Software Engineer - Intern
Twitter - San Francisco, CA

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Twitter is looking for summer interns to work on some of the most interesting technical challenges to help us accomplish our goals. 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. You'll also have the opportunity to work on web interfaces that will be seen and used by millions of people around the globe. Not only will you make a visible and immediate impact on our dynamic ecosystem, you will work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry and thrive in a culture that always puts users first.


Find simple solutions to complex problems, and refine not only the technical and algorithmic aspects of large systems, but the way they enable teams to accomplish goals

Code using primarily Java, Scala, Ruby, and C++ for the backend and in Ruby, HTML/CSS, and Javascript if you are doing more on the front end (project dependent)

Work on the scalability, resilience, and efficiency of backend components

Build storage systems, libraries, and frameworks

Work in a team-oriented environment

Pro-actively look for ways to make Twitter better

Qualifications & Desired Skills

Currently pursuing a BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent

Experience with web infrastructure, distributed systems, or component-oriented software engineering

Demonstrated open-source contribution

Previous success in a performance-critical environment

Knowledge of TCP/IP and network programming or developing/designing large software systems

Entrepreneurial spirit

Active user of Twitter

How to Apply

Please attach a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript under “add an attachment.”

Remember to select university recruiting under “source” and enter your university name.

PhD & Master students [REQUIRED]: Please include a proposal (350 words or less) of what you’d like to work on and included in the space provided for the cover letter.

Know someone at Twitter or a professor who can vouch for your work/research? Please note their name(s) in the space provided for the cover letter.

Feel free to attach sample code and note if you’ve already done some work with our API or contributed to open source.


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