-centric threat modeling, data anonymization, and/or other privacy-preserving techniques, process, or technologies.

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.San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The applicable salary range for each U.S.-based role is based on where the employee works and is aligned to one of 4 tiers according to a cost of labor index in that geographic area. Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. The expected salary ranges for this role, are set forth below. These ranges may be modified in the future.

  • Tier A: USD $186,000 - USD $259,000
  • Tier B: USD $175,000 - USD $247,000
  • Tier C: USD $167,000 - USD $234,000
  • Tier D: USD $157,000 - USD $220,000

You can view which tier applies to where you plan to work here and is updated for any future jurisdiction which requires publication of the salary range on the job posting. If your location is not listed, please speak with your recruiter for additional information.

This job is also eligible for participation in Twitter’s Performance Bonus Plan and Equity Incentive Plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies.

Twitter offers a wide range of benefits to U.S.-based employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) program with employer match, generous time off for vacation, sick time, and parental leave. Twitter’s benefits prioritize employee wellness and progressive support to our diverse workforce.


Security, Software Engineering


Remote US



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