Senior Software Engineer

TwilioRemote; United StatesFull-time$140k - $194kDec 7, 2023
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See yourself at Twilio

Join the team as our next Senior Software Engineer, Special Projects Group 

Who we are & why we’re hiring

Twilio powers real-time business communications and data solutions that help companies and developers worldwide build better applications and customer experiences.

Although we're headquartered in San Francisco, we have presence throughout South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. We're on a journey to becoming a global company that actively opposes racism and all forms of oppression and bias. At Twilio, we support diversity, equity & inclusion wherever we do business.

About the job

This position is needed to help launch a new LLM powered application from prototype to production.

This new product will leverage the power of Twilio CustomerAI to create a new developer platform that allows builders to rapidly build personalized interactions for all customers.

As a founding member of this team, the challenges will be great and the path will not always be clear.  We are seeking a staff software engineer to help ensure we are making the right trade offs on our path to product market fit while laying a strong foundation for our future success.  The right candidate is always willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done and is excited to dive into any challenge we throw their way.


In this role, you’ll:

  • Develop new functionality for a young product seeking adoption
  • Develop systems to communicate with 3rd party APIs in a trusted and scalable manner.
  • Collect information from 3rd party sources and expose that information directly to internal LLM systems.
  • Create methods for interfacing with and monitoring the performance of non-deterministic, LLM powered applications.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts, fellow developers, and internal stakeholders to turn business goals into achievable technical roadmaps


Not all applicants will have skills that match a job description exactly. Twilio values diverse experiences in other industries, and we encourage everyone who meets the required qualifications to apply. While having “desired” qualifications make for a strong candidate, we encourage applicants with alternative experiences to also apply. If your career is just starting or hasn't followed a traditional path, don't let that stop you from considering Twilio. We are always looking for people who will bring something new to the table!


  • Strong customer focus, taking the time to really understand their needs and ensure we are solving their problems.
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and quickly become an expert in those technologies 
  • Experience moving quickly in a fast paced, startup environment.
  • 4+ years of experience writing production-grade code in a modern programming language
  • Experience with networking, infrastructure, and Kubernetes 
  • Solid programming skills in a modern language (ex: Go) and modern protocol stacks (ex: gRPC, Websockets, Thrift)
  • Demonstrated commitment to seeking diverse viewpoints and acting with intention to create an inclusive team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Your knowledge is only as good as your ability to share it!  


  • Experience working with LLMs handling production workloads
  • Experience managing AWS infrastructure
  • Experience with relational and vector databases


This role will be remote and located in the USA.

Approximately <5% travel is anticipated. 

What We Offer

There are many benefits to working at Twilio, including, in addition to competitive pay, things like generous time-off, ample parental and wellness leave, healthcare, a retirement savings program, and much more. Offerings vary by location.

Twilio thinks big. Do you?

We like to solve problems, take initiative, pitch in when needed, and are always up for trying new things. That's why we seek out colleagues who embody our values — something we call Twilio Magic. Additionally, we empower employees to build positive change in their communities by supporting their volunteering and donation efforts.

So, if you're ready to unleash your full potential, do your best work, and be the best version of yourself, apply now!

If this role isn't what you're looking for, please consider other open positions.

The estimated pay ranges for this role are as follows:

  • Based in Colorado: $132.320 - $165,400
  • Based in New York, Washington State or California (outside the San Francisco Bay Area): $140,080 - $175,100
  • Based in the San Francisco Bay area, California: $155,600 - $194,500
  • This role may be eligible to participate in Twilio’s equity plan. All roles are eligible for the following benefits: health care insurance, 401(k) retirement account, paid sick time, paid personal time off, paid parental leave.

The successful candidate’s starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location within the state. 

Twilio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Twilio is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Additionally, Twilio participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

Twilio is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at [email protected].


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