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Senior Software Engineer

TwitchSeattle, WashingtonFull-time$134k - $261kJun 8, 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 Senior Software Engineer in the Video Codecs team you will report directly to the VP of Video Clients. You will work with product and engineering teams to improve image quality on mobile streaming. Additionally you will build features to enhance Twitch's video processing such enhanced face filters.

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

You Will:

  • Design, implement and deploy media platform features based on several streaming technology stacks (ie: WebRTC, HLS and RTMP)
  • Understand product goals and customer scenarios in Live/Video On Demand media streaming domain
  • Use the latest techniques in computer vision to improve video codecs.
  • Rigorously measure the impact of new features, learning from data and converting insights into improvements
  • Improve tooling between client / server interaction

You Have:

  • 5+ years of professional software development or equivalent expertise.
  • 5+ years of experience in computer vision
  • 5+ years of experience with 3D graphics on mobile devices.
  • 5+ years of expertise with modern C++ 11 and up.
  • Bachelors/master's degree in computer science or Engineering

Bonus Points

  • Hands-on experience using machine learning on video pipelines
  • Hands-on experience with real-time communication protocols like WebRTC/RTP/SRTP/RTCP
  • Hands-on experience with video protocols like HLS/DASH
  • Have worked on teams that practice; Unit testing, TDD, or Agile
  • Experience with 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 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: TW8123

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
$134,500$261,500 USD

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