Software Engineer - Revenue Processing Platform (RP-1)

Twitter New York, NY
Software Engineer - Revenue Processing Platform (RP-1)

New York, NY

Who We Are

We are a team within Twitter's Revenue Platforms organization, responsible for all of ads revenue processing ($2B+) and Twitter's payments platform. We call ourselves RP-1 after the rocket fuel and love the analogy, because we calculate and bring in revenue - fuel that powers our rocket ship - Twitter!

Together with our parent team - Revenue Platforms - we're on a mission to build a strong platforms foundation to enable a multi-fold growth of Twitter's revenue. Our goal is to accelerate the pace of execution for the entire Revenue organization, and our plans for 2018 and beyond include structural overhauls and redesigns of existing systems as well as building new services from scratch. We're just getting started here!

Every single revenue product depends on RP-1 because we:

* Equip advertisers with various types of funding sources to fuel their campaigns (a funding source provides a campaign with money it needs to run).

* Compute how much advertisers owe Twitter and how much Twitter owes its partners and publishers. The computation is handled by the scalable and reliable offline and online pipelines that efficiently process every single cent generated by Twitter Ads products.

* Enable payments functionality for advertisers, and in not-so-distant future for other Twitter revenue streams.

What You'll Work On

Given the enormity of the tasks we face, you will help us build and evolve the mission critical systems that deal with money:

* Revenue Processing -- you'll help us build and improve systems and services responsible for the ever-growing volume of critical revenue data, both in real-time and offline. You'd be building and evolving horizontally scalable platforms while making them highly resilient and reliable in order to provide a foundation for Twitter's revenue growth.

* Payments -- you'll help us re-architect and rebuild the entire set of payments services to produce a generic Twitter-wide payments platform that any paying customer could use - be it for ads, data products, or other products or services Twitter provides. You'd help us make appropriate trade-offs when it comes to 3d party integrations vs building in-house.

In both cases you'll work closely with our internal customers, including ones who build user facing revenue products, to ensure their requirements get implemented - in a generic fashion - on the platform level.

What Else You Can Expect

We deeply care about people. You can expect a strong investment in your professional growth, and a dedication to crafting a successful, sustainable career for you. Our teams are composed of highly talented and passionate 'A' players, and you'll get the mentorship and coaching you deserve to hone your skills and expertise. Our vibrant culture and high expectations will kindle your passion and bring out the best in you!


* First of all, we expect you to exhibit a high degree of rigour. We deal with real money where cost of mistakes is high. You deeply care about the external and internal software quality and how you approach all aspects of the software development lifecycle.

* Strong algorithms, data structures and coding background.

* Solid foundation in backend software development.

* Good knowledge of databases and persistent stores.

* BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

Bonus Points

* Experience with distributed systems.

* Experience with payment systems.

* Contributions to the open-source community.

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 legally protected status.

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.