Software Engineer - API Infrastructure

Twitch is changing the way we discover, play, watch and interact with video games. As the API team, we are always looking to improve the ways external developers interact with our platform, while also making sure our current APIs get the appropriate support and attention. Our aim is to provide Twitch's feature set anywhere, in a stable and secure way. 

The API team serves thousands of game developers and businesses, and touches millions of users on a daily basis. We act as the API expert group for Twitch, working with product engineering teams to ensure consistent and performant APIs that follow best practices. We also design the tools, libraries and frameworks to automate and accelerate onboarding onto our platform. 

We are looking for a software engineer, with strong architectural as well as debugging skills, that cares about scalability, availability and quality to build the next generation of our edge: a world-class Twitch API.


  • Designing, building and maintaining scalable and reliable API frameworks and libraries
  • Driving code quality and consistency in our API Gateway
  • Contributing to the API design for all upcoming Twitch features
  • Designing and implementing the future of the Twitch API edge platform
  • Writing tooling and code generation to make your own and other people's job easier
  • Interacting with both the community and internal business units
  • Contributing to a culture of accountability: building in the right way and measuring results
  • Mentoring junior engineers and constantly raise the bar of engineering practices across the team


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science or prior engineering experience
  • 2-5 years Industry experience as a software engineer, including work on building large-scale systems
  • Experience working in a service-oriented or microservice architecture
  • Proven high standards for code quality and operational excellence
  • Full stack-experience and a solid understanding of how to debug problems from UI down to systems. You embrace software development and devops as a single entity.
  • Superb communication skills are required. You must be able to explain things both to business and technical audiences.
  • Effective time management skills

Bonus Points

  • Experience writing Go in production ready systems
  • Deep knowledge of API design principles and best-practices, caching, resiliency, RPC, REST, and HTTP
  • You’ve built APIs or SDKs that other engineers love using
  • You’re familiar and have experimented with the latest API standards, such as GraphQL
  • Expertise in infrastructure as code, using tools such as Terraform, CloudFormation
  • Experience with common web stack components, including NGINX, Memcached, Varnish
  • Hands on experience building services using Amazon Web Services
  • Advocate for CI/CD and test automation practices
  • Hands on experience with containers and container platforms


  • 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

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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