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Sr. Software Engineer - Data API

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About Us:

  • Twilio is a simple, pay-as-you-go web service that empowers developers to build voice and SMS applications.
  • Over 100,000 developers use Twilio - including start ups, Fortune 100 companies, and both major political parties.
  • We are funded by top tier investors, have a great team and revenues are growing FAST.
  • Twilio is disrupting the $1.3 trillion telecom market. Come help us ruffle the suits - we’re just getting started.

About the Job:

  • We're seeking a Senior Engineer to join Twilio's User Data team and help build the best telecommunications API on the planet.
  • This is a senior role focused on transforming large user-driven datasets in our distributed environment into public APIs for developers.
  • Successful candidates will be strong developers with deep experience in micro-transactions, data mining, complex SQL, and a passion for API design & REST.


  • Own the post-flight storage system that computes large and computationally heavy tasks on Twilio's user generated data.
  • Work directly with product management to define, architect, and build new internal and external facing APIs.
  • Tackle some of the most challenging problems in distributed computing, HTTP, data persistence, and more.
  • Write quality, maintainable code in Python with extensive test coverage in a fast-paced professional software engineering environment. ​


  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years in industry as a developer working with mission critical systems, preferably in Python.
  • Strong background in HTTP, networking, and security.
  • Experience with traditional RDBMS databases, such as MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, etc.
  • Deductive reasoning and problem solving skills.
  • Hands on. Passionate. Persistent. Creative.

Bonus Points:

  • You know what it means to be a defensive programmer.
  • You have opinions about bankers rounding below the penny.
  • You have scaled MySQL for writes.
  • You know when to use EMR.
  • You have used test-and-set in Redis before.

Perks Include:

  • Full benefits, including medical, dental and vision
  • An Amazon Kindle, $30/month to spend on books and a Twilio track jacket after demoing your first Twilio app in front of the company!
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Catered lunches and a weekly team dinner featuring invited technology and entrepreneurial speakers
  • Excellent gear (“We ❤ Apple computers and big monitors — two if you need ’em”);
  • A strong belief in life/work balance

How to apply:

Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Here’s some stuff you can include in your cover letter to move your resume to the top of the pile:

  • Include a link to an app you built using Twilio.
  • Discuss why you are passionate about building engineering teams and culture.

Apply Here

Sr. Software Engineer - Data API at Twilio




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San Francisco, CA, US




Oct 05, 2012