Software Engineer - Kubernetes Cluster Lifecycle Team

Posted Aug 4

This position is needed to develop our software and infrastructure deployment systems to scale with Twilio’s growth. These continuous delivery systems are essential to developer efficiency and incident reduction. If you are deeply passionate about enabling Twilio engineers, and solving sophisticated infrastructure problems with software, you are a great fit for our team.


In this role, you’ll:

  • Design software driven infrastructure systems that are used by Twilio application developers and influence the direction of technology at Twilio
  • Design, develop, and maintain state of the art software for managing Kubernetes infrastructure at scale
  • Educate and advocate for new technologies in the Twilio engineering organization
  • Create, maintain and operate mission critical systems that host key applications


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 Kubernetes and/or containers. Understanding of the core components of Kubernetes, how it works and how to run and deploy it.
  • Experience with tooling surrounding the Kubernetes ecosystem including the various controllers, operators and package managers that are available. CRDs, Operator patterns, Aggregated APIs, RBAC
  • Experience and proficiency in writing sustainable Go. Other software experience relevant but not required: Java, Python, Rust, etc
  • Experience designing, developing, and maintaining reliable and resilient production systems at scale.
  • Experience with AWS and its different products including EKS, EC2, SSM, etc
  • Written communication skills including how to document and diagram design requirements.


  • Experience running Kubernetes at scale or in an environment with many application teams and services. SRE and systems operational experience.
  • Experience with ClusterAPI and the ecosystem surrounding it.
  • Experience with low level container technologies like containerd, container first operating systems, and CNI
  • Linux internal, distributed systems and OS experience.


This role will be Remote -US.

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.

So, if you're ready to unleash your full potential, do your best work, and be the best version of yourself, apply now!

Please note this role is open to candidates outside of Colorado as well. The information below is provided for those hired in Colorado only.

If you are a Colorado applicant:

  • The estimated pay range for this role, based in Colorado, is 132,000 to 165,000
  • Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Twilio's equity plan.

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 is also eligible to participate in Twilio’s equity plan and for the following benefits: health care insurance, 401(k) retirement account, paid sick time, paid personal time off, paid parental leave.

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Remote Mix: 100% Remote

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: USA Only

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