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Software Dev Engineer I

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ San Francisco, CA

About Us

Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. We bring the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming to world-class esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, where we bring everyone together to celebrate, learn, and grow their personal interests and passions. We’re always live at Twitch. Stay up to date on all things Twitch on LinkedIn, Twitter and on our Blog.

About the Role

Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment. The Identity team develops and operates multiple services that allows users to connect securely and manage their identities on Twitch. Our privacy data pipe receives over 20 billion events a day. We own and operate a high throughput service that receives 1million tps with a latency < 25ms

As a software engineer on the Identity team, you will help deliver the first , and next generation of Twitch data privacy technology. You will also work on a service that 130 other teams at Twitch rely on to deliver great experience and content to our streamers and viewers communities.

Using Go and Python, you will build tools which are reliable and scale. You'll shape the work of your peers, and participate in a high performing engineering team and report to the Engineering Manager for Identity.

You Will:

  • Work with the Identity and sister teams to build high-quality internal client experiences
  • Work on a high throughput, low latency service
  • Become familiar with the existing Twitch privacy and AWS technology stack
  • Contribute to architectural, design, and process discussions involving the technological choices involved in building Twitch's browser-based clients
  • You'll identify and uphold frontend engineering best practices
  • Assemble, hygiene, analyze and make sense of complex data sets that meet functional and non-functional requirements across engineering, product development, privacy and legal.
  • Create, build, maintain, optimize the data infrastructure and the data pipeline at Twitch, working with a large variety of tools and data sources using SQL, NoSQL, and AWS big data technologies
  • Work with a wide spectrum of partners including data analytics, data engineering, privacy, legal and product infrastructure to establish best practices and solutions

You Have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 1+ years experience working on large scale Python or Go applications
  • 1+ year working on a team of size 5+
  • Experience w AWS, GCP or equivalent cloud infrastructure

Bonus Points

  • Experience w AWS, GCP or equivalent cloud infrastructure
  • A solid understanding of best practices and techniques regarding web scalability, performance, and security
  • A foundational understanding of the privacy regulation
  • Passion for video games is a big plus


  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Disability Insurance
  • 401(k), Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution and Discounts for Wellness Related Activities and Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Served Daily
  • Free Snacks and Beverages

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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.