Twitter Opens Doors for Serious Engineering Recruit Effort, Signs of an IPO

As any job seeker can attest, finding work isn't always easy. However, if you have an engineering background, Twitter may be interested in your services. In fact, the microblogging service is looking to hire almost 90 engineers of various types at its San Francisco, Boston, New York City, Seattle, Sunnyvale, and Dublin locations, with jobs ranging from writing code for Vine to tweaking Linux performance, and everything in between.

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.