Senior Software Engineer - Living Room Video Clients

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About the Role

The Video Clients team is looking for a Senior Engineer to work on our living room clients, including the video player SDK that provides low latency playback for Twitch/IVS.

You'll experience the best of both worlds while working on a brand new AWS service at Twitch—you'll be immersed in Twitch's creator-first culture and enjoy our perks while moving fast to build a new business.

You'll work on projects like optimizing playback of video on performance constrained devices, expanding playback support on new client platforms, building tooling to accelerate the testing and development in a growingly diverse device landscape, and use metrics at scale to address important production issues. You'll report to the Engineering Lead of Living Room, and work with other team members to build a world class playback experience.

You'll report directly to the VP of Engineering, Amazon IVS,

You can work in San Francisco, CA; Irvine, CA; Seattle, WA; New York, NY; and Salt Lake City, UT.

You Will:

  • Take ownership of key components of the IVS web player SDK on living room web enabled devices
  • Leverage bleeding-edge web technologies like WebTransport and WebAssembly
  • Experiment to decide and collaborate with backend video teams like the ingest, transcode, and distribution teams to build interactive video experiences that adapt to unique living room concerns
  • Help to define and lead client automation and tooling across diverse living room environments

You Have:

  • 5+ years of professional software development or equivalent expertise
  • Expertise with modern web technologies like TypeScript, ES6, Webpack, and NPM
  • Low-level experience building JavaScript/TypeScript libraries/frameworks, or experience optimizing usage of front-end frameworks
  • Experience working on a variety of video enabled devices
  • Experience with software architecture fundamentals, such as async programming, object-oriented design, abstractions, software design, and multiple testing methodologies

Bonus Points

  • Experience working with connected TVs, consoles, and OTT devices
  • Experience working with React Native or other similar cross-platform frameworks
  • Experience working with web media APIs like Media Source Extensions, Encrypted Media Extensions, MediaCapabilities, WebCodecs
  • Experience working with web players like hls.js, Shaka Player, dash.js, video.js
  • Experience working with native players like AVPlayer, or Exoplayer
  • Familiarity with C++


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Remote Friendly
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages, etc.)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
  • Free Snacks & Beverages

 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.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

The base pay range for this position in Colorado, Connecticut and Washington is $178,020 - $217,580 yr and in New York City is $195,840 - $239,360 yr. Pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on payment and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. Applicants should apply via Twitch's internal or external careers site.

Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID or request and receive approval for a reasonable accommodation, including medical or religious accommodation.

Job ID: TW7148

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