Staff, Software Engineer (L4) - SendGrid United States

Company: Twilio

Because you belong at Twilio

The Who, What, Why and Where

Twilio is growing rapidly and seeking a  Staff Software Engineer to be a part of a team of talented engineers who build and integrate services that continuously improve our ability to provide products to customers while simultaneously delivering industry leading availability. We do this by leveraging great technology like Kubernetes, Golang, AWS, Docker, and , while also building our own services or contributing to open source projects. 

Who?

Building a platform requires people from a variety of engineering backgrounds.  Twilio is looking for Software Engineer who lives the Twilio Magic and has:

  • 6+ years of software development experience with at least 1 year of Golang
  • Experience developing and delivering software using Containers/Kubernetes
  • Experience building and operating distributed systems at high scale
  • Track record of delivering systems with operational excellence; dependable, reliable, highly available 
  • Experience with Linux & Docker required
  • Understanding of AWS or other public cloud providers
  • Demonstrated progression of expertise in your field
  • A tenacity for learning - curious, and constantly pushing the boundary of what is possible
  • Highly effective collaboration skills - you work with your team towards common goals
  • A healthy ability to manage and resolve conflict - you have the ability to listen, present, and question efficiently.
  • Self drive - you take complete ownership of your tasks and champion efforts to get your tasks to completion
  • Degree in Computer Science or similar experience

Bonus:

  • Experience with Perl 
  • Experience with networking and security engineering
  • Familiarity with software development in an Agile environment

What?

As a Staff Software Engineer, you will you will live the Twilio Magic values:

  • BE INCLUSIVE, EMPOWER OTHERS: Work in a small, high-impact, diverse team.
  • DRAW THE OWL: Collaborate with the team to tackle complex problems in distributed computing
  • BE AN OWNER: Build and operate your team's services in a distributed production environment in the DevOps model; Ensure quality by writing unit, integration, and load tests.
  • DON’T SETTLE, RUTHLESSLY PRIORITIZE: Constantly look for areas of improvement in processes, system and optimize. Be an advocate for balancing tech debt and feature development
  • WEAR THE CUSTOMER’S SHOES: Your team will ship reliable features at scale that delight your customers. You will get to know your customers and walk in their shoes. How will you listen to your customers’ challenges, see opportunities, craft solutions, and deliver the right value at the right time?
  • NO SHENANIGANS: Ensure customer trust and service reliability remain at the forefront of our priorities 
  • WRITE IT DOWN: Craft clear and concise documentation
  • BE BOLD: Be creative, take your own initiative and solve some of our most challenging problems

Why?

The Twilio SendGrid Email Platform is responsible for delivering about 3 billion emails a day. As an engineer on the Email Platform team you will have hands-on impact in building and operating our high-scale email system that continues to grow at a substantial rate year-over-year. 

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 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.

Where?

This position will be located in our Irvine, CA office.  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. 

Vacancy page : https://boards.greenhouse.io/twilio/jobs/2942926