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Software Engineer - Commerce Platform



Software Engineering
Spain · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

See yourself at Twilio

Join the team as Twilio’s next Software Engineer within Commerce Platform Billing Pipeline.

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 will be part of a team of talented engineers within our Commerce Platform Billing Pipeline who build services and products that operate at a massive scale. This platform is central to Twilio’s core business and is responsible for services to process all billing events and provide financial services for the company. The team is working toward building a platform for the future that hides the complexity that comes from complex, distributed financial systems.

The successful candidate will design, build, and operate core platform services that help transition our platform to the next generation architecture. These services work for all Twilio customers, regardless of their scale and billing complexity.

This position is needed to build high-quality, innovative and fully performing software that complies with coding standards and technical design. This is to 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 technologies that include AWS cloud infrastructure and APIs, Apache Kafka, Rest APIs (OpenAPI compliance), while also building our own services.


In this role, you’ll:

  • Improve your knowledge of highly available and scalable distributed systems and use this knowledge to build new features into our platform.
  • Design, implement, and operate both new features on our current services as well as new services that will be built from scratch.
  • Leverage your excellent communication and written skills to articulate the "why" of the solution you are proposing, and have a good understanding of your team’s priorities and the customer impact.
  • Troubleshoot and fix operational issues and have the opportunity to improve the troubleshooting procedures and tools.
  • Execute full software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Develop flowcharts and documentation to identify solutions.
  • Write well-designed, testable code.
  • Document and maintain software functionality.
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing systems.


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!


As a Commerce Platform engineer, you will design and build core platform services, REST APIs and take part in transitioning our platform to next generation architecture. We run on AWS cloud infrastructure and use AWS cloud data store, messaging services SNS, SQS, Aurora RDS etc.

  • 5+ years of work experience building highly scalable products.
  • 3+ years of programming experience in Java/Microservices writing clean code.
  • 1 + years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • Expert level knowledge in Object Oriented programming with a successful track record.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at all levels - be able to dive into nuts-and-bolts of how things work as needed.
  • Experience mentoring engineers and fostering an inclusive environment, where all points of view are welcomed and encouraged.
  • Experience building scalable software including distributed systems infrastructure, business logic for APIs or tooling to help debug mission critical applications.
  • Excellent experience debugging production infrastructure and services.
  • Experience with Linux and Kubernetes.
  • Own and lead multiple domains of the platform (microservices, REST APIs) from inception to deployment and maintenance while making best in class technical decisions that impact the success of the company.
  • Good knowledge of relational databases, SQL and ORM technologies.
  • Strong experience in Cloud Solutions AWS, RDS, Kubernetes/EKS, CI/CD pipelines, Testing & Automation mindset.
  • Clear written and spoken communication skills.
  • Self drive - you take complete ownership of your tasks and champion efforts to get your tasks to completion.
  • Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.


  • On-call experience debugging mission-critical systems.
  • Good understanding of AWS infrastructure or other public cloud providers
  • Experience managing Devops infrastructure.
  • Good debugging skills on production systems.


This role will be remote and based in Spain.


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.

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.