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Engineering Manager- Video Streaming

Company: Twitch
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

About Us

Twitch is the world's biggest live streaming service, with global communities built around gaming, entertainment, music, sports, cooking, and more. It's where millions of people come together to chat, interact, and make their own entertainment.

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, get interviewing tips on Instagram, and discover projects we're solving on our Blog.

About the Role

Twitch is building the future of live interactive entertainment, and video is at the very core of that vision. Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS) is an AWS Service built within Twitch that enables AWS developers to easily leverage the low-latency, highly-distributed, live video platform that powers all Twitch applications. The Video Transcode team at Twitch manages the core video processing services that cover Transcoding Packaging and HLS media generation for hundreds of thousands of live concurrent channels. The team is also responsible for multiple other projects including building scalable transcoding solutions, integrating new codecs and technologies and supporting different video formats.

The Video Transcode Team is looking for a Software Engineer with C++ experience to implement video transcoding solutions. You will lead the design and architecture phase and lead coordination work with other teams to ensure end-to-end solution bring up and deployment. You will report to the Engineering Manager of the Video Transcode Core team and work with video experts and other Video Platform teams to build performant transcoding solutions at scale and solve challenging problems in the video space.

You can work in our HQ in San Francisco, CA, and our satellite offices in Seattle, WA or Irvine, CA. We are remote flexible (United States, Canada).

You Will:

* Manage a team of engineers with focus on Video transcoding.

* Partner with the director and other engineering leads to guide the strategy of the team and align team projects with team goals

* Lead the video solutions roadmap

* Guide third-party solution evaluation and business conversations.

* Promote operational and engineering excellence for the team and wider organization

* Collaborate with other Twitch and AWS teams to deliver new features and products for Twitch and AWS IVS.

You Have:

* 3+ years of relevant software development experience

* Experience working with and writing high-quality multi-threaded C++

* A bar-raising mentality for quality, and an eye for operational and engineering excellence

* Strong ownership of your work, experience leading cross-team projects and an inclination for collaboration

* Knowledge of best practices for the full software development life cycle

Bonus Points

* Experience with modern C++ (C++14/17/20)

* Experience with C++ build systems (cmake, Conan)

* Experience in Go, Python

* Experience using AWS services

* Experience with containers / VM environments (Docker, Vagrant, Kubernetes)

* Contributions to open source software projects

* Experience with live video solutions and transcoding solutions (ffmpeg)

* Experience with video DRM solutions

* Experience with video codecs (H.264, HEVC, VP9, AV1, VVC) and audio codecs (AAC, OPUS, MP3)

* Experience with video containers and transmission protocols (FLV, RTMP, MPEG TS, MP4, HLS, WebRTC, DASH, CMAF)

* Experience with objective and subjective video quality assessment (PSNR, SSIM, VMAF, MOS, etc)

* Experience with Twitch, either as a viewer or creator

* Passion for gaming and live video streaming


* 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 & 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.

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

The base pay range for this position in Colorado, Connecticut, Washington and New Jersey is $143,700 - $194,400 yr and in New York City is $159,100 - $213,800 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: TW7454

Keywords: Twitch, Irvine , Engineering Manager- Video Streaming, Engineering , Irvine, California

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