Senior Software Engineer - Video at Twitch

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Twitch is a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon

Job title
Senior Software Engineer - Video
Job listing last updated at
Mar 30, 2020
Job listing location
San Francisco, CA
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Bay Area company location: 348 Bush St, San Francisco CA

Job description

About Us

Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. We bring the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming to world-class esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, where we bring everyone together to celebrate, learn, and grow their personal interests and passions. We’re always live at Twitch. Stay up to date on all things Twitch on LinkedIn, Twitter and on our Blog.

About the Role

Twitch is building the future of interactive entertainment, and our video delivery service is at the core of that vision. Ensuring smooth, low-latency video across the world requires large-scale, fault-tolerant systems that can keep up with millions of simultaneous viewers and thousands of broadcasters. We are looking for engineers who are excited by the thought of working across the entire CDN stack, from service load-balancing, to performance optimization, to backbone traffic management. You will help architect, develop, test, deploy, operate, and maintain our video software software. As part of the team, we will work together to enable our broadcasters and viewers to create and interact in new creative ways.

You Will:

  • Implement and maintain live video transcoding and streaming software 
  • Design and implement video processing blocks and integrate them within the transcoder engine.
  • Guide integration of new transcoding techniques and technologies
  • Design and own video processing features implementation and deployment
  • Work across the video organization to design, build and improve critical video systems
  • Improve automation, software maintenance and operations

You Have:

  • Excellent Software development skills, C/C++, GoLan Python, Shell Scripting 
  • Experience with real time systems and operations
  • Experience with video processing, delivery and playback technologies
  • A Bachelor, or preferably Masters in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages, etc.)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
  • Free Snacks & Beverages

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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