Senior Systems Engineer

Twitch, San Francisco, CA

Video platform and community for gamers

How do we take millions of content creators, connect them with tens of millions of viewers, on a platform that is second to none?  It starts with welcoming everyone but choosing only the best. It's the willingness to experiment to decide, and about commitment, not compliance.  These are just a few of the driving principles behind the Twitch IT organization.

Twitch is searching for a systems engineer to lead and manage our fleet of Linux and Windows systems that support our internal application portfolio.  Using a combination of open source and off the shelf technologies, Twitch’s system engineering team drives our business to greatness.  A successful candidate will execute complex, technical programs focused on making Twitch employees more productive.  If you are a candidate who enjoys solving complex technical problems, mentoring other engineers, and is lazy enough to want everything automated (why do something twice), then this may be the ideal position. Come in on the ground floor and help develop an organization that is second to none.


  • Build, scale, and secure Twitch’s corporate Linux infrastructure
  • Combine open-source and off the shelf technologies to build services that will drive the business and improve productivity
  • Be the final escalation point for complex technical issues
  • Produce systems that are scalable, automated, and well-documented, and mentor others to grow the team's’ overall technical skills


  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years professional systems engineering experience
  • 3+ years experience coding in at least one of the following languages is required: Go, Ruby, Python
  • 3+ years experience working with common monitoring and configuration management tools such as Puppet and Chef
  • Ruthlessly bent on automation, and efficiencies
  • Detail oriented

Bonus Points

  • Experience managing an AWS environment a big plus


  • 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 https://www.twitch.tv/