Data Engineer

Data Engineer

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See yourself at Twilio

Join the team as Twilio's next Data Engineer on our Data & Analytics Platform

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

We are looking for a talented and experienced Data Engineer to join our Data & Analytics team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in designing, building, and optimizing our platform to support a wide range of data-driven initiatives. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements, architect scalable solutions, and implement data pipelines and infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a passion for leveraging data to drive business impact, strong technical skills, and experience with modern data technologies.


In this role, you’ll:

  • Design, build, and maintain scalable data pipelines and infrastructure to support data ingestion, processing, and analysis.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, analysts, and product teams to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Architect and implement data solutions using modern data technologies such as Kafka, Spark, Hive, Hudi, Presto, Airflow, and cloud-based data services like AWS Lakeformation, Glue and Athena. 
  • Optimize data pipelines for performance, reliability, and cost-efficiency.
  • Ensure data quality, integrity, and security throughout the data lifecycle.
  • Stay current with emerging technologies and best practices in data engineering and analytics.
  • Mentor early in career engineers and contribute to a culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • Comfortable working in fast paced environment, self starter and self organizing
  • Participate in on-call rotation
  • Ability to think strategically, analyze and interpret market and consumer information


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!


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in data engineering, software development, or a related field.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, or Scala.
  • Strong experience with big data technologies such as Spark, Kafka, Hive, and distributed computing frameworks.
  • Expert in Database fundamentals, SQL and distributed computing
  • Experience with AWS technologies at scale
  • Solid understanding of data modeling, data warehousing, and ETL processes.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.


  • Bias to action, ability to iterate and ship rapidly 
  • Passion to build data products, prior projects in this area


This role will be remote, and based in the United States. This role will be remote but is not eligible to be hired in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, San Jose, CA, or the surrounding areas.


We prioritize connection and opportunities to build relationships with our customers and each other. For this role, you may be required to travel occasionally to participate in project or team in-person meetings.

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.

*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: $123,520.00 - $154,400.00 

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

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