Software Engineer - API Platform

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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 everyone together to celebrate and grow their personal interests and passions. We're always live at Twitch.

About the Role:

The API Platform team builds high-traffic, internet-facing services that power Twitch websites, mobile clients and our large third-party developer community. Our GraphQL edge service is one of the biggest in the industry based on performance, throughput, and sheer number of downstream services it uses. We work closely with our product teams to design our GraphQL schema that powers the latest Twitch features, while providing a low-latency and responsive user experience. We also manage all our infrastructure on AWS.

We're looking for people with a strong interest in building and architecting scalable, low latency and fault tolerant APIs . As a software engineer on the API platform team, you will help develop, maintain and innovate around our first party GraphQL APIs while working with multiple product teams to deliver great experience and content to our streamers and viewers communities. You'll shape the work of your peers, and be an integral part of our engineering team, reporting to our Engineering Manager for API Development.

You Will:

  • Work effectively with the product team and developer community to build and release new features to empower Twitch.
  • Work on a high throughput, low latency edge service
  • Become familiar with the existing GraphQL API and AWS technology stack
  • Contribute to architectural, design, and process discussions involving the technological choices involved in building Twitch's GraphQL API.
  • You'll identify and uphold engineering best practices.

You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience building distributed, low-latency, high availability applications.
  • A degree in Computer Science, a related Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Have experience developing with static-typed languages. We work mostly in Go, and while experience as a Go developer isn't required (you can learn it pretty quickly), we do believe being good at types is an important qualification.
  • Enjoy building intuitive APIs for developers
  • Write high-quality code that's easy to read and understand
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment

Bonus Points:

  • You've worked with Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience managing a large public-facing API
  • Experience working with distributed, highly available system


  • 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)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
  • Free Snacks & 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, or other legally protected status.


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