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Director of Tooling - Video Infrastructure

Twitch, San Francisco, CA

Video platform and community for gamers


Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment. Our video engineering tools group is responsible for delivering high quality tooling to enable scale, reliability, and development velocity across the video organization.  

You will use your experience building effective organizations and scalable processes to help scale engineering and ensure that large projects with complex components are delivered efficiently and with high quality. 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 ensure our tooling initiatives stay stable and scale indefinitely. The ideal candidate will have spent 5+ years as a hands-on engineer solving hard tooling or scaling problems horizontally, and then at least 3 years leading and building a team of engineers to do the same.

Responsibilities

  • Attract and retain top engineering talent
  • Train and develop management and technical leaders within your group
  • Build long standing relationships with software teams to ensure alignment
  • Assist your teams in developing roadmaps for tooling and automation growth, then identify, plan, and execute projects to support that growth
  • Resolve tooling roadblocks to accelerate infrastructure and product groups development
  • Focus on incremental progress to truly accelerate the wider organization
  • Represent your team to senior leadership and other groups to build a challenging vision and ensure you have the resources to deliver it
  • Define a vision for excellence at Twitch for your teams, and then deliver on it

Requirements

  • Strong leadership and communication (synchronous and asynchronous) skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Hands on management experience building engineering teams and scaling organizations to deliver and maintain complex systems
  • Hands on experience managing and developing engineering managers
  • Hands on development experience building tooling in complex environments with legacy services present
  • Ability to collect feedback and distill it into vision that will span an organization

Bonus Points

  • Experience writing Go
  • Prior experience working in a consumer facing start-up
  • Experience defining tooling centric roadmaps as an Engineer or Product Manager
  • Desire to incorporate Operations and Infrastructure tooling needs into the team

Perks

  • 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
About Twitch

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.


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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.