Twitch

Senior Software Engineer - Video Platform

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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 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

The Video Ingest team, a part of the Video Platform organization, develops distributed systems and services as well as media formats and protocols that acquire live streams from the community of broadcasters, perform real-time processing (e.g. video trans-coding) on these streams, and provide a high throughput control plane for making them available for world-wide distribution at scale. We lead the worldwide expansion of Twitch using distributed systems and computer networking technologies to onboard content streams (that could originate anywhere on the planet) onto the Twitch network. Streamlined video trans-coding in our agile media processing pipeline enables a globally responsive and cost efficient system. The scalable playback edge system supports the worldwide delivery of trans-coded media segments and provides a nimble platform for content delivery and playback experimentation. Insights from these experiments are used by our machine learning system to guide product decisions.

The Video Ingest team is looking for a software developer to join our Contribution Edge development efforts. This includes control planes, data plane services and protocols supporting the termination of customer video broadcasts at the Twitch infrastructure edge and ingestion of customer content into the Twitch Video Platform for later distribution. 

We are looking for a software developer, with architectural and debugging skills, that cares about scalability, availability and quality to build the next generation of our new multi-tenant video services. Being a part of our team will mean you will focus on discovering creative solutions to scale up and reduce the cost of video data ingestion and encoding, from networking down to the hardware layer. We have a very unique opportunity to shape the future of the video industry and your goal to solve challenging problems will play a key role in its success. You will get exposure to all this, while having a fun and supportive culture at your disposal.

You Will:

  • Lead the architecture, design, and implementation of successful internet-scale systems and services to support the Twitch video infrastructure
  • Contribute with code and system design to the ecosystem of our services, frameworks and libraries 
  • Develop maintainable services and libraries using Golang and AWS platform
  • Work with other groups at Twitch and Amazon to deliver new components of the Twitch video infrastructure

You Have:

  • A Generalist who will be comfortable with a variety of programming languages including Go, Java, C/C++, various scripting languages and have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of computer science.
  • Passionate for software development and expertise in building large-scale distributed systems and services
  • Possess a B.S. degree in Computer Science, Math, or an Engineering discipline
  • Constantly improving engineering practices across the team including developing maintainable and evolvable software, meaningful testing, and operations

Bonus Points

  • Proficient in media streaming protocols and formats including RTMP and WebRTC and transport layer network protocols including UDP, TCP and QUIC
  • Experience working with AWS Services

Perks

  • 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.)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 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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