Software Engineer - Desktop Clients (C#)

As a Desktop Clients engineer, you will work with teammates to continuously deliver exciting new features, tune app performance, and evolve the architecture of the Twitch Desktop App.  Your work will impact millions gamers on Windows and Mac who use the Twitch Desktop App daily.  As gamers ourselves, we share their passion and work continuously to level up the experience in-app.  We value engineers with a knack for debugging complex problems, who enjoy learning and working with the latest technologies in client development.  In this position you will work with C#, Javascript/Typescript, React, and Electron.

Responsibilities

  • Work effectively with the Desktop Clients Team and others to build high quality Twitch Desktop App experiences including voice, in-game overlay, mods, application updates, installer, and deploys
  • Become familiar with the existing Twitch Desktop technology stack
  • Contribute to architectural, design, and process discussions involving the technological choices involved in building Twitch’s desktop clients

Requirements

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years experience working on large C# applications
  • Fluent using the latest .NET libraries (C# 7.0, TPL, LINQ, etc.)
  • Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem solving abilities
  • Strong understanding of asynchronous programming

Bonus Points

  • Architectural experience creating highly-scalable web or desktop applications
  • A solid understanding of .NET best practices and techniques
  • A firm understanding of WebSockets
  • Cross platform C# development experience using Mono, Xamarin, or Visual Studio for Mac
  • Experience with React or other JavaScript frameworks (Angular, Ember, etc)
  • Experience with Typescript, React, Electron, or Node.js
  • Passion for video games is a big plus

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
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Top of the line technology to help you build your own workspace

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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