Why We Are Focused on Engineering and Operations

One week ago we announced the hiring of Lee Mighdoll as Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Lee’s immediate goal is to help turn Twitter into a reliable communication network that people all over the world can depend on every day.

The challenge facing Lee and our entire Twitter team was highlighted this morning during Steve Jobs’ keynote address.

Macworld is only one event, in one city. Twitter must be reliable around the world, around the clock, and it must accommodate all sudden bursts of real-time messages—everything from Apple announcements to natural disasters.

The Twitter Engineering and Operations team is tiny compared to our growth and popularity. In 2008, Lee will be aggressively building a dream team take on the challenge of realizing Twitter’s full, global potential. It won’t be easy. If you’re up for the challenge, please get in touch.