Software Engineer - Discover & Watch

This is a position where you get to both solve hard backend problems and contribute directly to features that millions of users interact with and enjoy. VOD is the focus of Twitch going into 2016. We want to make Twitch a compelling place to come for prerecorded content and take down the giants in the market. Some of our past, present, and future projects include:

- Offline playlists: a backend that synchronizes a VOD viewing experience across many people on a channel
- Chat Replay: a service for recording and playing back chat on VOD pages for the full Twitch experience
- Improvements to QoS and optimizations to decrease video loading times
- Experiments with methods to annotate VODs with metadata like when games begin and end

If you're looking for a place to build large scale services that are failure resistant and power real user-facing features, and if you're not intimidated by the challenge of making Twitch the dominant VOD destination for gaming content, then this is the place for you.


  • Professional software development experience, the more the better
  • You don’t need a degree, but you should know how engineering works in the real world.
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Javascript, Ruby, Python, Go, or C++


  • A strong knowledge of internet and web technology fundamentals
  • Experience working in agile development teams
  • Experience working on complex, multi-layer applications
  • A passion for games or other interactive media


  • Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life 
  • 401(k) savings plan with a company match
  • Catered daily lunch and dinners (and twice a week hearty breakfasts)
  • 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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