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Staff, Data Engineer - Messaging Data Platform



Data Science
Ireland · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

See yourself at Twilio

Join the team as our next Senior Software Developer.

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

You would become part of a team responsible for building and further developing a data platform, which is the one of the most important services within Twilio, making sure the necessary data gets stored and made available for functions helping to improve Twilio core services even further. You would have the opportunity to work across several development teams in Twilio, build services at scale by using the latest and greatest technologies available. We have lots of data and we want to make sure that we as a company can use it by making our services better, so that the end customers would have a better user experience and Twilio as a company could grow.


In this role, you’ll:

  • Contribute to designing, building and configuring of Services, Platforms and Tools
  • Work with the Product Management on defining the requirements
  • Participate in the backlog grooming and estimation processes
  • Contribute to the solution design (propose, challenge) and feature ideas and betterments
  • Automate manual processes and develop tools to reduce repetitive work
  • Write unit, integration, cluster and end-to-end tests to achieve high levels of code coverage and detect defects early
  • Deploy code to the cloud; maintain operational excellence through Runbooks & Metrics
  • Break down large epics, lead grooming and work to ensure larger goals are delivered on time
  • Mentor junior engineers


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!


  • Experience with cloud services (AWS preferred, Google, Azure etc.)
  • 4-8+ years of experience with building, maintaining and scaling backend services in Java.
  • Experience with AWS DynamoDB, ElasticSearch or Kafka.
  • Prior exposure to service-oriented architectures, microservices and REST APIs.
  • Experience with designing and operating reliable, scalable systems.
  • Readiness to participate in the on-call rotation.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.
  • Strong Soft Skills: be prepared to frequently propose and discuss ideas and implementation with your teammates, as well as involving other stakeholders in Twilio - we’re one single team, no one flies solo!
  • Curious mindset - no-one knows all the answers, but you should be able to find them and grow with us.


  • Experience in development of large scale services
  • Experience in working with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate highly technical concepts in an easy and understandable way
  • On-hands experience with Big Data Processing Tools and Frameworks such as Apache Spark, PySpark, SparkSQL.


This role will be based remotely in Ireland.

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.

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].