Software Engineer - Content Health (Child Safety)

Company Description

Twitter is one of the largest and most popular platforms in the world. Our code operates at massive scale and speed, serving billions of requests per day, connecting hundreds of millions of active Twitter users to real-time information about their lives and the world we live in.

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

 Who We Are:

 At Twitter, we consider it our responsibility to foster a healthy global conversation, inclusive and open to everyone in the world who wants to join. The goal of the Health engineering team is to increase the health of the public conversation by building end-to-end solutions that keep spam, manipulation, misinformation, and abuse at bay. We work across the product to detect and mitigate the impact of inauthentic accounts and unhealthy content. Moreover we develop features that drive changes in user behavior. Protecting the health of the public conversation on Twitter is a rewarding challenge; it is what helps make us great. We are a tightly-knit and passionate group that loves working together, and we are looking for exceptional additions to our flock. Do you want to work on a team that touches the Twitter product stack end-to-end while improving the quality of the experience for hundreds of millions of users daily? If so, then this is the team for you!


What You’ll Do:

As an engineer on the team you'll be responsible for using your creativity, excellent problem solving and technical skills to increase the health of the public conversation on Twitter. You’ll be collaborating with product owners to build user-facing features that provide our users with more control, transparency, and recourse. You’ll be building high-scale dynamic systems that make us more effective at detecting and acting on unhealthy behaviors.

You’re willing to be mentored and to mentor others. Teams Who Are Hiring Child Safety: This team is focused on the protection of children and specific vulnerable populations, and is currenlty focused on preventing Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The team’s scope extends from developing advanced techniques to proactively detect CSE material to building tooling for the cybercrime policy team to review content at scale.


Who You Are:

  • You have experience working with distributed systems in a production setting.

  • You’ve played product engineering roles, and have experience translating complex requirements into scalable, extensible implementations with an eye toward maximizing reuse.

  • You are familiar with standard software engineering methodology, e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation.

  • You have experience in software development and executing using agile / scrum methodologies.

  • You are familiar with the best practices of system and online service design - e.g. monitoring and observability, making informed performance trade-offs, maintainability and extensibility, etc.

  • You know when it’s okay to take on technical debt, and you eventually pay it down.

  • You are interested in working closely with a diverse, multi-functional team.

  • You think critically about users’ and partner teams’ needs and can distill those findings into features and products.

  • You ground your decisions with data and reasoning and can adapt to new information to make informed choices.

  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment and interact effectively with others. You bring thoughtful perspectives, empathy, creativity, and a positive attitude to solve problems at scale.

  • Requirements B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, or a related field, and/or equivalent work experience.

Additional Information

Here’s all the legal good stuff: 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.


Toronto, London



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