Expanding our Asia Pacific engineering center in Singapore

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

We’re excited to share that we’re expanding our engineering center in Singapore, Twitter’s Asia Pacific headquarters, by doubling the number of engineers to over 100 staff in 2023.

At Twitter, our purpose is to serve the public conversation. We are focused on product innovations and improvements, so that people around the world can have the best experience when they want to follow what’s happening, discuss a trending topic, or connect with their communities. Thus, to scale our platform and strengthen technical abilities, it is critical that we attract and retain world-class talent, and Singapore is a great place to do it. 

Working on global initiatives for Twitter from Singapore, these new technical hires will span roles in engineering, data science, machine learning and product management. The additional R&D investment in Singapore comes after the successful launch of our engineering center in 2020, where we built high-quality teams and strengthened our technical capabilities in areas such as machine learning. 

The center has been led by Silvanus Lee over the past 18 months, who has spent more than a decade in San Francisco, scaling global engineering teams at organizations such as Uber and Dropbox. 

Along with dedicated engineering teams around the world, the Singapore team will focus on core advancements to Twitter apps such as developing new product experiences, surfacing more personalized content for the people who use Twitter, and will drive platform efficiencies to increase speed and reliability.

The expansion of our engineering hubs outside of the US accelerates our commitment to building a truly global, inclusive, and accessible product by creating a more distributed workforce. Along with Singapore, we have engineering and product teams in Bengaluru, India, London, UK, and Toronto, Canada. Offering more choice and flexibility around where people can work enables a greater talent mix that reflects the communities we serve. Additionally, we’ve adopted more inclusive work practices like asynchronous productivity to level the playing field for employees across all locations and time zones. 

This expansion, among others, will require us to expand our office size in Singapore to meet the needs of our growing number of employees, and to support employees with better flexibility and choice in where and how they work. Those who choose to work from home, can continue to do so, as per our global policy of decentralization.

And not least, we hope to become the world's most diverse, inclusive, and accessible tech company – we have set a goal for ourselves that by 2025, at least half of our global employees will be women. 

Interested in joining The Flock? Go to to see a wide range of open roles available for Twitter in Singapore.

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