Senior Director of Engineering - Developer Platform

Twitch, San Francisco, CA

Video platform and community for gamers

Twitch seeks a Director of Engineering to lead our Developer Platform technical teams. This “leader of leaders” will deliver technical improvements to the Twitch API, Twitch Identity, Twitch Extensions, developer monetization, and the Twitch Developer Site.

Our mission is to help developers help streamers build their Twitch communities. We win when developers build sustainable businesses by creating games, tools and services that help streamers earn a living on Twitch.


  • Ship complex systems that deliver goal-beating results for Twitch streamers and our developer customers
  • Build and lead multiple engineering teams (internal and external) that ship frequently, balance speed to market with operational excellence, and consistently hit their committed dates
  • Establish a long-term technical vision for architecture, quality, and execution
  • Set and achieve clear, measurable engineering goals based on data
  • Relentlessly raise team performance bar through coaching, technical audits, clear and constructive feedback, empathy, and good judgment


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science and/or 10+ years of equivalent engineering experience
  • Demonstrated technical leadership - at least 10 years experience managing software development teams using agile/scrum methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver inventive technology solutions in a very high growth environment while reducing complexity
  • Advocate effectively on behalf of customers and team, while building trust
  • We write a lot. Clarity of thought and expression are both essential, as is the ability to line up the impact of your communication with your intention. “Code switch” between technical and non-technical audiences.

Bonus Experience

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Business


  • Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life 
  • 401(k) savings plan with a company match
  • Catered daily lunch and dinners (and hearty breakfasts three times a week)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Monthly in-office massages
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Weekly happy hours and opportunity to attend one gaming event or tournament
  • Top 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.


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/