Software Development Engineer I - Ad Tech

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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, 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 enables content creators to live-stream content to their communities across the globe. Advertising is a core part of Twitch's business model, and spans across many product areas. We take pride in our mission to help creators earn a living by entertaining and educating their viewers. You will report to a Senior Engineer Manager. On the Advertising team you'll work with a passionate, and growing team of product and engineering professionals based in the Twitch HQ at downtown SF.

Twitch is seeking versatile engineers with the curiosity, drive, and creativity to develop massively scalable services, APIs, and pipelines that support our advertising business. Together, these systems power Twitch advertising, arming creators, advertisers, and internal Twitch teams with the tools and insights they need to grow.


You Will:

  • Develop and operate new product features on native AWS infrastructure
  • Scale and improve existing APIs and services used to power the Twitch advertising platform
  • Improve engineering tools to increase team effectiveness
  • Contribute to overall team and organization technical strategy and architecture design
  • Work with teams and organizations to bring value to our creators, viewers, and advertisers

You Have:

  • 1+ years of experience developing distributed services, or high-volume data processing workflows
  • Proficient coder in one of the following: Go, Java, Python
  • Experience developing and operating high-volume low-latency distributed services, or high-volume data processing workflows
  • Bachelor's degree or above in Computer Science or related field

Bonus Points

  • Experience refining technical strategy and mentoring engineers
  • Experience or familiarity with the AWS ecosystem of services (EC2, RDS, Dynamo, Lambda, and CloudWatch)
  • Experience or familiarity with Data pipelines (Kinesis, Airflow, Redshift, or Spark)
  • Experience or familiarity with experience building GraphQL APIs
  • Experience or familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes and the container ecosystem


  • 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.

Job ID: TW6469

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