Senior Backend Engineer - Live Video Product

Twitch has over 100 million users, and the Live Video Product team is responsible for building products that improve the experience of watching live video. We’re building a number of features to make Twitch the most compelling destination for gaming video this year. Recently, we launched Clips and our  HTML5 Video Player, and we’re just getting started.

We’re looking for engineers that love delighting people with incredible products and user experiences. On this team, you’ll work closely with our other engineering and product teams to craft a beautiful and engaging product, collect feedback, and iterate quickly. We value expertise in building applications for the Web, comfort working throughout the stack, and an understanding of product concerns.

Currently, we’re focused on driving real-time interaction between broadcasters and viewers and building a live video watching experience that is uniquely Twitch.

A Typical Week

  • You’ll brainstorm with designers and product managers to understand our video strategy and prototype new products
  • You’ll lead backend and frontend engineers to define the architecture around these products and ship an MVP, balancing product and engineering tradeoffs
  • You’ll collect data with our data scientists and plan subsequent iterations on these features with product managers
  • You’ll define engineering best practices, mentor junior engineers, and participate in code and design reviews
  • You’ll help our support team triage bugs, respond to user feedback, and fix production issues

Requirements

  • Experience leading engineering teams and setting technical direction
  • Proficient coder in one or more of the following: Go, Python, Ruby, C, C++, Java, Scala
  • 4+ years of experience building consumer-facing web applications at scale
  • Experience working in a service-oriented or microservice architecture
  • Experience operating at all levels of the stack, debugging problems from UI to backend systems
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Bonus Points

  • A degree in Computer Science or equivalent academic background
  • Hands on experience building services using Amazon Web Services
  • You know Go and have used it in production ready systems
  • Start-up experience
  • Notable contributions to open source software projects- send us a link to your contributions
  • You’ve built brilliant APIs/interfaces that other programmers love to use
  • Avid user of Twitch or passion for video games

Perks

  • Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life 
  • 401(k) savings plan with a company match
  • 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. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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