Engineering Manager - Video Distribution

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.

About the position

Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment. Our video engineering group is responsible for delivering high quality live video streams to our end users as our platform grows, while also continuing to iterate on features that add business value, improve operational efficiency, and optimize our delivery costs. 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 efficiently and with high quality. You will work closely with the individual contributors and leads on your teams, as well as cross-team with engineering, product, operations and business leadership. You will 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
  • 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
  • Provide top level architectural direction to team leads and engineers to maintain a high standard of engineering quality
  • Maintain a long term focus on operational excellence

Requirements

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

Bonus Points

  • You know Go and have used it in production ready systems.
  • Start-up experience
  • Experience with live video systems
  • Experience building and running a CDN
  • Deep understanding of network programming

Perks

  • Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life
  • 401(k) savings plan with a company match
  • Meals and snacks provided daily 
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Top of the line technology to help you build your own workspace
  • Monthly contribution and discounts for wellness related activities and programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages, etc.)

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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