Software Engineer, Systems - Notifications (Email)

San Francisco, CA

Who We Are:

Notifications team plays a central role in driving Twitter’s mission of keeping users informed about the world. We do so by notifying users about what’s happening in their world in realtime at Twitter’s scale.

A few things that set us apart:

  • We are a product and a platform team rolled into one. We own & build systems that process massive volumes of data (including Twitter Firehose), serve some of the most called APIs at Twitter, and deliver several billions of Notifications to our four primary Notification channels (Email, Push, SMS, and Notifications Timeline)

  • Our work is highly impactful, we drive a ton of key metrics for the company (think DAUs, MAUs & various key engagement metrics). We do so with a strong customer focus

  • We are very much experiment driven and have several experiments in flight at any point of time

  • We believe in team-centric development and working in collaboration. We love hanging out together whether it's for a brainstorming session or lunch or coffee

What You’ll Do:

As a software engineer at Twitter, you will help us build, scale and maintain user facing products, tools, and large scale systems, all of which have a direct impact on the lives of our users (external & internal) and the success of our business. In particular you will focus on driving our Email product forward in collaboration with partner teams.

Who You Are:

  • You’re customer & product focused and enjoy building user facing features

  • You develop elegant solutions to complex problems

  • You have a strong sense of ownership, and a curiosity to understand how things work, even if they take you outside your area of expertise

  • You know at least one functional or object oriented programming language (preferably Scala or Java), and are always interested in learning more

Requirements:

  • Extensive experience with backend infrastructure, distributed systems, and/or large-scale data processing

  • Experience with standard software engineering methodology (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation).

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Desired (not required):

  • Experience with frontend web development

  • Experience with Hadoop or other MapReduce-based architectures

  • Experience designing fault-tolerant distributed systems in a service-oriented architecture

 

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.

Engineering Hiring Process

Step 1

Once your application is received, a recruiter will reach out pending your qualifications are a match for the role.

Step 2

If your background is a match, you may have 1-2 technical phone interviews or be given the chance to provide a work sample depending on the role.

Step 3

If the phone interviews go well or your work sample is strong, the final step includes interviews with 5-6 people held onsite in our office.

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