Sr. Engineering Manager - Core Services

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. At Twitter, you can have a truly global impact.

The Position

Who We Are

Our mission is to enable rapid product iteration at the Twitter scale through powerful generic building blocks, flexible abstractions, and self-service tooling!

The Core Services teams provide interfaces, frameworks, and tools that make it easy to build on top of Twitter data and core Twitter objects (such as Tweets and Users) while minimizing operational concerns and ensuring user privacy. Our application infrastructure is critical to the product and must be highly reliable and scale to millions of requests per second.

Working together on building and operating our own high-scale systems is a rare and exciting challenge! We are a tightly-knit and supportive group that loves working together, and we are looking for outstanding additions to our flock.


What You’ll Do

  • Lead a diverse geographically distributed team of engineers in Core Services
  • Drive the team’s technical strategy and roadmap – crafting success metrics in close collaboration with your peers across the company
  • Bring a strong perspective that inspires change and motivates engineers to develop simple solutions to hard problems
  • Collaborate with many engineering teams, product management, and other functions to develop best-in-class solutions
  • Develop and sustain a high-performing team

Who You Are

A successful engineering manager will:

  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Be an excellent problem solver
  • Have empathy for internal customers
  • Have a track record of delivering new products and iteratively improving them over time
  • Have experience with API design, distributed systems, and microservice architecture
  • Be able to partner effectively with engineers and is a magnet for engineering talent
  • Be an experienced mentor and coach
  • Is adept at building organizational alignment
  • Is a strong advocate of software engineering best practices


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience managing a team of software engineers
  • Experience working as a Software Engineer

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.

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 $212,000 - USD $297,000
  • Tier B: USD $202,000 - USD $282,000
  • Tier C: USD $191,000 - USD $267,000
  • Tier D: USD $179,000 - USD $253,000

You can view which tier applies to where you plan to work here. 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 Francisco, New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit



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