Sr. Software Engineer - Data Platform






Because you belong at Twilio

The Who, What, Where and Why


Twilio's Data Platform team is looking for Senior Software Engineer to deliver a self-service platform of powerful, scalable, reliable and high performance data services and infrastructure to keep up with our rapid growth and the increasing demands of our product teams, business units and external customers.  You will develop low latency, highly available, globally distributed services in the flight path of every voice call and SMS message.  Do you have experience in  designing and building data pipelines for handling millions of events per seconds?  Are you a expert in leading open source data technologies such as Spark, Kafka, Elasticsearch, S3 and REST APIs?  Would you like to own and operate production services in AWS cloud infrastructure using the latest tools, like Datadog and Rollbar, then this position is for you.


A great day would look like leading the development of data products, services and tools, in Java, Scala and Python and advising best practices. You will be driving quality by writing unit tests, functional tests, and performance tests in a continuous delivery environment. To deliver the products, you will be breaking down the requirements, estimating the tasks , planning the work accurately and executing the definition of done in Production. In addition to developing the product, you will be supporting development operations, building, releasing and assisting with team on-call. Teams will be small and empowered so that you can move fast  and ship to production multiple times in a 2 week sprint. You will collaborate with other teams and work cross-functionally for product launches. At the same time, you will be helping more junior developers by mentoring them, providing guidance, and positively influencing their careers.




Twilio’s data platform processes billions of records per day and handles petabytes scale of data. It provides platform and enables all our internal teams to develop faster products. We also provide voice and message APIs and support for our external partners and enable them to develop innovative products.

Twilio is a company that is empowering the world’s developers with modern communication in order to build better applications. 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. The Engineering team plays an integral role in building out the products that allow our developer community to meet their communication needs.


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.   


This position has flexibility to choose from our beautiful offices at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco or 399 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA .  You should expect the normal perks: catered meals, snacks, game room, ergonomic desks, etc. What you will also get to experience is a company that believes in small teams for maximum impact; that strives to balance work and home life, we know this is a marathon not a sprint; that builds an inclusive culture where we want all of our people to be comfortable and thrive.  We seek out people who live by our values, who are challenged by problems, empower others to thrive, people who can draw the owl and not be beholden to one playbook.

About 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.

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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Launched in 2008, Twilio simplifies business communication across applications—supplying developers with the highly competent tools needed to develop customer-centric phone, VoIP, and messaging systems on its global cloud API platform. From online restaurant bookings to tech support call center networks, Twilio's flexible technology lets companies construct personalized business solutions that enhance customer-service interaction and profitability.

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