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Staff Software Engineer, Authy



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024

See yourself at Twilio

Join the team as our next Tech Lead / Staff Software Engineer, Authy.

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 is needed to act as a technical reference for one of our backend teams at Authy, empowering the team members to successfully deliver a market leading product and developing next generation identity verification products, keeping a high bar for quality and best engineering practices.


In this role, you’ll:

  • Experience owning the design and implementation phases of cloud-based distributed systems built to seamlessly scale to several million transactions per day, tackling some of the most sophisticated and exciting technical problems in the industry.
  • Enable millions of consumers to securely sign up and sign in every day using the services from the global brands they trust.
  • Own critically meaningful services and engineer it to work reliably in any circumstance.
  • Share your technical expertise with other specialists and lead them through an accelerated learning process.
  • Collaborate with multiple R&D and product teams, crafting together microservices and APIs that developers around the world will use to deliver new applications.
  • Share your technical expertise with other specialists and lead them through an accelerated learning process.
  • Support product operations and assist with team on-call rotations.
  • Continuously adapt to the evolving ecosystems to maximize engineering efficiency, through adopting latest technologies, maintaining CI/CD pipelines, and enhancing automated tests.


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!


  • 7+ years experience in designing, building and operating high-scale, mission critical cloud based production systems
  • 7+ years of experience with at least two programming languages such as Java, Scala, Python, Ruby or Go
  • 2+ years of experience leading teams of engineers in an agile environment.
  • Proficient in concepts such as DDD, SOLID, Cloud Native Patterns, distributed systems and architecture. Capable of understanding pitfalls and anticipating common failure modes of a microservice environment.
  • Strong communication skills: able to communicate effectively with technical and non technical stakeholders in english.
  • A healthy ability to manage and resolve conflict - you have the ability to listen, present, and question effectively.
  • Passion for new technologies and proven capability in analysis and problem-solving.
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience


  • Experience developing for other developers
  • Experience in test-driven development
  • Familiarity with 2FA authentication model
  • Experience with AWS related technologies
  • Background in the security domain


This role will be remote, and based in Colombia.

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.

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. 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.

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.