Senior Software Engineer - Core User

The Core User team is responsible for providing access to user data at scale and setting strong precedence for Twitch’s services. As a senior engineer on the Core User team you’ll be establishing best practices and leading by example to help Twitch achieve high performing, fault-tolerant systems at scale. This will include both the ongoing development and the future research for our core services, all in the interest of providing the best experiences possible for our users.


  • Work on critical backend services and microservices
  • Maintain and improve existing Go codebase
  • Implement and evangelize SOA best practices
  • Iterate on and evolve the continuous build and continuous deployment process
  • Collaborate across the company to define, design and build and improve critical core services


  • Experience building services / microservices with HTTP APIs from scratch
  • Worked successfully with highly scalable and high throughput services.
  • Minimum four years of experience developing software in a language like Go, Java, Ruby, Python, C
  • Familiarity with source control systems (GIT, etc)

Bonus Points

  • Deployed code across large production infrastructures without breaking a sweat
  • Your services always recover automatically
  • Strong desire to measure all aspects of your services
  • Experience with Go or Ruby
  • Familiar with AWS
  • Familiarity with data stores like Dynamo, Postgres, Redis


  • 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

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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