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Software Engineer - Identity

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Seattle, WA

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. Weโ€™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 authentication and authorization flows follow the OAuth2.1 and OIDC standards to provide twitch users with the most frictionless, secure experience possible.

As a software engineer on the Identity - Auth team, you will help develop, maintain and innovate around our login and signup experience while working with our Browser clients team, our mobile team and our security team 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, participate in a high performing engineering team and will report to the Engineering Manager for Identity.

You Will:

  • Work with our internal engineering teams to create log-in and signup client experiences
  • Develop an expertise with OAuth and OIDC standards, including CAPTCHA and challenges
  • Become familiar with the existing Twitch stack written in modern Go and develop expertise on 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 a high bar for our engineering best practices
  • Work with a wide spectrum of partners including data analytics, 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
  • 3+ years experience or equivalent working on large-scale Python, Go or Java applications
  • Experience working on a product-focused engineering team
  • Experience working with distributed, highly available systems

Bonus Points

  • You've worked with Amazon Web Services.
  • A foundational understanding of OAuth, OpendID Connect, scopes or tokens


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k), Maternity & 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 & Dinner Served Daily
  • Free Snacks and Beverages

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.