Software Engineer Intern - Summer 2019
Because you belong at Twilio
The Who, What, Where and Why
This is an internship opportunity for the Summer of 2019. You will be working in a rapidly evolving and fast-paced environment, with a team that is implementing a reliable, auto-scaling, software-based telephony application stack on top of commodity cloud computing resources such as Amazon's EC2.
You should have some or all of the following:
- Working towards a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related field.
- Love of software development with several side projects and you may even be in the open source community.
- A hungry entrepreneurial and "can do" spirit, as evidenced by successful interest in learning new technologies.
- Has experience in data processing, analytics, business intelligence, and reporting
- Has experience with technologies such as hadoop, spark, python, scala etc.
Teams Hiring -
API team is responsible for the front door of Twilio's REST API. Our services handle billions of requests a week with five 9s, 99.999%, of uptime. If you want to learn about scale, distributed systems, and love APIs you will learn a lot on this team.
Billing Pipeline/Billing Platform team develops infrastructure to empower Twilio products to accurately bill customers at scale. As a pay-as-you-go micro-transaction platform, our teams develop highly scalable solutions for pricing, billing, real-time usage aggregation, and other mission critical systems.
Business intelligence team provides actionable insights to business units and enables fact based decision making for Twilio. We build scalable self service analytics platform that includes data ingestion, integration and transformation services developed using distributed technologies that allows us to handle rapidly growing data needs at Twilio.
Cloud Orchestration owns the tools and automation around Twilio’s deployment system, automated remediation system (Lazarus), and the network service mesh. These systems allow development teams to deploy safely and easily, improve the resiliency of their systems, while keeping service-to-service communications observable, performant, and secure.
Data Platform provides trusted services to move, store and analyze data, so Twilio developers can deliver products more reliably, quickly and cost effectively.
Engagement Apps team is responsible for using Twilio's products to help Twilio become the best customer engagement company on the planet. If you want to improve customer interactions across the entire company globally while playing with and providing feedback on the latest and great Twilio products first, this team is for you. We're looking for a full stack engineer who is comfortable (and excited) to play with the newest products first.
Growth Engineering team is responsible for helping our customers discover, sign-up and get productive on Twilio. We look across the entire company to find ways to grow Twilio's user base and utilization. This team is looking for a savvy, creative full stack engineer who is comfortable jumping into many products.
Messaging Twilio is known for SMS and larger Messaging platform (read WhatsApp, Facebook etc), and as an engineer on the Messaging team you will have hands-on impact on the largest product offered to Twilio's customers. Messaging volume has increased 10x on Twilio's platform in the previous few years.
Observability is part of the Platform Engineering unit: Twilio’s investment in agility. Our mission is to maximize the availability of all telemetry and event data from Twilio's globally distributed application platform. By making continuous investments in our Observability Pipeline, Twilio is able to continually improve the reliability of our services.
Phone Numbers team focuses on building systems to search, buy and test millions of verified phone numbers with varied capabilities in the comprehensive inventory and the ability for customers to use their own numbers. We focus on our customers who are using 100K+ numbers in their daily business by handling over 5 billion+ http calls per month.
Platform Access is part of the Platform Engineering unit: Twilio’s investment in agility. Our mission is to empower every engineer at Twilio with the ability to self-manage the IAAS aspects of their products, top to bottom. This is an opportunity to take part in some highly visible and impactful projects - reducing the time to provision cloud infrastructure from days down to seconds!
Programmable Voice builds unique communication experiences with our API to build interactive voice applications, from recognizing speech to building enterprise class call centers. The Programmable Voice team develops and operates the worldwide infrastructure to make, receive and control calls including services such as Speech, Conference and Media services.
Security team seeks to make Twilio the most trusted brand in communications. We develop software, systems, tools, and processes that ensure Twilio's cloud, applications, and corporate environment meet the highest security standards. Successful candidates will be challenged to deliver on projects focused on maintaining customer trust and doing security at scale.
TaskRouter is one of Twilio's fastest growing products, growing >10x year over year. We solve distributed state management at a very large scale for the world’s largest contact centers: Zillow, ING Bank, Lyft, Otis Elevator, and Liberty Mutual to name a few. We’re the brains of Twilio’s top priority: Twilio Flex. You’ll be challenged with thinking at scale and how to solve large-scale distributed systems.
Web Infrastructure is a Console Platform team responsible for the front door of Twilio's Console. Our services handle all web traffic for Twilio. Our team is unique in that our services are used by Twilio customer and engineers alike. You will learn about scale, web technology, and our console platform and act as a force multiplier on this team.
Wireless team builds products enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) for Twilio’s customers. We are a standalone business unit within Twilio, meaning you can work on everything from API design, scalability and big data to collaborating with customers on new IoT offerings. We are looking for someone that want to make an impact on one of Twilio’s fastest-growing products, and a dent in the universe.
As a Software Engineer Intern you will experience the following -
- Be a Software Engineer, not just an "intern".
- Ship many different projects during your summer.
- Engineers at Twilio solve problems in distributed computing, real-time DSP (audio processing), virtualization performance, distributed messaging, busses and more.
- During your internship, you will be given responsibility for core features and services that ship to our users.
- You will be expected to embrace these challenges, learn fast and deliver great results.
- You will bring the willingness to learn and grow and we will reciprocate with ample opportunity to do just that, in a friendly, fun and exciting startup environment!
- Learn to develop beautiful and profitable applications.
- Demonstrate consistent improvement in your coding skills, issue-tracking and source control systems, and agile development mentality.
- Participate in code reviews, bug tracking and project management with the rest of the Twilio Team.
Twilio is a company that is empowering the world’s developers with modern communication in order to build better applications.
Twilio is truly unique; we are a company committed to your growth, your learning, your development and your entire employee experience. We only win when our employees succeed and we're dedicated to helping you develop your strengths. We invest in weeks dedicated to tackling hard problems and creating your own ideas. We have a cultural foundation built on diversity, inclusion and innovation and we want you and your ideas to thrive at Twilio. Come join us.
Twilio's mission is to fuel the future of communications. Developers and businesses use Twilio to make communications relevant and contextual by embedding messaging, voice and video capabilities directly into their software applications. Founded in 2008, Twilio has over 650 employees, with headquarters in San Francisco and other offices in Bogotá, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Mountain View, Munich, New York City, Singapore and Tallinn.
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