Twitter's engineering chief steps down

|By:, SA News Editor

Twitter (TWTR) engineering SVP Chris Fry has resigned. VP Alexander Roetter will replace him. (8-K)

Fry was given a $10M compensation package last year, nearly matching the $11.5M package given to CEO Dick Costolo. Ex-colleagues talking to Reuters once referred to him as a "10x engineer" (i.e. an engineer who does the work of 10 regular ones).

Like Facebook before it, Twitter has seen its share of post-IPO executive departures. Product development VP Michael Sippey left in January.

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