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Principal WebRTC Engineer, Real-time Video

TwitchFull-time$160k - $311kRemote; United StatesAug 18, 2023

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About Us

Twitch is the world's biggest live streaming service, with global communities built around gaming, entertainment, music, sports, cooking, and more. It is where thousands of communities come together for whatever, every day.

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About the Role

As a Principal WebRTC Engineer on the Real-time video team you will report directly to the VP of Video Clients. You will build a real-time video platform that powers both Twitch and AWS customers using AWS Interactive Video Service (IVS).

You will work across client SDK and backend teams to build a world class real-time video platform built on WebRTC.

You can work remotely in the United States, or from Irvine, CA; Seattle, WA, and Salt Lake City, UT.

You Will:

  • Provide technical guidance on the vision of WebRTC within Twitch Video and IVS.
  • Guide the implementation of WebRTC across multiple teams within the real-time video organization
  • Improve our WebRTC server and client stacks for increased efficiency, TTV and QoS over mobile networks.
  • Investigate and explore new technologies to improve our real-time communication services.

You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience in C++
  • 8+ years of experience developing on WebRTC
  • Deep understanding of signaling concepts for WebRTC
  • Hands-on experience debugging and optimizing WebRTC stacks (both backend and client SDKs)
  • Experience in design and maintaining C APIs
  • Bachelors/master's degree in computer science or Engineering

Bonus Points

  • Is an active member of the WebRTC community
  • Have had your changes accepted into libwebrtc mainline
  • Experience with low-level mobile development.
  • Experience working in open source projects


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages)

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.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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: TW8221

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from our lowest geographic market up to our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.


Remote US Pay Per Year
$160,100$311,200 USD


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