On Thursday, Jeff Dauber, the head of Twitter’s engineering division, announced he was resigning from the company. His departure comes a day after Twitter experienced glitches during the launch of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s #GoRonDeSantis hashtag campaign.
In a tweet, Dauber said he had been considering departing Twitter for some time and that he had been “mulling over” his decision during the past several weeks. He thanked Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey and the rest of the team for their support and said he was looking forward to the “next chapter.”
Dauber was part of the executive team that helped lead Twitter through its initial public offering (IPO) in 2013 and had been working on the platform for the past eight years. In 2017, he moved from his position as Twitter’s director of engineering to head of the engineering team.
The timing of his departure is no doubt drawing scrutiny from many Twitter users, given the technical issues experienced yesterday around the launch of the #GoRonDeSantis hashtag campaign. It is unclear as to what extent Dauber’s departure is connected to the glitches, but it has been speculated that the technical shortcomings of the launch could have fueled his decision to leave.
At this time, no further details about Dauber’s departure have been revealed. Whether or not the Twitter glitches played a role in Dauber’s resignation will likely remain a mystery.