Senior Site Reliability Engineer (Future Opportunities)

X (formerly Twitter)

X (formerly Twitter)

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Company Description

Please note: This job posting is not for immediate hire but rather an opportunity to submit an application for future consideration.

Twitter promotes and protects the public conversation. Twitter is the town square of the internet. At Twitter, we work with one goal in mind: to improve Twitter for our customers, partners, and the people who use it across the world. Brand safety is only possible when human safety is the top priority – This mindset is what drives us forward.

Job Description


  • Lead a team of site reliability engineers who are working to keep Twitter reliable and scalable;
  • Partner with engineering leadership across Twitter to achieve reliability outcomes for their services;
  • Drive and participate in deep technical design discussions within your team, and across partner teams, and ensure that we're building the right systems and keeping the quality high;
  • Establish standard practices and processes for planning and prioritizing reliability work;
  • Manage engineers spread out across various time zones and regions;
  • Coach, grow, and empower your team to make impactful decisions that lead to their personal and professional success, and enable them to become technical leaders;
  • Coach the individuals on your team to build and execute personal development plans that align with Twitter’s goals and objectives, and understand how their work fits into the bigger picture/mission.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience;
  • Experience managing services in a distributed, internet-scale *nix environment;
  • Development experience in Python, Scala, Java, C, or C++;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of TCP/IP and HTTP;
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with systems programming (bash and shell tools);
  • Experience using containerization software such as Kubernetes, Docker, Mesos;
  • Familiarity with systems management tools (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.);
  • Comfortable working with on-prem and cloud-based infrastructure (AWS, GCP) in terms of deployment, support, monitoring, administration, and troubleshooting;
  • Proven understanding of systems and application design, including the operational trade-offs of various designs;
  • Experience with Kubeflow, Scatter-gather systems, and offline systems like Hadoop is a plus

Additional Information

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other status or characteristic protected by, state, or local laws.

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Twitter provides reasonable accommodations during the recruitment and hiring process upon request. Information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially. To request an accommodation, please contact [email protected].

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