Software Engineer - Identity - Auth

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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 everyone together to celebrate, learn, and grow their personal interests and passions. We're always live at Twitch. Stay up to date on all things Twitch on LinkedIn, Twitter and on our Blog.

About the Role

Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment. The Auth squad 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 secure experience possible.

As a software engineer on the Auth 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, Python or JavaScript, you will build tools which are reliable and scale. You'll shape the work of your peers and report to the Engineering Manger of Authentication.

This role can be located in either Seattle, WA or San Francisco, CA.

You Will:

  • Work effectively with our internal engineering teams to 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'll 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 optimal solutions

You Have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 1+ year experience working on large-scale Python, Go or java applications
  • Experience working on a product-focused engineering team

Bonus Points

  • You've worked with Amazon Web Services
  • A foundational understanding of OAuth, OpenID Connect, scopes or tokens
  • Experience working with distributed, highly available systems


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

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.

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

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