MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twilio, the software and cloud-based communications platform, today announced the opening of its new South Bay office, expanding the company's Bay Area reach beyond San Francisco and into the heart of Silicon Valley. The new office, focused on research and development, is located in Mountain View and will be opening its doors for business on February 3, 2014. In addition to San Francisco and Mountain View, Twilio maintains offices in New York and London, and has its developer evangelism team in cities throughout the United States and in Europe. To see Twilio's current open positions, please visit https://www.twilio.com/jobs.
Twilio Vice President of Engineering, Ott Kaukver will oversee the R&D team based out of the new Mountain View office.
"Having a South Bay presence will be a great boost to our talent search," said Kaukver. "The new Mountain View office will greatly expand the available talent pool from which we draw."
"We are thrilled to welcome Twilio to the Mountain View community," said Mayor of Mountain View, Chris Clark. "I know that Twilio will leverage our innovative talent and resources for the future of business communications."
"R&D is in our DNA," said Jeff Lawson, CEO and co-founder of Twilio. "When we founded Twilio, we knew there was no instruction manual, and we needed to create the product for a market that we knew existed, but so far hadn't been addressed. A presence in the South Bay will let us tap into the deep talent pool of the Valley and continue our tradition of empowering our customers with access to the latest, most forward-thinking communications technology available. We can't wait to see what they'll build next."
Reporting directly to Kaukver, Tech Lead Tyler Wells will helm the Mountain View office. Kaukver, Wells and Twilio's internal recruiting team will be responsible for staffing the Mountain View office, which can accommodate 60 people.
Twilio (www.twilio.com), the communications API platform, is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications. Twilio provides a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud, allowing web developers to integrate voice and messaging communications into their web, mobile and traditional phone applications. The company is privately held and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.