Data Science Engineer - Email Intelligence

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Full Time
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Because you belong at Twilio

The Who, What, Why and Where

Twilio is growing rapidly and seeking a Data Scientist to be a key member of the Email Platform Intelligence Engineering team in Vancouver, Canada. You will be part of a team responsible for solutions that deliver important intelligence from a number of critical systems, ensuring that Twilio is the leader in trusted communications. We are looking for a Data Science Engineer with experience in building hypothesis and design experiments over extremely large datasets.  Email domain knowledge is a plus.  You will collaborate with your team members and cross functionally with other teams across time zones  to develop and integrate high scale models that range from improving sender deliverability to helping us provide customer facing features.  You will work with Product, Architecture, and Engineering peers to execute on the roadmap.  A successful candidate will be a self-starter, team player, and be comfortable with rapid change and uncertainty.


Twilio is looking for a Data Science Engineer who lives the Twilio Magic. You should also have:

  • BS, Masters or PhD degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or another quantitative field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong background in statistics (design of experiments, estimation theory, hypothesis testing, time series analysis, Bayesian inference)
  • Validated experience in data mining and visualization
  • Proficiency in machine learning
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with Python, Jupyter, Numpy, Scipy, Pandas, Julia, R, and Octave is preferred but not required 
  • Bonus: Familiarity with distributed systems (e.g. Spark), streaming data platforms (e.g. Kafka) 
  • Success at participating in cross-functional teams; naturally collaborative 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills enabling you to articulate complex, technical material to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Strong belief in automation over toil


As a Data Science Engineer, you will live the Twilio Magic values:

  • DRAW THE OWL: Ability to apply sophisticated math techniques in novel ways to measure results
  • BE AN OWNER: Ability to ideate/pursue your own exploration and state hypothesis based on proactively defining experiments vs waiting for requirements to be given
  • NO SHENANIGANS: Ensure customer trust and service reliability remain at the forefront of our priorities 
  • WRITE IT DOWN & RUTHLESSLY PRIORITIZE: Ability to articulate a business case.  Ability to decide and explain highest value experiments
  • BE INCLUSIVE: Collaborate and brainstorm product ideas with product managers, other data scientists and engineers
  • BE BOLD: Help us take one of the world’s most extensive communication data sets and transform it into cutting-edge AI applications and products that solve meaningful customer problems
  • WEAR THE CUSTOMER’S SHOES: Your team will ship great platform features that delight your customers. You will get to know your customers and walk in their shoes. How will you listen to your customers’ challenges, see opportunities, craft solutions, and deliver the right value at the right time?


The Email Platform sends over 3 Billion emails on behalf of our customers per day. We generate and process more than 15 Billion analytical records per day. Our customers rely on us for insights and actions to maintain the health of their email programs and crucial communications to their customers. The Email Intelligence Platform team will be integral to this mission.

Twilio is a company that is empowering the world’s developers with modern communication in order to build better applications. Twilio is truly unique; we are a company committed to your growth, your learning, your development, and your entire employee experience. We only win when our employees succeed, and we're dedicated to helping you develop your strengths. We have a cultural foundation built on diversity, inclusion, and innovation, and we want you and your ideas to thrive at Twilio.


This position will be located in Vancouver, BC.  You will be partnering closely with our Delivery Operations team and Email Platform leadership located in Denver, Colorado and Southern California. You will experience is a company that believes in small teams for maximum impact; seeks well-rounded talent to ensure a full perspective on our customers’ experience, understands that this is a marathon, not a sprint; that continuously and purposefully builds an inclusive culture where everyone is able to do and be the best version of themselves.

Millions of developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications to improve any human experience. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, video and email by virtualizing the world’s communications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet robust enough to power the world’s most demanding applications. By making communications a part of every software developer’s toolkit, Twilio is enabling innovators across every industry — from emerging leaders to the world’s largest organizations — to reinvent how companies engage with their customers.


Job tags: AI Data Mining Distributed Systems Engineering Kafka Machine Learning NumPy Octave Pandas Python R SciPy Spark
Job region(s): North America
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