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(Expired) Director of Engineering, Data Platform

2 months ago by Twitch

  San Francisco (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sectors: Software Engineering, Data

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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. The Data Infrastructure team develops and operates the data platform that powers data systems and decision-making. Our data pipe receives over 20 billion events a day, and we forward live data to tens of systems as well as powering decisions at all levels of Twitch. We provide tools to store, transform, move, and understand data.

As an engineering director on Data Infrastructure, you will lead a team to deliver the next generation of Twitch data technology. You will mentor engineers into amazing contributors, hire outstanding engineers and managers, and deliver new data tools. You’ll be responsible for a portion of how we work with data as a company, and drive both vision and execution of our vision in that area.


  • Set the mission, vision, and strategy for the Data Platform team
  • Encourage others to do amazing work through your leadership
  • Attract, grow, and retain excellent software engineers
  • Extend, scale, and redefine the Twitch data platform
  • Deliver high quality software quickly
  • Advocate for the team and its technology, both in person and in writing


  • 8+ years of professional software development
  • 5+ years as a technical lead or engineering manager
  • Familiar with task management tools such as Jira
  • Experience building and maintaining data pipelines
  • Experience working with a diverse set of data consumers (product managers, executives, data analysts, data scientists, etc.)

Bonus Points

  • You've made petabytes of data usable.
  • You have broadcast on Twitch and watched others stream
  • You have worked as a product or project manager
  • You have experience with data modeling and algorithms


  • 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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