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Twitter to Build Engineering Centre in Singapore, the First in Asia Pacific
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Twitter to Build Engineering Centre in Singapore, the First in Asia Pacific

Tech giant Twitter announced today (Feb 13) that it is building an engineering centre in Singapore as part of its Asia Pacific (APAC) expansion plans.

The new centre will be based in the company’s APAC headquarters in the CapitaGreen building in Shenton Way at the Singapore Central Business District (CBD). 

According to Twitter, the engineering centre will help strengthen its engineering capabilities as well as improve service availability and reliability for Twitter users worldwide.

Twitter's Singapore headquarter. Image: Vulcan Post
Twitter's Singapore headquarter. Image: Vulcan Post

To support this growth plan, Twitter said it is looking to hire 65 “technical talents” in Singapore over the next few years. The available roles will span across product engineering, software engineering, data engineering and data science.

“The latest investment by Twitter to establish Singapore as a key engineering center marks another milestone in our continued partnership. Twitter’s move demonstrates confidence in Singapore as a world-class engineering talent hub, and will create exciting, new job opportunities for Singapore and Singaporeans,” said Kiren Kumar, Chief Digital Industry Officer, Digital Industry Singapore in the statement.

Twitter set up its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore in 2015 and the following year, established its first international data science team here. Image: EPA-EFE
Twitter set up its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore in 2015 and the following year, established its first international data science team here. Image: EPA-EFE

According to The Straits Times, Twitter's announcement comes a week after it reported total revenue of US$3.46 billion (S$4.80 billion) for last year, an increase of 14 per cent over the previous year. Its net profit was US$1.47 billion.

The company had said, when announcing its results, that it expects to grow headcount by 20 per cent or more this year, especially in engineering, product, design and research.

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