Twitch is changing the way we discover, play, watch and interact with video games. As the API team, we are always looking to improve the ways external developers interact with our platform, while also making sure our current APIs get the appropriate support and attention. Our aim is to provide Twitch's feature set anywhere, in a stable and secure way.
The API team serves thousands of game developers and businesses, and touches millions of users on a daily basis. We act as the API expert group for Twitch, working with product engineering teams to ensure consistent and performant APIs that follow best practices. We also design the tools, libraries and frameworks to automate and accelerate onboarding onto our platform.
We are looking for a software engineer, with strong architectural as well as debugging skills, that cares about scalability, availability and quality to build the next generation of our edge: a world-class Twitch API.
ResponsibilitiesDesigning, building and maintaining scalable and reliable API frameworks and librariesDriving code quality and consistency in our API GatewayContributing to the API design for all upcoming Twitch featuresDesigning and implementing the future of the Twitch API edge platformWriting tooling and code generation to make your own and other people's job easierInteracting with both the community and internal business unitsContributing to a culture of accountability: building in the right way and measuring resultsMentoring junior engineers and constantly raise the bar of engineering practices across the team
RequirementsBachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science or prior engineering experience2-5 years Industry experience as a software engineer, including work on building large-scale systemsExperience working in a service-oriented or microservice architectureProven high standards for code quality and operational excellenceFull stack-experience and a solid understanding of how to debug problems from UI down to systems. You embrace software development and devops as a single entity.Superb communication skills are required. You must be able to explain things both to business and technical audiences.Effective time management skills
Bonus PointsExperience writing Go in production ready systemsDeep knowledge of API design principles and best-practices, caching, resiliency, RPC, REST, and HTTPYou’ve built APIs or SDKs that other engineers love usingYou’re familiar and have experimented with the latest API standards, such as GraphQLExpertise in infrastructure as code, using tools such as Terraform, CloudFormationExperience with common web stack components, including NGINX, Memcached, VarnishHands on experience building services using Amazon Web ServicesAdvocate for CI/CD and test automation practicesHands on experience with containers and container platforms
PerksFull benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life 401(k) savings plan with a company matchCatered daily lunch and dinners (and hearty breakfasts three times a week)Unlimited snacks and drinksMonthly in-office massagesCorporate gym membershipCommuter benefitsFlexible time off policyWeekly happy hours and opportunity to attend one gaming event or tournamentTop 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 http://twitch.tv
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.