Software Development Engineer I - Payments

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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. 

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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 to 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, architectural guidance to design and implement the next generation of Payments offerings and International expansion. You will be a key driver of the team's technical and operational excellence and provide mentorship across multiple teams while working closely with other cross-functional teams.

You Will:

  • Work with leads and other engineers to design, develop commerce/payments platform and services
  • Customer-focused to contribute towards timely project deliveries with exceptional quality
  • Collaborate with other cross-functional teams to clarify product requirements
  • Improve engineering processes and tools to improve efficiency and productivity
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Mentor and cultivate junior engineers

You Have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Computer Science OR minimum 1+ years of professional experience in software development 
  • Strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, data modeling and schema design
  • 1-2 years (max) of professional software development experience (internships do qualify as professional experience) 
  • Proficient experience level in one or more of the following languages: Python, Go, Java, C++, React, Typescript OR equivalent object oriented programming languages
  • Familiarity with AWS, Google Cloud, OR Azure ecosystem

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 


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. 

Twitch values your privacy. Please consult our Candidate Privacy Notice, for information about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information of our candidates.

Job ID: TW7244

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