Senior Software Engineer

About the Employer

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

The Edge team builds the high-traffic, internet-facing services that power Twitch websites, mobile clients, and console applications. Our GraphQL edge service is one of the biggest in the industry based on performance, throughput, and sheer number of downstream services it powers. We work with our product teams to design our GraphQL schema that powers the latest Twitch features, while providing a low-latency and responsive user experience. You will report to the Software Engineering Manager for the API Team.

We’re looking for people with an interest in building developer-friendly APIs (in GraphQL) backed by scalable and performant services.

You Will:

  • Work with product teams to ensure our GraphQL API provides features safely, securely, and swiftly for a great Twitch user experience, Twitch frontend developer experience (calling GraphQL) and Twitch backend developer experience (all the services GraphQL calls).
  • Ensure our ever-evolving schema remains well-typed and normalized so Frontend Engineers can extend all Twitch features to our web, mobile, and entertainment platforms.
  • Help our product teams and client engineers build and release new features to empower Twitch.
  • Build new code analysis tools and monitoring systems to ensure we sustain the service’s consistently high availability and low error rates.

You Have:

  • 5+ years experience in software development
  • Enjoy building intuitive APIs for developers
  • Write high-quality code that’s easy to read and understand
  • Are a bar-raiser for quality, whether in code, infrastructure, docs, or being an excellent team member.
  • Can write performant concurrent applications that handle hundreds of thousands of requests per second on a single instance.
  • Have experience developing with static-typed languages. We work mostly in Go, and while experience as a Go developer isn’t required, we do believe being good at types is an important qualification.
  • Excel in a collaborative environment; we work with our other GraphQL squad team members, Edge team members, AWS experts, downstream service owners, frontend engineers, and other partners.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance, 401(k), Maternity & Parental Leave, Flexible PTO, Commuter Benefits, Amazon Employee Discount, Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages), 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.