Software Engineer II

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

As engineers on the Core Metrics team, our mission is to build the fastest, most reliable, and largest-scale data processing technologies in the world. Our team thrives on being able to cope with ever-increasing volumes of data in real-time and then apply them to the company’s most critical and fundamental data problems.

As a member of the team, you will be the “source of truth” for Twitter’s most fundamental data - such as Tweet content, engagement data, and user relationships - along with core metrics such as daily and monthly active users. You will surface these datasets in real-time to mission-critical products and business applications throughout the company. You will empower dozens of engineering teams, hundreds of co-workers, and millions of users to dream of new insights and new possibilities.


On our team we need people who:

  • Have 3+ years professional experience

  • Have backend development experience with a solid foundation in data pipelines, distributed systems, large-scale data processing

  • Have proficiency with Scala, Java, C/C++, or Python

Additionally it would be nice if you had:

  • Success in developing in a hybrid-cloud environment

  • Experience with Lambda architectures and different ways of implementing them.

  • Working knowledge of ETL and a query language

  • Experience with on-call responsibilities

  • Show deep understanding in at least one data processing framework including Hadoop, Spark, Flink, Kafka / KafkaStreams, Druid, or Dataflow.

  • Enjoy working with our internal customers and having empathy for their problems.

  • Embrace a growth mindset and want to improve ourselves, the team, our processes, and the products we work on.

Additional Information

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 $142,000 - USD $200,000
  • Tier B: USD $135,000 - USD $189,000

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.


Remote US, San Jose, Seattle



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