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Director of Engineering, Creator Formats

12 days ago by Twitch

  San Francisco (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Engineering

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About the Position

Twitch is seeking a Director of Engineering to lead the Creator Formats Content and Formats engineering team which is in charge of our video-on-demand (VOD) product portfolio as well as efforts to bring premium and non-gaming formats content to Twitch.

You will play a leading role in defining the vision for our products and building a world-class engineering organization to execute to that vision. You will work closely with the individual contributors and managers on your teams, as well as cross-team with engineering, product, business leads, and both Twitch and Amazon senior leadership to deliver high visible results. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated ability to build and manage large teams, to develop leaders, and have delivered at scale.

Responsibilities

  • Build and lead an effective engineering team that delivers excellent results through rapid iterations
  • Provide thought leadership and establish a technical vision for the team
  • Establish metrics and measurement for all work / processes, set goals for the next stages of the work and justify both current and future resources and directions with executive management
  • Foster culture of continuous engineering improvement through
  • mentoring, feedback, and measurement of efficiency and outcomes.
  • Hire, develop and retain a team of managers, engineers and technical program managers to support your efforts

Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Strong technical credentials, with at least 10 years experience managing software development teams, ideally with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
  • Hands on experience managing and developing engineering managers
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams to deliver high quality technology products/services in a very high growth environment where priorities shift rapidly
  • Ability to prioritize well, communicate clearly and understands how to drive a high level of focus and excellence with a strong, talented, opinionated team
  • Sound judgment, proven ability to influence others, and strong analytical skills
  • Proven experience in delivering software projects using Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Experience managing and leading multiple engineering teams for an organization
  • Experience developing long-term strategies and influencing leadership decisions
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Must be technically experienced, knowledgeable and credible to help teams make the right design, architecture, and technology choices

Bonus Points

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Business
  • Demonstrated experience delivering products, managing budgets and justifying resource needs to senior leaders and finance partners
  • Background in the premium content, video products, community-based products

Perks

  • 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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