Software Engineer - Identity

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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

You will be part of the Privacy engineering squad under the Identity umbrella. We are building the first and next generation of Twitch data privacy technology, a one-stop-shop for everything and anything Privacy at Twitch. 100+ teams at Twitch depends on our products and practices to stay compliant with CCPA, GDPR and other laws and regulations in the privacy space; and to help deliver a great experience and content to our streamers and viewers communities. Using Go and Python, you will build tools which are reliable and scale. You will report to the Senior Engineering Manager for Identity and Privacy. We are open to you sitting in San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, or New York!

You Will:

  • Work effectively with Identity and others stakeholders to build high-quality internal client experiences
  • Work on a high throughput, low latency service
  • Become familiar with the existing Twitch privacy and AWS technology stack
  • Assemble, hygiene, analyze and make sense of large, complex data sets that meet functional and non-functional requirements across engineering, product development, privacy and legal.
  • Create, build, maintain, optimize the data infrastructure and the data pipeline at Twitch, interacting with a large variety of tools and data sources using SQL, NoSQL, and AWS Glue or AWS StepFunctions.
  • Contribute to architectural, design, and process discussions involving the technological choices involved in building Twitch's browser-based clients
  • You will identify and uphold a high bar for our engineering best practices

You Have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years experience working on large-scale Python, Go or java applications
  • Experience working on a product-focused engineering team
  • Experience working with distributed, highly available systems

Bonus Points

  • You've worked with Amazon Web Services
  • A foundational understanding of CCPA and GDPR


  • 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 ChanceOrdinance, we will considerfor 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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