Senior Director of Engineering - Payments Platform

Twitch, San Francisco, CA

Video platform and community for gamers

Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment and Commerce is ensuring our content creators can make a living doing what they love.  The Payments team in Commerce is focused on ensuring our global audience is able to pay in a localized experienced with payment methods that are familiar and accessible and ensuring our tens of thousands of creators are paid accurately, timely, and conveniently.  These experiences are the foundation of Twitch’s explosive growth and we are hiring a senior technical leader to lead multiple engineering teams enhancing these capabilities.

You will play a leading role in defining the vision for our service and in building a world-class engineering organization to execute to that vision.  You will work closely with the individual contributors and managers on your teams, as well as cross-team with engineering, product, operations and business leadership to deliver high visible results.   The ideal candidate must have demonstrated ability to build and manage large teams, to develop leaders, and have delivered at scale and on a frequent weekly or monthly cadence.


  • Build and lead an effective engineering team that delivers excellent results through rapid iterations
  • Provide thought leadership and establish a technical vision for the team
  • Set clear, measurable quality goals for an organization in a data-driven way
  • Foster culture of continuous engineering improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics


  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Strong technical credentials, with at least 10 years experience managing software development teams, ideally with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality technology products/services in a very high growth environment where priorities shift rapidly
  • Ability to prioritize well, communicate clearly and understands how to drive a high level of focus and excellence with a strong, talented, opinionated team
  • Sound business judgment, proven ability to influence others, and strong analytical thinking skills
  • Proven experience in delivering software projects using Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Manages and leads multiple engineering teams for an organization
  • Develops long-term strategies and influences leadership decisions
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Must be technically credible to lead teams of world-class software engineers and be able to make the right design decisions and technology choices

Bonus Points

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Business
  • Demonstrated experience delivering products, managing budgets and justifying resource needs to senior leaders and finance partners


  • Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life
  • 401(k) savings plan with a company match
  • Orca Card to pay for your commute from anywhere in the Seattle Area
  • Catered daily lunch
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Top of the line technology to help you build our own workspace
About TwitchTwitch 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.


About Twitch

Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 100 million gamers gather every month to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay.

Want to learn more about Twitch? Visit https://www.twitch.tv/