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Software Engineer - Live Infrastructure

14 days ago by Twitch

San Francisco (California), USA

Job Level: Intermediate

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

Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment. As a software engineer in the Twitch live infrastructure team, you will help develop next-generation products which will improve the discovery and watch experience for hundreds of millions of Twitch viewers. We are looking for passionate engineers who are excited to solve problems at massive scale in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Our team is looking for fresh and innovative ideas to overcome a range of challenges in building highly scalable distributed systems.

At Twitch, which is part of Amazon, you’ll experience the benefits of working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment in the heart of San Francisco, while leveraging the resources of Amazon.


  • Design, build, and maintain performant, reliable web services and large scale applications
  • Embrace and champion engineering best practices within your group and Twitch
  • Produce clean, high quality code, tests, and documentation
  • Actively engage in code and design reviews with peers and partners
  • Contribute engineering input and feedback into product planning processes
  • Partner with fellow engineering teams to deliver on complex initiatives together


  • Readiness to try new things and work with a diverse group of people
  • BA/BS in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of work experience writing customer-facing software
  • Desire and ability to write production quality code at scale
  • Sound technical judgment and a bias for action
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Bonus Points

  • Experience using AWS services
  • Experience writing Go in production systems
  • Knowledge of specialized data storage techniques like search and graph DBs


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Maternity & Paternity 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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