Software Engineer - DevOps

Twitch, San Francisco, CA

Video platform and community for gamers

The Science Engineering team is looking for a DevOps Engineer to help us build usable, scalable, and reliable systems. Our team develops and operates the real-time behavioral data pipeline, which collects, processes, and distributes data to other teams. You would make every step of the software lifecycle faster through better tools, processes, and abstractions, and build tools to manage distributed infrastructure running on Spark and Hadoop. Our systems power decision making throughout the company through hundreds of end users, and we have a constantly growing list of systems that consume our data.


  • Learn, extend, and maintain Science Engineering’s build, deploy, config, metrics, and alerting systems
  • Work with other engineers to determine tool requirements, then drive the implementation, documentation, maintenance, and improvement of these tools
  • Review current tools to identify deficiencies
  • Keep up with tool ecosystems, both internal and external, and integrate the best into science engineering
  • Develop and communicate a clear vision of how products should function
  • Participate in creating standard frameworks and libraries for internal tools


  • 2+ years experience in software development
  • Background in Linux/Unix Automation and Administration
  • Experience with containerization like Docker and lxc
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Ansible, Puppet, Chef or an equivalent
  • Excellent command of at least one programming language
  • Excellent communicator and team player
  • A strong desire to minimize the operational overhead of systems, large and small
  • Experience orchestrating distributed systems such as Spark and Hadoop
  • Ability to learn new languages (Go, Python) and technologies quickly
  • You know how to ship code in fast, iterative cycles

Bonus Points

  • A degree in Computer Science or equivalent academic background
  • Experience with big data and data visualization
  • Hands-on experience building services using Amazon Web Services
  • Avid user of Twitch or passion for video games


  • 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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