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Sr. Software Engineer - Users Platform

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ San Francisco, CA

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 Users Platform team operates one of the largest infrastructures at Twitch. Our service stores core users data for more than 700M Twitch users and interacts with our GraphQL API, the Edge of the twitch.tv website and 135 other callers at Twitch. On sunny days we handle 700k qps; At peak time traffic goes up to 2M qps. Day in, day out we operate at 5 nines availability with a latency under 50ms.

As a software engineer on the team, you will operate, modernize and add features to our users service platform. We partner with the privacy team, the security team and multiple other services at Twitch to deliver a reliable and scalable platform that is essential to running Twitch.tv. We work in Go, Python and we use AWS tooling and infrastructure ( Beanstalk, ECS, EC2) to build and deploy You will report to the Engineering Manager for Users and Privacy.

This position can also be located in San Francisco, CA or Seattle, WA.

You Will:

  • Operate and build a service that is unique at Twitch
  • Operate and build a service at a scale that is unique in the streaming industry
  • Develop an expertise with high throughput low availability services ( ~2Mqps, 50ms)
  • Contribute to architectural, design, and process discussions
  • You'll identify and uphold a high bar for our engineering best practices and operational excellence.
  • Work with a wide spectrum of stakeholders including data analytics, privacy, legal and product infrastructure to define solutions
  • Eventually become a Tech Lead in these areas

You Have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 7+ year experience working on large-scale applications (Python, Go or Java)
  • Experience working with distributed, highly available systems
  • A knack for solving problems with a fact or data-based approach
  • The ability to use a scientific methodology of reasoning, not based on assumptions or prior knowledge

Bonus Points

  • You've worked with Amazon Web Services
  • You are familiar with Docker and containers concepts
  • You dig integration or unit testing


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