Twitter Inc – Two Key Engineers To Resign [REPORT]


Twitter Inc (NASDAQ:TWTR) is expected to reorganize its engineering division after two its primary engineers are planning to resign, according to report from CNBC based on information from people familiar with the situation.

According to the report, Adam Kinney, senior manager and Jeremy Gordon, vice president of engineering at Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) are planning to leave the microblogging company.

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Kinney and Gordon are well-known within the company as valuable contributors to its product development process. Kinney is the head of the analytics team of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). He has been working for the company for four years.

Gordon served as director of the mobile engineering team prior to his promotion as vice president in April. He’s been working for Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) for two years.

Twitter engineers concern over clarity of product vision

Some of the engineers at Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) were concerned regarding the clarity of product vision of the company. According to them, Twitter’s product vision was not clear enough, which is in contrast with the recent statement of CEO Dick Costolo.

During an interview with CNBC this week, Costolo said, “The team that I have in place and the strategy that we have, we love, and we all believe in it.”

People familiar with the matter said some the engineers have no clear perception as to where Costolo and engineering head, Alex Roetter are leading the company. During the earnings conference with investors, Costolo said Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) need to accelerate its pace of execution to be launch and improve its products faster.

“I’m really talking about faster iteration from hypothesis, to prototyping against that hypothesis, to experimenting against that prototype, to launching against that experiment and then iterating across that cycle,” said Costolo.

Twitter partnered with IBM

Separately, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) announced its partnership with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) to help transform how enterprises understand their customers, markets, and trends.

The partnership will focus on three areas including the integration of Twitter data with IBM analytics services, new data intensive capabilities and specialized consulting for enterprises.