Sr. Software Engineer, Privacy Tooling & Infrastructure


Atlanta Remote

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

May 10

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

The Privacy Tooling and Infrastructure Engineering team is chartered to build tools, services, and infrastructure that enable seamless privacy implementation across Twitter products, services, and platforms in the most efficient and productive fashion. The team works to ensure that Twitter builds products and systems which respect users and keep our promises (and regulatory obligations). This team innovates the idea of privacy tooling and services anticipating current and future needs, providing our product engineers the ability to respect privacy while improving the Twitter user experience.

This team is responsible for building tools and infrastructure that classify the data using sophisticated ML Models and identify anomalies in the system using auditing frameworks with the goal of ensuring that we respect the privacy of our customers as the foundational principle.


As a Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to design and build tools, infrastructure, and frameworks to support the diverse needs of how we respect customer privacy. We place emphasis on becoming more efficient, reducing risk to the organization, and respectfully meeting our customer obligations. You will work closely with a variety of teams including Product Management, Interaction Designers, and Front-end Engineers. Your focus will be building scalable backend systems for our applications, but with the opportunity to work on other parts of the stack as well.

You should be comfortable in uncharted territory as we build unique privacy tooling, infrastructure, and auditing frameworks to drive user trust. We need your skills and enthusiasm to make it happen. You will enjoy pursuing novel, ambiguous problems, collaborating with a variety of diverse partners, and will bring a strong learning orientation



  • B.S. and/or M.S. in Computer Science or a related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of professional experience with a solid foundation in backend and distributed systems.
  • Knowledgeable about core CS concepts such as: common data structures and algorithms.
  • Have proficiency with at least one of the following languages: Scala, Java, and/or any JVM based language.
  • Prior experience in building enterprise tools/ internal applications
  • Experience communicating with customers and determining their needs and converting them into a set of concrete requirements. Track record of mapping customers use cases and business problems to scalable, easy to use solutions. Experience with on-call responsibilities.



  • Prior experience in building enterprise tools/ internal applications
  • Prior experience working for a consumer Internet company
  • SQL knowledge with working on databases such as MySQL, Vertica and PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with working on the cloud technologies like GCP and AWS
  • Experience with modern web technology like ES6, React, Redux, HTML5, LESS/SASS
  • Experience working with teams distributed across geographies and functions.
  • Experience with on-call responsibilities.


Additional Information

We care about making work happy and productive for everyone, with the option to work from home and remotely when you need, wellness benefits, six months of parental leave, and unlimited vacation that we believe you should be taking. 

We love sharing knowledge and ideas. Within our team, we have regular lightning talks. We regularly get together with the other Twitter engineering teams for tech talks. And there are many study groups you can join.


A few other things we value:

  • Ethics - Ethical behavior means that we expect our team to work within their limits, ask for assistance, keep conclusions fact-based, and respect all of their professional responsibilities.
  • Challenge - We solve some of the industry’s hardest problems. Come to be challenged, learn, and thrive as an engineer.
  • Diversity - Diversity makes us a better organization and team. We value diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. 
  • Work, Life, Balance - We work hard, but we believe with hard work should come balance.
  • Collaboration - There’s that saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” We want to go far.
  • Variety - We encourage team rotations that allow you to work with and learn from other teams at Twitter.

All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Notice (Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act)

The expected salary range for this role to be performed in Colorado is USD$146,000.00 - USD$204,000.00. 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. This range may be modified in the future.

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.

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