Senior Backend Engineer - Developer Productivity at Twitter

By applying for this role, you could choose to work in the following locations:
US - Remote US

Who We Are

Part of Twitter’s Engineering Effectiveness organization , our team ensures Twitter engineers have the tools necessary to produce healthy code. Whether that’s improving our code review tools, identifying flaky tests, enabling language upgrades, or building a new generation of semantic tooling our team is the next step in developer efficiency at Twitter.

What You’ll Do

  • Create tools to support the Scala, Java, Python, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective-C, and Swift development environments.
  • Contribute to a wide array of developer tooling such as compilers, build systems, static and dynamic code analysis systems, code review systems, and code search systems.
  • Integrate the IDE experience with the latest technologies such as the Language Server Protocol (LSP) and Build Server Protocol (BSP).
  • Improve the daily workflow of engineers.
  • Tackle critical large scale software engineering problems presented by working on a mono repo codebase.
  • Optimize compile times.
  • Enable and perform language and library upgrades.
  • Collaborate with multiple teams in a joint effort to tackle customer problems.

Who You Are

  • 3+ years of industry experience
  • Willing to embrace and enrich Twitter’s culture of empathy, teamwork and passion. #GrowTogether
  • Have a strong desire for learning and growth.
  • Passionate about improving developer productivity
  • Strive for speed and quality
  • Desire to automate
  • Enjoy interacting with and helping customers
  • Model of software engineering best practices, including agile development, unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, debugging, and troubleshooting.
  • Previous experience with Scala, Java, Python, C++, and/or JavaScript.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals, algorithms, and data structures background
  • Bachelors or higher in Computer Science or a related discipline or equivalent experience.


We currently have team members in our San Francisco, Boulder, New York, and London offices but we are open to our Seattle and Boston offices along with the opportunity to be completely remote!