Senior Frontend 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 the Frontend 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 programming for the Web (including an understanding of modern JS tooling and cross-browser compatibility issues) and sensibilities for design and UX.

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 design new features
  • You’ll design and specify the frontend components and architecture for these features
  • You’ll work with backend engineers to specify the APIs that will power these features
  • You’ll lead frontend engineers to define the architecture around these products and ship an MVP, balancing product and engineering tradeoffs
  • You’ll help grow the technical skills of other engineers on the team through direct mentorship, code and design reviews, and writing documentation
  • You’ll identify and uphold frontend engineering best practices
  • 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
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and related web technologies
  • 4+ years of experience building consumer-facing web applications
  • Experience with modern JavaScript libraries and tooling (ES6, Ember, React, Redux, etc.)
  • Experience designing large-scale web applications built with modern technologies
  • Experience with modern browser technologies and cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Strong sensibilities for UX and design
  • 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
  • Experience building web applications for mobile devices
  • 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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