Twitter is opening up a Vancouver office and hiring software engineers


Twitter is opening up a Vancouver office and hiring software engineers

Twitter plans to open a “global centre of excellence” in Vancouver. It is hiring computer science graduates “to work on some of the most interesting technical challenges in the industry today”. Among the job requirements is a “bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from a global Top 100 university.”

Here’s an ad posted on Twitter’s job site:

Twitter is creating a global center of excellence in Vancouver for computer science graduates to work on some of the most interesting technical challenges in the industry today. These range from bite-sized feature development projects to large operational undertakings, such as building the systems that enable us to deliver fast, scalable and reliable services to users. We are looking to recruit a handful of new graduates with boundless potential so that we can build a world-competitive software engineering centre around them.  Not only will you make a visible and immediate impact on our dynamic ecosystem, you will fit right in alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry.  You should have previous experience with web infrastructure, distributed systems, or component-oriented software engineering.
Responsibilities:

  • Code using primarily Scala, as well as Java and C++ for the backend
  • Code primarily in Objective-C, Java, Scala, HTML/CSS, and Javascript for the front end
  • Work closely with, and incorporate feedback from, engineers from other teams at Twitter, product management, and interaction designers
  • Work on the scalability, resilience, and efficiency of backend components
  • Build storage systems, libraries, and frameworks that let Twitter grow
  • Work in a team-oriented environment
  • Pro-actively look for ways to make Twitter better

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from a global Top 100 university (THES QS ranking or similar)

Boundless potential as a software engineer, demonstrated by breathtaking academic achievement that puts you among the handful at the top of Canada’s 2012 crop of computer science graduates.  This potential should be apparent in concrete academic achievements that can be objectively evaluated against those of your peers, including at least two of the following:

  • Recipient of academic scholarships, grants, or awards
  • Article(s) published in your name in a peer-reviewed academic journal
  • Invitations to speak or present at technical conferences
  • Internship experience at major web-based consumer internet company
  • Competitive experience in top coding competitions or math/science Olympiads
  • Recognized from computer science organizations for programming work
  • Demonstrated contributions to corporate sponsored hack-a-thons
  • Demonstrated open-source contribution
  • Previous success in a performance-critical environment

Join the Flock:

  • Remember to select university recruiting under “source” and enter your university name
  • Provide a brief personal statement (up to 200 words) explaining why you are one of the handful of 2012 computer science graduates in Canada whose academic achievements set you apart from the other “A” students
  • Submit copies of the articles, technical papers, competitive exam results, open-source code contributions or other documents that we can use to evaluate your potential as a software engineer

About this Job

Twitter is creating a global center of excellence in Vancouver for computer science graduates to work on some of the most interesting technical challenges in the industry today. These range from bite-sized feature development projects to large operational undertakings, such as building the systems that enable us to deliver fast, scalable and reliable services to users. We are looking to recruit a handful of new graduates with boundless potential so that we can build a world-competitive software engineering centre around them.  Not only will you make a visible and immediate impact on our dynamic ecosystem, you will fit right in alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry.

You should have previous experience with web infrastructure, distributed systems, or component-oriented software engineering.

Responsibilities

  • Code using primarily Scala, as well as Java and C++ for the backend
  • Code primarily in Objective-C, Java, Scala, HTML/CSS, and Javascript for the front end
  • Work closely with, and incorporate feedback from, engineers from other teams at Twitter, product management, and interaction designers
  • Work on the scalability, resilience, SOFTWARE ENGINEER – NEW GRAD Vancouver, Canada and efficiency of backend components
  • Build storage systems, libraries, and frameworks that let Twitter grow
  • Work in a team-oriented environment
  • Pro-actively look for ways to make Twitter better

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from a global Top 100 university (THES QS ranking or similar)
  • Boundless potential as a software engineer, demonstrated by breathtaking academic achievement that puts you among the handful at the top of Canada’s 2012 crop of computer science graduates.  This potential should be apparent in concrete academic achievements that can be objectively evaluated against those of your peers, including at least two of the following:
  • Recipient of academic scholarships, grants, or awards
  • Article(s) published in your name in a peer-reviewed academic journal
  • Invitations to speak or present at technical conferences
  • Internship experience at major web-based consumer internet company
  • Competitive experience in top coding competitions or math/science Olympiads
  • Recognized from computer science organizations for programming work
  • Demonstrated contributions to corporate sponsored hack-a-thons
  • Demonstrated open-source contribution
  • Previous success in a performance-critical environment

Join the Flock

  • Remember to select university recruiting under “source” and enter your university name
  • Provide a brief personal statement (up to 200 words) explaining why you are one of the handful of 2012 computer science graduates in Canada whose academic achievements set you apart from the other “A” students
  • Submit copies of the articles, technical papers, competitive exam results, open-source code contributions or other documents that we can use to evaluate your potential as a software engineer

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