Software Engineer - Tools

Twitch, Seattle, WA or San Francisco, CA

Video platform and community for gamers

Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment, and video is at the very core of that vision. Our engineering teams are solving problems to help deliver the best content available. If you are passionate about building tools to automate 'all the things' and you're excited to support other talented developers all around you...Twitch is the place to be.


  • Build a feature rich, continuous deployment pipeline
  • Works with users and other engineers to determine tool requirements, then drives the implementation, documentation, maintenance, and improvement of these tools
  • Participates in creating standard frameworks and libraries for internal tools
  • Regularly performs technical reviews of current tools to identify deficiencies
  • Regularly reviews new technologies for possible use by the team
  • Develops and communicates a clear vision of how products should function and the ability to lead peers to share and implement this vision


  • 3+ years experience in systems/software development
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Automation and Administration
  • Experience with containerization like Docker and lxc
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either 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 cost of systems, large and small
  • Experience orchestrating distributed systems
  • Ability to learn new languages (Go, Python) and technologies quickly
  • You know how to ship code in fast, iterative cycles

Bonus Points

  • Experience working in AWS
  • You know Go and have used it in production ready systems
  • Experience with SQL databases (Postgres preferred)
  • You’ve built brilliant APIs/interfaces that other programmers love to use
  • Notable contributions to open source software projects. Send us a link to your contributions
  • Worked in an Agile environment


  • Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life
  • 401(k) savings plan with a company match
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Flexible time off policy
  • 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.

Want to learn more about Twitch? Visit https://www.twitch.tv/