Twitch

Software Engineer - Search

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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

We are focused on building a new generation of search experience for Twitch. We are helping our customers discover relevant content in a natural way. We build systems that are distributed on a large-scale and able to handle hundreds of gigabytes of data traffic. As an Engineer on the Twitch Search team you will work with a team of accomplished engineers in building and operating scalable retrieval and ranking systems using machine learning techniques to improve search relevance, and working with product management and applied science teams to design new services.

You Will:

  • Develop performant, responsive major software web services and large-scale applications
  • Embrace engineering best practices within your group and Twitch
  • Produce clean, high-quality code, tests, and well written documentation
  • Participate in code and design reviews with peers and partners
  • Contribute engineering input and feedback into product planning processes
  • Partner with fellow engineering teams to accomplish complex projects together
  • Apply the operational excellence best practices to our services
  • Report to the Engineering Manager for the search team

You Have:

  • BA/BS in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience of Software development in a general purpose programming languages: Go, C/C++, Python, Java
  • Experience developing applications or web services at scale
  • Write production quality code
  • Passion for operational excellence and process improvement

Bonus Points

  • Masters in CS or related field with 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in one or many of the following areas
  • Familiarity with AWS services
  • Search systems such as Elastic, SORL
  • In memory important value stores such as Memcache, Redis
  • Databases such as DynamoDB / MySQL
  • Build large-scale data pipelines
  • Work in small startup environments
  • Experience making contributions to open source projects

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),
  • 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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