Because you belong at Twilio.

The Who, What, Why and Where

Twilio's Platform Engineering team is responsible for building the core compute, communications, and deployment systems used across all engineering teams at Twilio. We build the tools and platforms that allow Twilio Engineering teams to focus on their area of expertise, from the Twilio Console and Edge API down to the Voice, Video, and IoT core.

As Twilio continues its journey to empower our customers to build any communications experience across any channel, the Platform Engineering team ensures we can scale as the business grows. As stewards for how Twilio engineers run their applications, we sit at the intersection of application engineering, architecture, design, and operations -- the decisions we make and tools we build have a lasting impact on how Twilio's services delight our customers.

Who?

Twilio is looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join us and build the future of our compute platform as part of our Platform Engineering team. You may be a fit if:

  • You are a curious engineer who likes to learn, discover new things, and share what you know with others
  • You work with empathy for others, including your teammates, your peers, and your customers
  • You have demonstrated experience delivering software solutions involving distributed systems built for the cloud
  • You have experience using Java, Golang, Python, or other language to build APIs and infrastructure solutions
  • You aren’t afraid of joining a globally-distributed team and working across timezones with your co-workers in your home and other countries
  • You are excited about building platforms at scale for containerized workloads, particularly using Kubernetes and containerization technologies
  • You have a degree in Computer Science or demonstrated equivalent experience

What?

As a Software Engineer, Twilio's values -- the Twilio Magic -- will be your cornerstone and guide each and every day. You will:

  • Be Inclusive & Empower Others as a member on an inclusive, high-performing team that values sharing, teaching, and growing together. We will share in our strengths, and strengthen our areas for improvement. We respect each person's thoughts and use data to make our decisions to create a space where ideas, questions, and curiosity is encouraged.
  • Be An Owner & Be Bold by being accountable and responsible for your work. We will empower you to do what's needed to deliver and give you the opportunity to demonstrate how you can deliver value for your customers. If there are ways for us to improve, we want your voice heard: we win through the strength of our many perspectives.
  • Accept No Shenanigans by demonstrating intellectual honesty, transparency, and fairness in all your interactions with others. Engaging in politics, hiding ulterior motives, and smokescreens discourages people from authentically engaging and delivering their best work. We will not accept and vocally call these practices out when we see them.
  • Wear The Customer’s Shoes by listening to, empathizing with, and understanding our customers. We magnify the value of our platforms when we connect our customers with the solutions they need to innovate and ship value quickly and safely. We can only understand what to build by keeping our customer in mind.
  • Write It Down by communicating your thoughts in written form. In our distributed digital world, composing your thoughts in a well-scoped, well-structured document is one of the most effective ways to share your ideas, your thoughts, and your visions for how we build our solutions. We write down our decisions for others to illustrate and capture the "why" behind our choices.
  • Draw The Owl when you bring new, novel ways of thinking about the challenges before us. The work we have to do is vast, and the scale at which we operate pushes new boundaries daily. Often there is no playbook, there is no set of proven practices. We will use our engineering creativity to deliver value while we define the rules for how to operate at a massive scale.

Why?

Twilio is comprised of 150+ empowered autonomous engineering teams that are mini-startups each responsible for a piece of the larger Twilio puzzle. We serve the many teams that build a wide array of application shapes, sizes, and flavors for Twilio. Orchestration provides compute services that are a part of each and every Twilio request, API call, data access, and customer interaction. Containerization and Kubernetes are key to our vision to build a more resilient, flexible, and responsive engineering platform.

Twilio believes in the power of Platforms to create leverage and empower developers. Our internal platforms enable our own small teams of developers to accelerate their delivery by enabling them to focus on making world-class services that delight our customers.

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 have a cultural foundation built on diversity, inclusion, and innovation and we want you and your ideas to thrive at Twilio.

Where?

This position is located wherever you are in Colombia. A few times a year, you may visit the Twilio office in Bogota, Colombia to meet with your team members in person. There, you'll be able to enjoy our in-office perks while you meld with your team.

Around the world, Twilio offers benefits and perks to support the physical, financial, and emotional well being of you and your loved ones. No matter where you are based, you will experience a company that believes in small teams for maximum impact; seeks well-rounded talent to ensure a full perspective on our customers’ experience, understands that this is a marathon, not a sprint; that continuously and purposefully builds an inclusive culture that empowers everyone to do their best work and be the best version of themselves.

About Us

Millions of developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications to improve any human experience. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, video and email by virtualizing the world’s communications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet robust enough to power the world’s most demanding applications. By making communications a part of every software developer’s toolkit, Twilio is enabling innovators across every industry — from emerging leaders to the world’s largest organizations — to reinvent how companies engage with their customers.

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