Twitter Opens Doors for Serious Engineering Recruit Effort, Signs of an IPO
In addition to a bevy of engineers, a handful of job openings at Twitter seem to suggest it's prepping itself for an IPO. Among the job listings are positions for "Stock Administration" and "Senior Manager for Accounting Operations." One of the minimum qualifications for the latter is a "proven track record of applying technical accounting guidance and familiarity with public company reporting," a skill that would come in handy following an IPO.
Several job openings in Twitter's finance and legal departments also support the notion of an impending IPO, though it could still be more than a year away. It's not unusual for a company to hire financial reporting managers well in advance.
Should Twitter ultimately go that route, it would be one of the most anticipated tech IPOs since Facebook. All eyes would be on Twitter to see if it could do a better job than Facebook after going public, whose stock price has only recently climbed back to its IPO price of $38 per share.