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Esports Software Development Engineer

Twitch - San Francisco, CA

Posted 1 year ago Apply Now!

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

The Esports department in Twitch produces some of the most exciting content and broadcast innovations in the industry. We're looking for an Engineering Tech Lead to help us create the future of broadcast productions. The Esports SDE role will help shape new, cutting edge broadcast solutions for first and 3rd party production partners. You will oversee product engineering road-maps across an agile global engineering team, manage feature development plans, backend engineering and database design. The ideal candidate has experience designing streamlined databases, managing engineering task breakdowns, and leading code review. Does creating and bringing new broadcast technology to life excite you? Help us redefine the future of creating immersive content and powerful storytelling with Twitch!

You Will:

  • Manage product and systems engineering design and effort planning
  • Architect and develop multiple local and online database high performance solutions
  • Organize product architecture road-map and service interoperability
  • Lead sprint planning and code review
  • Be a conduit between global development team and local engineering resource

You Have:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent industry experience as a Software Engineer
  • 5+ years of experience with Linux database design and implementation, across local and cloud-based environments.
  • You have shipped multiple products and have experience with full software development life cycles
  • 2+ years leading data structure design or product development in a team environment. Familiarity with scalability, concurrency, API design, data modeling, and distributed systems fundamentals
  • Sound technical judgment and a bias for action

Bonus Points

  • 1+ years of experience with video broadcast production equipment
  • In-depth knowledge of video encode / decode toolkits, libraries, and methodologies
  • You are familiar with live streaming and engaging viewer experiences
  • Comfort with rapid customer use and feedback cycles while maintaining dev/test/prod integrity


  • 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, etc.)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
  • Free Snacks & 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.

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