Software Engineer - Users 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 Users Platform team operates one of the largest infrastructures at Twitch. Our service stores core users data for all of Twitch users and interacts with our GraphQL API, the edge of website, and hundreds of other callers at Twitch. As a software engineer on the team, you will operate, modernize and add features to our users service platform.

We partner with the privacy team, the security team and multiple other teams at Twitch to deliver a reliable and scalable platform that is essential to running Our tech stack is in Go, Python and we use AWS tooling and infrastructure to build and deploy. You will report to the Senior Engineering Manager for Users and Privacy. We are open to you sitting in San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, or New York!

You Will:

  • Operate and build a service that is unique at Twitch.
  • Operate and build a service at a scale that is unique in the streaming industry.
  • Develop an expertise with high throughput, high availability, low latency services.
  • Contribute to architectural, design, and process discussions.
  • Identify and uphold a high bar for our engineering best practices and operational excellence.
  • Work with a wide spectrum of stakeholders including data analytics, privacy, legal and product infrastructure to define optimal solutions.

You Have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of experience working on large-scale applications (Python, Go or Java).
  • Experience working with distributed, highly available systems.
  • A knack for solving problems with a fact-based or data-based approach.
  • The ability to use a scientific methodology of reasoning, not based on assumptions or prior knowledge.

Bonus Points

  • You've worked with Amazon Web Services.
  • You are deeply familiar with dockers and containers concepts.
  • You have established or helped establish strong testing practices on a sound CICD pipeline.


  • 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.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles 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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