Software Development 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

Twitch enables content creators to live-stream content to their communities across the globe. At Twitch we are committed to building the best Advertising experience for our creators, advertisers and the viewers. Our content is live, shared and engaging so our advertising should follow suit.

Bounty Board is the world’s first two-sided, scalable marketplace, and is changing the way that brands connect with broadcasters and their communities. We take pride in our mission to help creators earn a living through entertaining and educating their viewers. With Bounty Board you'll join a passionate team that is changing the way broadcasters make a living doing what they love on Twitch.

Twitch is seeking engineers with the curiosity to develop features and APIs that guide the Bounty Board and new Ad engagement programs. Through these systems, we give creators the control and data they need to get promoted and help Twitch distribute advertising. Our products range from industry standard advertising formats to creative real-time experiences special to Twitch. The ideal contributor has experience building and delivering high-quality production web services in an SOA environment. You’ll work with product managers, UX designers, data scientists and engineers of all disciplines to create a beautiful and engaging product, iterate based on customer feedback, and ship early and often, using some of the latest tech across the stack.

This is a great opportunity to have an impact on your favorite creators at one of the fastest growing tech and entertainment products in the world. You’ll grow by taking on engineering challenges involving massive scale, high availability, cross-platform implementation, and new-to-the-world solutions. Your work will be seen by thousands of content creators and millions of viewers, and underpins Twitch’s most critical new 2020 programs. Come help us build the future of Multiplayer Entertainment. Bring your learning mindset and sense of humor - we’re looking forward to meeting you.

You Will:

  • Work across both technical and business focused teams to provide value to our creators
  • Design and ship software
  • Brainstorm with designers, product managers, and engineers to develop new features
  • Obsessively care about the customer’s experience
  • Work across the stack to ship features that enhance broadcaster and brand experience

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science or prior engineering experience
  • Proficient coder in one the following: Go, Elixir, Python or similar languages
  • Professional proficiency with HTML, CSS, and experience with at least one JavaScript framework
  • Experience developing web applications and their backend APIs

Bonus Points

  • 1+ years of experience with React or Redux, or other modern web frameworks
  • Hands-on experience building systems using Amazon Web Services (EC2, DynamoDB, Lambda, CloudWatch, Kinesis)
  • 1+ years of experience building or consuming GraphQL APIs


  • 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, etc.)

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.