Systems Engineering Manager

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About Us

Twitch is the world’s biggest live streaming service, with global communities built around gaming, entertainment, music, sports, cooking, and more. It’s where millions of people come together to chat, interact, and make their own entertainment. 

We’re about community, inside and out. You’ll find coworkers who are eager to team up, collaborate, and smash (or elegantly solve) problems together. We’re on a quest to empower live communities, so if this sounds good to you, see what we’re up to on LinkedIn and Twitter, get interviewing tips on Instagram, and discover projects we’re solving on our Blog.

About the Role

We are looking for an engineering manager who embodies customer obsession and technical leadership to lead and grow a team of engineers responsible for running the infrastructure and automation behind some of our key internal services at Twitch. Reporting to our Director of Corporate Engineering, you'll run a motivated team automating our corporate infrastructure using infrastructure-as-code and configuration management tooling, providing architectural guidance on key initiatives as well as coaching and developing your team.

This position is remote-friendly with a preference for the Pacific timezone, as the team is located predominantly in San Francisco, CA.

You Will:

  • Maintain a positive team culture that promotes learning and collaboration
  • Progress the careers of engineers across all levels, from senior engineers to interns/apprentices
  • Provide high-level technical direction to the team to sustain engineering and operational excellence
  • Review and contribute to architecture innovation, strategic planning, and experimental research
  • Collaborate with our partner teams from across the company on numerous discrete simultaneous projects

You Have:

  • 4+ years of work experience as building and configuring infrastructure in AWS or another major cloud platform using infrastructure-as-code tooling (Terraform, CloudFormation, CDK)
  • 2+ years as an engineering manager, including hiring and developing engineering talent
  • Experience working in a remote-friendly team
  • User empathy and an ability to understand and prioritize user needs
  • A passion for delivering high-quality work, and experience successfully balancing resiliency and agility in an infrastructure environment

Bonus Points

  • Experience running Agile teams as a scrum master
  • Automation experience using configuration management tools such as Ansible or Chef


  • 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) 

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. 

Pursuant to the Los Angeles 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 $176,310 - $215,270 yr and in New York City is $193,680 - $236,720 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: TW7155

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