Skype’s head of Engineering, Ott Kaukver, is joining Twilio as vice president of engineering. Mr. Kaukver will be leading Twilio’s  core engineering and operations teams.

Mr. Kaukver was responsible for managing the development of Skype products and growing a global engineering team. Mr. Kaukver also established Skype’s Mobile Engineering Unit and worked with mobile providers to develop a native Skype experience on handheld platforms.

Prior to his role at Skype, Mr. Kaukver served as the general manager of Software Development at Helmes. He holds a Bachelor of International Business Administration from the Estonian Business School and an MBA from INSEAD.