Software Engineer - Console Apps

The Client Applications team is responsible for developing Twitch’s client applications on a wide variety of target platforms, including gaming consoles, mobile devices, smart TVs, set-top boxes, and other current and future video platforms (e.g. VR). As an Application Engineer, you will be using a variety of frameworks and languages to bring a great Twitch experience to each platform.

Responsibilities

  • Develop new features and improve our Xbox One and PS4 applications.
  • Launch our cross-platform app in Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, and smart TVs.
  • Work closely with Design and Product Management to build the best possible UX for the platform.
  • Perform code reviews, write unit tests, and contribute to improving code quality in general.
  • Collaborate with and provide feedback to backend teams responsible for the APIs and other services supporting the console applications.

Requirements

  • 1+ years of software development experience on user-facing applications.
  • 3+ years of C++ development experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and passion for delivering the best user experience.

Bonus Points

  • Experience developing apps or games on Xbox/PlayStation/Android/Apple TV/Smart TVs.
  • Experience building cross-platform applications and/or libraries.
  • Familiarity with video streaming technologies.
  • Experience with Adobe After Effects.

Perks

  • Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life
  • 401(k) savings plan with a company match
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Catered daily lunch and dinners (and hearty breakfasts three times a week)
  • Unlimited premium snacks and drinks
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Monthly in-office massages
  • Flexible time-off policy
  • Weekly happy hours and opportunity to attend one gaming event or tournament a year
  • Top of the line technology to help you build our own workspace
  • Pet friendly environment
  • An environment full of awesomely smart coworkers
  • A real and unique opportunity to make an impact on a massively popular product with huge global potential ahead

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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