Senior Director of Engineering - Developer Platform

Twitch, San Francisco, CA

Video platform and community for gamers

Twitch is seeking a Senior Director of Engineering to lead the team building Extensions, our newest major focus area. Our goal with extensions is to revolutionize the ways viewers engage with live video, enabling direct interaction between viewers, gamers, and external services. We are supporting the creation of a thriving community of app developers who will help unlock new ways to experience gaming and digital entertainment.


  • Manage development of new features for extensions.
  • Run the live service; ensure high availability and deal with outages and performance issues.
  • Account for, and surface areas of technical and operational excellence debt, and work with the engineering and PM team to appropriately prioritize.
  • Support the team on key technical decisions.
  • Mentor software engineering managers and team leads.
  • Set a technical vision for extensions, enabling us to scale where and how extensions are used.
  • Hire and develop a team of managers, engineers and technical program managers to support your efforts


  • 10+ years of overall technical experience, including deep technical knowledge of large-scale web services
  • 4+ years of experience leading multiple engineering and technical program management teams
  • 4+ years of experience of managing products, budgets and justifying resource needs to senior leaders and finance partners
  • Demonstrated team building skills – be able to bring people together, hire, develop and motivate staff members, create appropriately challenging projects for team members, and instill a high sense of pride in the team’s accomplishments.
  • A record of driving outstanding operations for large scale technology services
  • Must be able to effectively hold others departments accountable while maintaining good working relations with them.
  • A proven track record of innovative thinking balanced with a strong customer and quality focus.

Bonus Experience

  • BS or MS of Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related field
  • Experience working on product development collaborating with multiple teams that have different development models, release cycles, and developer needs


  • 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.

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