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Software Engineers: The Scorecard

Software engineers are high-value, high-priced hires for young technology companies. Many upstarts, therefore, struggle with how many software engineers they should hire and how quickly.

Startups are known for having a high percentage of software engineers—and scrambling to compete for the high-caliber ones. The percentage often declines over time as companies grow their sales and marketing teams.

The Information sniffed out the number of software engineers at companies including Snapchat, Twitter and Dropbox. We also uncovered some companies’ goals for growing their teams in the year ahead. 

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