Software Engineer - Compute Infrastructure
San Jose
hace 4 días

Who We Are

We are the Compute Infrastructure team, responsible for providing Twitter Engineering with a reliable and consistent platform abstraction that expands to both public cloud and on-premises.

Our infrastructure powers most of the services behind, Twitter’s revenue-generating businesses, and a variety of internal infrastructure.

Twitter’s 1,000+ engineers rely on compute infrastructure to launch and operate their services on a fleet of over 100,000 physical and virtual machines that is owned and operated by the Compute Infrastructure team.

The Compute Platform team’s primary focus is managing and extending Kubernetes and Aurora / Mesos clusters for Twitter. We have been invested in running Aurora / Mesos on-premises, constantly extending its limits.

Now we are working on powering up our first Kubernetes clusters. We are on the path to provide Twitter Engineers a unified hybrid cloud that consists of Kubernetes clusters on our own data centers and public cloud.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Compute Platform team, you’ll :

Scope out, participate in, and lead mission critical projects that powers up Twitter for different events across the globe.

Optimize Kubernetes and our own systems on clusters in the thousands of nodes.

Build the tooling and processes to manage and improve Kubernetes and Aurora / Mesos at Twitter scale.

Participate in the wider Kubernetes and Aurora / Mesos open source community.

Influence the Compute Infrastructure team’s roadmap based on feedback from our internal customers.

Be an active participant in our systems design and review processes.

Develop our team through mentorship and knowledge sharing.

Who you are

You draw motivation from building systems that help others be more productive.

You are curious and driven to understand the needs of your customers.

You are an engaged and thoughtful collaborator, ready to solve challenging problems with your peers and our customers.

Simplicity and approachability are top of mind concerns when designing systems and tooling.

Quality and reliability are key pillars in your software engineering philosophy.

You see mentorship and knowledge transfer as essential prerequisites for a healthy team.


BA / BSc degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.

Strong development skills in at least one programming language.

Hands-on experience designing, developing, operating, and debugging distributed systems.

4+ years of experience in Infrastructure or Backend development.

Bonus points

While not required, experience with any of the following is a plus!

Production experience with Go, Python, Java, or C++.

Experience developing, operating, and debugging high traffic production systems.

Experience building applications against the Kubernetes API.

Familiarity with Kubernetes internals (architecture and / or codebase).

Prior contributions to projects within the CNCF community.

Experience with other container-centric orchestration systems (Mesos, Nomad, etc).

Experience working with physical infrastructure (bare metal in data centers).

Experience working with public cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc).

Familiarity with Linux or similar operating systems.

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.

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