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Developer Advocate

TwitchFull-time$131k - $144kSeattle, WashingtonOct 14, 2022

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About the Role

As a member of the Twitch Developer Relations team, you will work with the third-party developer community and strategic partners to help them build creative experiences for Twitch creators and viewers. Reporting to the Developer Relations Manager, a Developer Advocate owns responsibilities that are part Developer Advocacy and part Solutions Architecture.

You will employ scalable programs that strengthen adoption and understanding of developer products, provide direct engagement with the community, and convey the community's feedback to product owners. In addition to assisting third-party creator tools, a Developer Advocate also serves as a technical liaison for business partners in other industries such as gaming, social platforms, telecommunications, consumer products, and payments. Your technical knowledge, ability to convey product implementation, and external communication will contribute to the success of businesses and independent developers integrating Twitch technologies.

You can work in New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, or Seattle, WA.

You Will:

  • Contribute to the awareness and adoption of third-party developer products through scalable content.
  • Gather feedback and provide perspective on behalf of the developer community to influence product direction, prioritize developer needs, and explore trends.
  • Provide technical expertise and project guidance to internal and external partners using Twitch's developer products such as the Twitch API, Extensions, and Drops.
  • Work cross functionally with Twitch business development managers, product managers, and engineers to help external developers and business partners deliver impactful integrations for broadcasters and viewers.
  • Create technical materials, such as code samples and tutorials, for common use cases that will empower business partners and the broader developer community.
  • Engage with the community through public communication channels such as the Twitch developer forums and Discord.
  • Participate in speaking and presentation opportunities through Twitch broadcasting, industry events, meetups, and TwitchCon programs.

You Have:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a similar technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience working directly with third-party developers and products in a similar customer-facing role (e.g. developer advocate, developer evangelist, partner engineer, customer success engineer)
  • Experience presenting during in-person or virtual events (e.g. conferences, meetups, webinars, or streaming)
  • Experience authoring technical materials
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience developing with web-based technologies

Bonus Points

  • A background in writing code in Twitch's primary programming languages (Go, JavaScript)
  • Experience integrating Twitch or other RESTful APIs into web applications
  • Experience in systems design, with a background in building and deploying applications in AWS
  • Experience in the video game industry
  • Open source project leadership or contributions


  • 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 Served Daily


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. 

The base pay range for this position in Washington and New Jersey is $131,300 - $177,600 yr and in New York City is $144,500 - $195,400 yr. Pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on payment and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. Applicants should apply via Twitch's internal or external careers site.

Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID or request and receive approval for a reasonable accommodation, including medical or religious accommodation.

Twitch values your privacy. Please consult our Candidate Privacy Notice, for information about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information of our candidates.

Job ID: TW7759


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