Director of Engineering

Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment. Our site infrastructure group is making sure we can scale to keep up with our huge growth, while also building powerful and flexible abstractions to let us iterate fast on product. You will use your experience building effective organizations, and scalable processes, to help scale engineering and ensure that large projects with complex components are delivered faster with better quality. You will work closely with the individual contributors and managers on your teams, as well as cross-team with engineering, product, operations and business leadership to ensure our core products stay stable and scale indefinitely and new are products delivered faster even as we grow. The ideal candidate will have spent 5+ years as a hands-on engineer solving hard scaling problems horizontally, and then at least 3 years leading and building a team of engineers to do the same.

Responsibilities

  • Attract and retain top engineering talent
  • Train and develop management and technical leaders within your groups
  • Assist your teams in developing roadmaps for system and product growth, then identify, plan, and execute projects to support that growth
  • Represent your team to senior leadership and other groups to build a challenging vision and ensure you have the resources to deliver it
  • Define vision for excellence at Twitch for your teams, and then deliver on it

Requirements

  • Strong leadership and communication (synchronous and asynchronous) skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Hands on management experience building engineering teams and scaling organizations to deliver and maintain complex systems
  • Hands on experience managing and developing engineering managers
  • Hands on development experience scaling complex systems
  • You love to code

Bonus Points

  • Experience writing Go
  • Prior experience working in a consumer facing start-up

Perks

  • Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life 
  • Catered daily lunch and dinners (and hearty breakfasts three times a week)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Monthly in-office massages
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Weekly happy hours and opportunity to attend one gaming event or tournament
  • Top of the line technology to help you build your own workspace

About Twitch

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.

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