Musk recruits engineers for “Twitter 2.0” after mass layoffs and resignations

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After gutting Twitter staff, Elon Musk tells remaining employees he plans to hire new engineers and salespeople, The Verge reported Monday. “During a show of hands meeting with Twitter employees today, Musk said the company is done with layoffs and actively recruiting for engineering and sales roles and that employees were encouraged to make recommendations, according to two people present and a partial recording obtained by The Verge,” the report said.

Musk completed his $44 billion purchase of Twitter on October 27 and fired about half of the company’s 7,500 employees. He sent an ultimatum to the remaining staff last week, saying they must commit to “working long hours at high intensity” to keep their jobs; the ultimatum came with the choice to stay with the company or to resign with three months of compensation.

Some sellers who chose to stay after Musk’s ultimatum were would have been fired A little after. With the latest departures, Twitter would have ended up with around 2,700 employees. musk too laid off about 5,000 contractors and teleworking prohibited while warning staff of a “catastrophic” economic outlook.

At yesterday’s town hall, Musk reportedly told staff that “in terms of critical hires, I would say that people who excel in writing software are the highest priority.” Another one On-board report last week, said that “Twitter recruiters have already started reaching out to outside engineers to see if they want to join ‘Twitter 2.0 – an Elon Company'”.

Musk is looking for ‘anyone who actually writes software’

Musk told employees in his ultimatum email that under his ownership, Twitter will be “much more engineering-focused. Product design and management will still be very important and will report to me, but those who write a great code will make up the majority of our team and the biggest swing.”

Once Musk’s ultimatum deadline passed, he began meeting engineers who chose to stay. In an email to staff on Friday, musk wrote“Anyone who actually writes software, please report to the 10th floor at 2 p.m. today. Before you do, please email a bulleted summary of what your code commits have accomplished in the last ~6 months, as well as up to 10 screenshots of the most salient lines of code.”

The Careers on Twitter The page did not list any open jobs today. There was more than 100 job offers before Musk took over.

Musk may need to hire engineers quickly to keep Twitter systems running smoothly. A Washington Post report quoted a former employee as saying that the layoffs and other departures “left several critical systems with two, one or even zero engineers.” Gutted departments include “Twitter’s traffic and front-end teams who route engineering requests to the correct back-end departments,” a Verge report said. “The team that maintains Twitter’s core system libraries that every engineer in the company uses is also gone.”

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