Software Engineer - Discovery/ML Platforms

Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment. As a software engineer in the Twitch discovery team, you will help architect and develop next-generation products, which will improve the discovery experience for hundreds of millions of Twitch viewers. We are looking for passionate engineers who are excited to solve problems at massive scale in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Our team is looking for fresh and innovative ideas to overcome a range of distributed computing, computer vision, machine learning and information retrieval challenges in order to enhance the discovery experience at Twitch.

At Twitch, which is part of Amazon, you’ll experience the benefits of working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment in the heart of San Francisco, while leveraging the resources of Amazon.


  • Design, build, and maintain performant, responsive major software web services and large scale applications
  • Embrace and champion engineering best practices within your group and Twitch
  • Produce clean, high quality code, tests, and well written documentation
  • Actively engage in code and design reviews with peers and partners
  • Mentor and guide junior peers to develop their talent and help them with their growth
  • Contribute engineering input and feedback into product planning processes
  • Partner with fellow engineering teams to deliver on complex initiatives together


  • BA/BS  in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience architecting and building applications or web services at scale
  • Experience of Software development in one or more of the general purpose programming languages: C/C++, Go, Python, Java
  • Desire and ability to write production quality code

Bonus Points

  • MS or PhD in CS or related field
  • Experience in one or many of the following areas:
  • Interest and ability to learn other programming languages as needed.
  • Demonstrated experience in making contributions to open source projects. 
  • Familiarity with AWS services, search systems such as Elastic, SORL, Lucene, Algolia, in memory key value stores such as memcache, Redis, SQL and NoSQL databases, building large scale data pipelines, working in high energy small startup environments


  • 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
  • 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

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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