Elon Musk starts hiring engineers for ‘Twitter 2.0’, wants anyone who can code to join his team – Tech News, Firstpost

When Elon Musk took control of Twitter, the social media platform had more than 7,400 employees. However, in the following weeks, the musk will go into the guts of the workers, About half of all Twitter employees have been fired, and forcing the resignation of thousands of contractual content moderators, and thousands of other on-roll employees. In all, as of 8:30 AM (Indian Standard Time) on Monday, Twitter has a little over 2,700 employees on payroll.

The number of engineers leaving Twitter is so great that Musk has a simple criteria for his hiring team to follow – hire someone who actually knows how to write software, regardless of their qualifications. Image credit: Pexels

Elon Musk announced this in a recent meeting with the rest of the Twitter staff He’s done with closings and is now actively looking for rentals Musk and his team of recruiters have already started hiring engineers and salespeople for the ad-sales team. Some sales employees chose to stay later Musk’s Twitter 2.0 ultimatum The layoffs were reported shortly after.

The number of engineers leaving Twitter is so large that Musk has a simple criteria for his hiring team to follow – hire someone who actually knows how to write software, regardless of their qualifications and work experience.

Musk also called for referrals of existing employees at Twitter, and that under his ownership and management, Twitter “will be much more engineering-driven.” Design and product management will still be very important and report to me, but the people who write great code will form the majority of the team and have the “biggest impact.”

The Twitter Careers page did not list any open jobs at the time of writing this article. Musk had more than 100 job openings before taking over.

Musk may need to hire engineers quickly to keep the Twitter system running properly. A Washington Post report quoted a former employee as saying that the layoffs and other departures “ Leaving multiple critical systems up to two, one or even zero engineersGutted’s department includes “Twitter’s traffic and front-end teams that engineer requests to right backend services,” according to a Verge report.