As the Director of Engineering at Twitter, Jessie Link is an authority on social media, technology and the digital landscape. The industry speaker is a pioneer of her field, as well as a role model for future female technologists. Jessie is insightful and highly interesting, using her platform as a speaker to share her business and digital strategies for success. As the leader of her engineering team, Jessie knows talent when she sees it. In her speeches she advises corporate audiences on how to spot and retain their own talent pool, as well as get the most out of their employees through positive leadership.
In 2016, Jessie joined the Twitter team. She started as their Director of Software Engineering, and was responsible for the platform's day to day operations, in collaboration with Sales, Media and Business leaders. An expert on communication, audiences of Jessie's presentations benefit from her knowledge of negotiating and leading fellow businesspeople. During this period, she handpicked the best engineers to grow her diverse team, valuing the power of local talent. In 2018, she was promoted to Senior Director of Engineering, a testament to Jessie's company-defining position.
Educated at Wellesley College and the Hawaii Pacific University, Jesse has a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems and Security Assurance. Her first experience of engineering was as a Systems Engineer at the United States Air Force in 2000, a role in which she designed and coded complex yet easy to navigate web pages. Jessie was responsible for developing a project surrounding high-profile virtual Military Personnel Flight, which she completed ahead of schedule and to a strict budget. In her industry speeches, Jessie hones her audiences ability to also complete projects on time, essential for business growth.
Following roles as a Telecom Project Manager with DICA Pacific, as well as a Software Engineer and Technical Manager with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Jessie was appointed Director of Engineering at Lookingglass Cyber Solutions. While managing a team of 18, she implemented agile practices and communicated with the CTO on technical strategy. As a speaker, audiences benefit from Jessie's diverse, influential career within digital, communications and media industries.