Software Development Engineer II - Payments

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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

Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment. The services we create for our users have deep, lasting effects on their lives. For many of our creators, streaming on Twitch is a career, and our payment systems are central to making this possible. We're operating at a massive scale and you'll help millions of creators earn a living doing what they love.

As a Software developer, you will report to the Engineering Manager and build solutions that affect millions of users and broadcasters. You will provide technical leadership and architectural guidance to design and implement the next generation of payment and payout offerings. You will be a key driver of the team's technical and operational excellence and work closely with other cross-functional teams.

This role can be located in San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA OR any remote location located within the US. (This team mainly operates within west coast hours.) 

You Will:

  • Work with technical leads and other engineers to design and develop commerce/payments platform and services
  • Contribute to customer-focused project deliveries
  • Work with other teams to clarify product requirements
  • Improve engineering processes and tools
  • Participate in design and code reviews

You Have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Computer Science OR prior relevant professional engineering experiences
  • Strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, data modeling and schema design
  • 3+ years as an software engineer
  • Proficient experience level in one or more of the following: Java, Ruby, Go, C++, C# or any backend object oriented programming language 
  • Familiar with AWS ecosystem, Google Cloud Platform, or any other modern cloud computing platform 

Bonus Points

  • Previous experience in commerce/payments domain
  • Twitch user, broadcaster, or partner or experience in the gaming industry


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k), Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution and Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages),
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
  • Free Snacks and 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, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job ID: TW6940

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