Software Engineer - Identity

Jun 09, 2024
Seattle, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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.

We’re about community, inside and out. You’ll find coworkers who are eager to team up, collaborate, and smash (or elegantly solve) problems together. We’re on a quest to empower live communities, so if this sounds good to you, see what we’re up to on LinkedIn and Twitter,  and discover the projects we’re solving on our Blog. Be sure to explore our Interviewing Guide to learn how to ace our interview process.

About the Role

We are looking for a backend software developer to join the Identity team at Twitch. We are building solutions to make a Twitch Identity the most recognized and trusted gamers identity.

This is a technical role that builds on internet standards for authentication and authorization on Twitch platform and our partners. Our products are scalable and available worldwide. As we level up our architecture and features, you will help guide design decisions, tooling choices, and every last detail that makes us the best product we can be. You will report to our Software Engineering Manager for Identity and Privacy.

You Will:

  • Provide outstanding identity and data privacy management services for the Twitch community
  • Increase the availability and security of our products
  • Level up our organization as a whole with industry best practices and data-driven technology choices 

You Have:

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience
  • Familiarity with data structures
  • 2+ years working in Service Oriented Architectures
  • Actual experience developing, testing, releasing and supporting scalable web applications
  • Familiarity with authentication, authorization, federated identity, identity management or data privacy management

Bonus Points

  • Full stack software development experience so that you will be comfortable writing Go, JavaScript and Unix Shell in the same afternoon
  • Experience with Amazon, Facebook or Google identity solutions
  • Experience implementing application security or data privacy requirements
  • Game development experience, especially around player accounts


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

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: TW8495

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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. This position will remain open until filled. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.


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