Software Engineer

The VOD (video on demand) team builds features and products that transform the magic of Twitch live broadcasts into an enduring, unique viewing experience for all fans. The team builds tools that enables creators to create, edit, feature, share and organize their content while engaging with fans no matter what time of day or night. Our team is on the cutting edge of video-editing-in-the-cloud and solving discovery with millions of hours of content.

We are looking for a back-end engineer, with experience building and owning services, to join the VOD engineering team at Twitch. The right person will have a passion for building large-scale, high-performance, distributed systems, and creating products and iterating quickly to delight creators.

Responsibilities

  • Work with product managers and front-end engineers to define services supporting new experiences
  • Create, test, and document services that enable cloud video editing and video discovery
  • Scale and improve existing APIs and services used to power the Twitch VOD platform

Requirements

  • Proficient coder with 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following: Go, Python, Ruby, C, C++, Java, Scala
  • Experience working in a service-oriented or microservice architecture
  • Experience working with AWS or similar cloud platform services
  • Strong foundation of data structures and algorithms
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Bonus Points

  • Start-up experience
  • Have built distributed systems
  • Familiarity with video formats, codecs, and packaging

Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages, etc.)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
  • Free Snacks & Beverages

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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