Twitter will be setting up its first Asia Pacific engineering center in Singapore and create 65 technical jobs in the process. The center will be sited at the company's Asia-Pacific headquarters in the CapitaGreen building in Shenton Way.
It will strengthen Twitter's global engineering capabilities as well as improve service availability and reliability for users, the company stated. Meanwhile, the 65 new hires in the next few years will be in product engineering, software engineering, data engineering, and data science.
Twitter's Vice-president of Asia-Pacific, Maya Hari stated, “Asia-Pacific has always been a growth engine for our company and this new engineering center is a strategic investment that demonstrates our commitment to this important region where people, partners, and brands come every day to see what's happening in the world and to talk about it.”
Twitter's announcement comes a week after it reported total revenue of US$3.46 Bn for last year, posting an increase of 14 percent over the previous year. The company stated while announcing results that it expects to grow headcount by 20 percent or more this year, specifically in engineering, product, design, and research.
The move is a part of its expansion in this high growth region. Earlier in 2015, the company set up its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore and the following year, established its first international data science team here. Twitter's move demonstrates its confidence in Singapore as a world-class engineering talent hub and is expected to create newer job opportunities in the country.