Software Engineer - Programmable Voice (University Graduate)

With Programmable Voice, customers can build unique communication experiences with our API to make, receive and control calls around the globe.  The Programmable Voice team develops and operates the worldwide infrastructure for call processing, conference, voice media, recordings, and transcriptions.  You will learn to design, develop and deploy real-time, highly available, low latency capabilities for next generation internet and on-demand app communication and collaboration. 

About the job:

  • Within the first 6 months of work, you will design, prototype, implement and deploy one or more core Twilio platform services.
  • The process will include developing an early understanding of the product, documenting design and code details and participating in peer code reviews. The resulting service will require integration with other existing Twilio systems, as well as with Twilio’s performance and availability monitoring suite.
  • Write maintainable code with extensive test coverage, working in a professional software engineering environment (with source control, dev/stage/prod release cycle, continuous deployment) - cowboy coders need not apply.
  • Collaborate across the company and interact with our customers (software engineers) to define, design and build new APIs.
  • Tackle complex problems in distributed computing, virtualization performance, distributed queuing, real-time DSP (audio processing), and more.


To apply for the role of Software Engineer, you should have some or all of the following:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency with professional or hands-on lab experience with Java and/or C/C++.  Knowledge of Python or similar scripting language is a plus.
  • Technical expertise with TCP, HTTP, REST and related networking technologies.
  • Experience with voice signaling and media protocols is a plus (SIP/RTP and related codecs).
  • Knowledge of unit and integration testing methodologies, and the ability to write, debug and deploy testing frameworks.
  • Understanding of distributed systems issues, including scalability, resiliency, and availability concerns (e.g. CAP Theorem).

Bonus points:

  • Submit your GitHub and/or website on your resume.

About us:

Twilio makes communications easy and powerful. With Twilio's platform, businesses can make communications relevant and contextual by embedding real-time communication and authentication capabilities directly into their software applications. Twilio gives businesses the ability to innovate, prototype, create, and connect with their customers at the right time and in the right way. Founded in 2008, Twilio is a public company based in San Francisco, California with other offices around the world.

Twilio is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status and operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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