Software Engineer II

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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

Creators are the backbone of Twitch, and their sustainability relies on their ability to earn a living doing what they love. As a member of the Commerce team, your main focus is to build products and features that allow creators to earn that living. You will take high ownership of your services - building and operating them.

You Will:

  • Work with product managers, technical leads, and other engineers to design, develop, launch, and operate interactive experiences
  • Build distributed applications at scale
  • Collaborate closely with both your team and related teams - promoting shared understanding of how to solve common problems and provide solutions

You Have:

  • 3+ Years experience developing software in a professional environment
  • Prior experience building consumer-facing products at scale
  • Proficient coding skills in modern languages and frameworks
  • Experience designing consumer-facing products and applications
  • Ability with algorithms, data structures, data modeling, and schema design
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Bonus Points

  • Experience with languages/frameworks we use at Twitch: Golang, Typescript/React
  • Experience building software and services using AWS technologies such as ECS, DynamoDB, Lambda, SQS, and Step Functions
  • Familiarity with Twitch, gaming, and/or streaming on Twitch


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages, etc.)

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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