Senior Privacy Engineer (Future Opportunities)

X (formerly Twitter)

X (formerly Twitter)

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


  • Partner closely with cross-functional partners across Engineering and Product to embed sound technical privacy practices in everything we ship and help uncover risks before they become issues;
  • Proactively explore Twitter’s products and services to identify improvements in the way we look after data or institute a new privacy-preserving technology;
  • Identify important privacy issues within system designs or implementations, and suggest and drive robust designs to fix them.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in technical privacy review to find common failures, good design patterns, and trade-offs;
  • Possess strong privacy domain knowledge;
  • Solid command of technical privacy issues within the software and systems development lifecycle: Keen ability to identify common hurdles and solutions to effective privacy and security;
  • Ability to grasp business, user, and technical requirements, and can identify sophisticated privacy dependencies in large-scale systems;
  • Ability to build close partnerships across subject areas and teams (e.g. engineering, legal, policy);
  • Ability to challenge the status quo while remaining pragmatic and championing trust with partners;
  • Experience leading, engaging and operating within the goals of partner teams, and effectively working with them to integrate privacy into their designs;
  • Experience implementing and continuing to evolve privacy engineering principles, culture, and standard methodologies;
  • Ability to coach teammates as customer and value-focused privacy engineers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • History of handling privacy incidents through investigation, fixes, and resolution;
  • Experience in human-centric threat modeling, data anonymization, and/or other privacy-preserving techniques, process, or technologies;
  • Experience in code review in one or more general purpose languages;
  • Experience with developing or debugging microservice architectures or distributed systems.

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.