Twitch

Senior Software Engineer - Data

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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

Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment. The Data Infrastructure team develops and operates the data platform that powers data systems and decision-making. Our data pipe receives over 60 billion events a day, and we forward live data to tens of systems as well as powering decisions at all levels of Twitch. We provide tools to store, transform, move, and understand data.

As a senior software engineer on Data Infrastructure, you will deliver the next generation of Twitch data technology. Using Go and Python, you will build tools which are reliable and scale. You'll review and shape the work of your peers, and participate in a high performing engineering team. You will report to the Engineering Manager for Data Platform.

This position can also be located in Irvine, CA; Seattle, WA; New York, NY; and Salt Lake City, UT.

You Will:

  • Be a strong engineering voice, advising and driving the Data Platform team's technical vision and strategy.
  • Architect, design, and develop distributed, high-throughput, and low-latency data infrastructure systems with a strong focus on availability, resilience, and durability
  • Represent Data Platform in settings where our tech stack's in-depth knowledge is needed(technical steering groups, cross-company work streams).
  • Review code to ensure it is high quality, efficient, well-tested, and documented.
  • Improve the reliability, flexibility, and scalability of our existing tools.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of software development experience, with a background in data infrastructure.
  • 2+ years experience in Go or Python.
  • 1+ years working with distributed, highly available systems.
  • Experience working with Kafka, Spark, Kinesis or Redshift

Bonus Points

  • You've made petabytes of data usable.
  • You've worked with Amazon Web Services.
  • You contribute to open source.
  • You've served in a team lead capacity in the data or data infrastructure space

Perks

  • 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 & 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, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

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