Twitter to launch a new subscription service codenamed Gryphon

By on

It looks like Twitter has been working on a new project behind closed doors! A new job listing has emerged to join onto their new team codenamed Gryphon. This leak put Twitter’s stock price up by 11 to 12 percent.

We are a new team, codenamed Gryphon. We are building a subscription platform, one that can be reused by other teams in the future. This is a first for Twitter! Gryphon is a team of web engineers who are closely collaborating with the Payments team and the Twitter.com team. We are looking for a full-stack engineer to lead the Payment and Subscription client work, someone who values collaboration as much as we do and can act as a bridge for the engineering team. It’s a great opportunity for all teams involved!

The team is made up of hardworking people from all over the world. We work from London, San Francisco, Boston and New York, and we collaborate across these time zones in an efficient way. Our members come from all sorts of different backgrounds and countries. These are folks who have studied Anthropology, Economics and Design. Other teammates are from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, USA and the UK. Diversity is at the core of our team culture!

You can apply for the job if you’re keen!

Previously, Twitter had investigated subscriptions with its Tweet Deck service. However, Twitter may be considering a Twitch or Patreon-style type of subscription, where you could subscribe to individual (or business) accounts from their profile, which would be more fitting for these days.

second job listing posted by Twitter’s London office was seeking to contract an engineer for a similar role to work with the company to “rebuild some of Twitter’s services to produce a subscription management platform.”

What are your thoughts? What is Twitter building?