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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’s Mobile Engineering team develops viewing applications for the Android platform, supporting phone, tablet and set-top devices. These platforms represent an ever-growing share of Twitch viewership and providing functional and delightful experiences on them is essential to user engagement. As a Senior Android Software Engineer at Twitch, you will contribute to a rapidly-evolving, native app that is a portal to the Twitch community for millions of users.

This Android role will support our Mobile Games Strike Team. On this team, you’ll be part of a passionate and customer-obsessed team working to improve the Twitch experience for users in emerging markets, worldwide. You will report to our Director of Engineering for Consumer Products. 

As the leader in live-streaming, Twitch is home to unique opportunities and challenges in the mobile space. If you’re excited about joining our team and having an outsize impact on Twitch and its creators, come work with us!

You Will:

  • Develop new product features for our Android application
  • Improve engineering processes to increase team effectiveness
  • Work across both technical and business-focused teams to provide value to our creators
  • Understand dynamic and challenging requirements for viewers and creators in emerging Twitch markets

You Have:

  • 5+ years of application development experience on Android
  • 1+ year of experience building fullstack web applications
  • Proficiency with Java, Kotlin, and the Android development ecosystem
  • Experience with full stack application development 

Bonus Points

  • Bachelor's degree or above in Computer Science or relevant field
  • Experience with mobile video playback, video compression, or streaming technologies
  • Familiarity or experience working with GraphQL APIs
  • Familiarity with web technologies and languages (HTTP, REST, HTML, CSS, or JavaScript)
  • Database experience; Dynamo or Postgres preferred
  • Experience with AWS or similar cloud services

Perks

  • 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), 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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Our mission at Twitch is to enable creators to make a living entertaining and educating their fans. We serve a diverse, global community and it's important that we have teams with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, in order to better serve our streamers and grow our business. All team members play a vital part in bringing our mission to life. At Twitch, we believe everyone has a role to play in creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and grow.

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