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Senior Software Engineer - Backend

19 days ago by Twitch

San Francisco (California), USA

Job Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time

Sector: Software Engineering

About Twitch

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 Position

The Creator Formats team builds features and products that promote new experiences on Twitch. This includes transforming live broadcasts into archived videos, creating clips, and bring Prime Video content to Twitch.

The team builds tools that enables creators to create, edit, feature, share and organize their content while engaging with fans no matter what time of day or night. Our team is on the cutting edge of video-editing-in-the-cloud and solving discovery with millions of hours of content.

We are looking for a back-end engineer, with experience building and owning services, to join the Creator Formats engineering team at Twitch. You will have a passion for building large-scale, high-performance, distributed systems, and creating products and iterating quickly to delight creators and viewers.


  • Work with product managers and front-end engineers to define services supporting new experience
  • Create, test, and document services that enable cloud video editing and video discovery
  • Scale and improve existing APIs and services used to power the Twitch’s VOD, Clips, and Watch Parties experiences


  • Proficient coder with 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following: Go, Python, C, C++, Java, Scala
  • Experience working in a service-oriented or microservice architecture
  • Experience working with AWS or similar cloud platform services
  • Strong foundation of data structures and algorithms

Bonus Points

  • Start-up experience
  • Have built distributed systems
  • Past full-stack experience


  • 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 .)
  • 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.

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