Software Engineer - Identity

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What Twitch is looking for in applicants

About Us:

Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. We bring the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming to world-class esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, where we bring our community together to celebrate and grow their personal interests and passions. We're always live at Twitch.

About the Role:

The Identity team develops and operates multiple services that allows users to connect securely and manage their identities on Twitch. Our authentication and authorization flows follow the OAuth and OIDC standards to provide Twitch users with the most frictionless possible experience.

As a software engineer on the Identity team, you will help develop, maintain and innovate around our login and signup experience while working with our Browser clients team, our mobile team and our security team to deliver great experience and content to our streamers and viewers communities. Using Go and Python, you will build tools which are reliable and scale. You will shape the work of your peers, and report to the Engineering Manager for Identity.

We are open to you working from San Francisco, CA; Irvine, CA; Seattle, WA or Toronto, ON.

You Will:

  • Work effectively with our internal engineering teams to create log-in and signup client experiences
  • Develop an expertise with OAuth and OIDC standards, including Captcha and challenges
  • Become familiar with the existing Twitch stack written in modern Go and develop expertise on AWS technology stack
  • Contribute to architectural, design, and process discussions involving the technological choices involved in building Twitch's browser-based clients
  • You will identify and uphold a high bar for our engineering best practices
  • Work with a wide spectrum of stakeholders including data analytics, privacy, legal and product infrastructure to define best practices and solutions

You Have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years experience working on large-scale Python, Go or java applications
  • Experience working on a product-focused engineering team
  • Experience working with distributed, highly available systems

Bonus Points:

  • You've worked with Amazon Web Services.
  • A foundational understanding of OAuth, OpenID Connect


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k), Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution and Discounts for Wellness Related Activities and Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
  • Free Snacks and Beverages 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Twitch. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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