Twitter has big plans for Canada and that includes Vancouver.
The social network hosted a press roundtable today that featured Tristan Jung, Senior Engineering Manager & Canadian Engineering Site Lead, Hanson Ho, a Staff Software Engineer in Vancouver, and Paul Burns, Managing Director of Twitter Canada.
Twitter currently has 200+ employees in Canada, spread across engineering, sales, marketing, policy & other areas. This includes staff in Toronto, Vancouver plus remote employees in Ontario, BC & Nova Scotia. This growth trajectory has grown significantly in 2021, led by the March 2021 announcement that Twitter would be building out an engineering team in Canada.
Canada is now part of Twitter’s journey to build a strong engineering presence in multiple markets worldwide, building on past announcements such as a Singapore engineering centre announcement from February 2020 and India in April 2021.
While there have been a handful of engineers working remotely in Vancouver in recent years, 2021 saw 20 hires locally taking the city’s headcount to 30+. Interestingly, engineering talent in Vancouver is spread across 20+ distinct teams that make up Twitter engineering organization.
Recent Vancouver hires by Twitter include graduates from UBC and Simon Fraser University but also talent trained in other top schools from Ontario, Quebec and Calgary, not to mention talent who went to school outside of Canada (including the U.S., India, Brazil & Singapore).
According to Burns, Twitter will continue to look to add Canada-based talent in the coming months be that in Vancouver, Toronto or elsewhere. There are currently 80+ roles open available to Canadians on Twitter’s careers page.
If you’re looking for an engineering role that deals with very high scale of traffic, while empowering high-velocity product development, Twitter may be the place for you.