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Staff Software Engineer, Special Projects Group

Remote - US

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Join the team as our next Staff 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 globally anti-racist, anti-oppressive, anti-bias company that actively opposes racism and all forms of oppression and bias. At Twilio, we support diversity, equity & inclusion wherever we do business. We employ thousands of Twilions worldwide, and we're looking for more builders, creators, and visionaries to help fuel our growth momentum.

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:

  • Design clean interfaces between platform services and applications
  • Develop fault tolerant 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
  • Drive operational excellence, maintaining robust uptime and enabling continuous delivery
  • Mentor engineers on the team, leading projects, sharing domain knowledge, and positively influencing their careers


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.
  • 5+ years of experience writing production-grade code in a modern programming language
  • Experience with networking, infrastructure, and Kubernetes
  • Ability to balance long-term objectives with urgent short-term needs, helping your engineering partners make good decisions.
  • 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!
  • Schedule: Ability to work non-standard, on-call rotation weekend and holiday hours, shared evenly with all engineers on the team. We believe that we are responsible for the code we write and how it runs in production


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


This role will be remote, and based in the USA.

No mandatory 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 callTwilio Magic. Additionally, we empower employees to buildpositive 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.

*Please note this role is open to candidates outside of Colorado, California, New York, and Washington. The information below is provided for candidates hired in those locations only.

The estimated pay ranges for this role are as follows:

  • Based in Colorado: $160,080.00 - $200,100.00.
  • Based in New York, Washington State or California (outside the San Francisco Bay Area): $169,520.00- $211,900.00
  • 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 accommodation@twilio.com.


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