More than 10 months after opening a temporary engineering office in Seattle, Twitter is still looking for a permanent outpost here, but that isn’t stopping the company from making a recruiting push, particularly in the area of data infrastructure.
Twitter will hold an open house next week in South Lake Union — practically in the middle of the Amazon.com campus — featuring its vice president of platform engineering as the keynoter, Raffi Krikorian, according to an event listing from the company. Members of Twitter’s platform engineering team will present projects in areas including Twitter’s API, data and analytics infrastructure.
A job post for the Seattle office, seeking data infrastructure software engineers, provides a sense for the types of roles the company is trying to fill.
It says, “Twitter is seeking software engineers passionate about building, debugging and tuning distributed systems. You will need to solve classic distributed systems problems such as data replication, consistency and fault tolerance — both within a data center and across data centers. You will work on services that are critical to storing, serving and moving Twitter’s mission critical data.”
Twitter is part of a wave of prominent tech companies that have established engineering outposts in the Seattle region — including Facebook, Google, Zynga and many others — ramping up the competition for top technical talent in the region. In fact, stay tuned to GeekWire for new developments on this front from another company later this morning.
Update: Here’s our post on GoDaddy establishing a new office on the Eastside.