Software Development Engineer - Backend

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 Creator Platforms team builds features and products that promote new experiences for our Twitch creators. The team is expanding to keep up with the demands of our broadcasters, and we’re looking for a backend engineer with a background working with AWS services to help bring delightful new experiences into our products.

As a backend engineer on our team you will build services that power features in the Creator Dashboard, Twitch Studio and other new products that our broadcasters use every day to stream. Our job is to ensure that every broadcaster on Twitch has a great experience. You will report to our Creator Platforms Engineering Manager.

If you are passionate about helping creators on Twitch grow and succeed, this is the place for you!

You Will:

  • Work with Twitch Creator Teams and others to build high-quality Twitch products and broadcaster experiences.
  • Become familiar with the existing Twitch creator backend technology stack
  • Contribute to architectural, design, and process discussions involving the technological choices involved in building Twitch’s creator backend services
  • You’ll identify and uphold backend engineering best practices
  • Work backwards from the customer needs to create working designs
  • Work in a supportive team environment with shared code, code reviews, and disciplined quality control; quality begins with the developers on the team

You Have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • Proficient coder in one of the following: Go, Python, Ruby, C, C++, Java, and Scala
  • Experience working in a service-oriented or microservice architecture
  • Experience working with AWS or similar cloud platform services
  • A solid foundation of data structures and algorithms

Perks

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