Developer Advocate

Twitch strongly values its deep relationships with developers and the Developer Relations team ensures that this community gets that commitment from Twitch. We are committed to demonstrating our focus on building innovative tools for third party developers, and actively engaging them to ensure that they understand our offerings and their feedback is incorporated into our product designs. We see Twitch becoming a core part of both game and interactive experiences and we are looking for someone to share that passion with the world.

As a Developer Advocate, you will be responsible for speaking on behalf of Twitch to this large and diverse community. This includes public presentations, blog posts, social media interactions, and even live streams! You will also be taking feedback from the community and ensuring that the needs of the developers are being considered in our product roadmaps and that immediate concerns are addressed by the internal Twitch engineering team. Your work will help us strengthen both the businesses and the number of developers that deeply integrate Twitch technologies into their products.  A successful candidate will have strong technical ability, excellent communication skills, great charisma and gravitas that shows to other developers, along with great project management skills.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and enhance the success of Twitch with Game Developers and Ecosystem Developers and find innovative ways to create additional momentum.
  • Champion our developer products, both in person and online, by presenting at conferences, writing blogs, helping to make videos and similar activities.
  • Work with the developer community to guide them on best practices for using the Twitch developer platform and provide feedback to business and development teams to help shape tools, processes, and systems in place for developers.
  • Act as an internal advocate for third party developers, reporting and acting on observed areas for improvement.
  • Actively seek solutions and influence product roadmaps around delivering developer needs, communicating trends to leadership and suggesting innovative solutions on behalf of the developer community to enhance their experience.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience developing with web-based platforms and technologies.
  • Relevant experience working with third party developers or partners
  • Presenting and speaking experience at conferences
  • Blogging and writing technical articles to an existing and active follower base
  • Success in creating developer-facing features and products--APIs, SDKs, documentation, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to both executives and non-technical leaders
  • Comfort working with with a broad range of tools 

Bonus Points

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • Experience working in the video game industry
  • Outstanding success as a game producer, tech evangelist, community manager, product manager, or CTO
  • Open Source project leadership on a large project

Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, with more than 100 million visitors per month. We connect gamers from around the world by allowing them to broadcast, watch, and chat with each other. Twitch’s live and on-demand video platform forms the backbone of a distribution network for video game broadcasters including pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in gaming culture, turning gameplay into an immersive video experience. Learn more at: http://twitch.tv

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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