Software Engineer - Identity

Twitch, San Francisco, CA

Video platform and community for gamers

We are looking for a Full Stack or Backend software developer to join the Identity Team at Twitch. We are building solutions to make a Twitch Identity the most recognized and trusted gamers identity.
This is a technical role that builds heavily on internet standards for authentication and authorization on Twitch platform and our OAuth enabled partners. Our products are highly scalable and highly available world wide. As we level up our architecture and features, you will have the opportunity to influence design decisions, tooling choices, and every last detail that makes us the best product we can be.


  • Increase the availability and performance of our products using Go and NoSQL technologies
  • Provide world class authentication, authorization and identity management services for the Twitch community
  • Level up our organization as a whole with industry best practices and data driven technology choices
  • Solve complex problems that span teams, services, and customers


  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience
  • 3+ years as an software engineer
  • 2+ years working in Service Oriented Architectures
  • Strong data structures knowledge
  • Actual experience designing, developing, testing, releasing and supporting scalable web applications
  • Familiarity with authentication, authorization, federated identity, or identity management

Bonus Points

  • Full stack software development experience so that you will be comfortable writing Go, JavaScript, and Unix Shell in the same afternoon
  • Working with Amazon, Facebook or Google identity solutions
  • Game development experience, especially around player accounts
  • Experience implementing Application Security requirements or remediating security issues


  • 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

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.

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 Twitch's website.