Software Development Engineer

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What Twitch is looking for in applicants

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

Like building solutions, solving hard technical challenges, and helping video content creators earn a living doing what they love? Are you excited by the idea of making hundreds of engineers more effective? If so we may have a home for you on the Builder Products team. We're looking for an experienced backend engineer to help us ship performant, high-quality, and delightful products.

Through a lens of pure customer obsession, we create internal products and services that address important areas such as availability, latency, security and cost. As a software engineer on the team, you will build and scale systems that underpin the observability of Twitch's systems. Being part of the Platform organization, you'll work with teams across Twitch to advise, partner, and build such solutions. You will report to the Engineering Manager for Builder Products.

Are you ready to take up the challenge and positively affect all of Twitch's engineering?

You can work in San Francisco, CA; Irvine, CA; Seattle, WA; or remotely anywhere in the Pacific Time zone.

You Will:

  • Build systems and products that bring visibility and enable consistency in critical areas, such as availability, quality, and security, to every team, engineer, and product owner at Twitch.
  • Proactively identify solutions to problems before they impact our users
  • Level up our team by contributing to software architecture and design
  • Practice day-to-day ownership and customer obsession for all aspects of our products

You Have:

  • 4+ years experience as a software development engineer
  • Ability to write quality software in one or more of the following languages: Go, Java, Python
  • Experience designing, building, testing, and supporting backend services

Bonus Points

  • Know Go and have used it in production ready systems
  • Knowledge of AWS services
  • Made quantifiable impact on your team's operational excellence


  • 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 Washington is $143,700 - $194,400 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.

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: TW7246

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