Senior Software Engineer - VOD

Twitch, San Francisco, CA

Video platform and community for gamers

Twitch has over 100 million users, and the VOD team is responsible for building a new experience that helps Twitch users watch recorded video. We’re building a number of features to make Twitch the most compelling destination for gaming recorded video this year. Recently, we launched VOD upload, Clips and our HTML5 Video Player, and we’re just getting started.

We’re looking for product engineers that love delighting people with incredible products and user experiences. On the VOD team, you’ll work closely with our other engineering and product teams to craft engaging consumer products, collect feedback, and iterate quickly. We value expertise in programming for the Web, microservices and Devops on AWS.  If you are also comfortable with JS and crafting beautiful interfaces, even better!

We are working on building unique VOD watching experiences that are uniquely Twitch.  We aspire to change the way people consume and interact with video.


  • Brainstorm with designers and product managers to design new features
  • Develop APIs that will power these features for both internal and external customers
  • Implement experiments and collect data with our data scientists to drive subsequent iterations on these features
  • Identify and uphold engineering best practices
  • Help our support team triage bugs, respond to user feedback, and fix production issues
  • Participate in code and design reviews, teaching and learning from other engineers


  • Experience leading engineering teams and setting technical direction
  • 4+ years of experience building consumer-facing web applications at scale
  • Experience working in a service-oriented or microservice architecture 
  • Proficient coder in one or more of the following: Go, Python, Ruby, C, C++, Java, Scala
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Bonus Points

  • Proficiency in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and related web technologies
  • Have some experience with React and Ember
  • 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
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.


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.