Twitter eyes local talent for S’pore data science team

Mr Lee, who will head Twitter’s data science team here, says the firm is looking to hire Singaporeans and will transfer data science knowledge from Silicon Valley.ST PHOTO: IRENE THAM First, it was Google. Now, another tech giant, Twitter, wants to nab top talent in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) in Singapore. Twitter has plans to set up its first data science engineering team outside the United States in Singapore this year. Last night, it held its first tech talk with over 240 potential candidates. The social media network giant wants to hire up to 10 data scientists to develop new products for major markets such as Japan, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Brazil. Returning Singaporean Linus Lee, 29, will head the firm’s data science team…


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