Software Engineer - Desktop Clients (C++ / Electron)

Twitch - full time

Irvine, CA, USA

04 May 2017


We are rapidly expanding the engineering team at Twitch to deal with challenging scale problem of being the fourth biggest consumer of bandwidth and one of the largest social gaming experiences in the world. Twitch is looking an experienced C++ developer to build out new native desktop features and maintain and evolve the existing codebase.


  • Working on variety of desktop systems including Electron, in-game overlay, and VoIP
  • Help maintain and evolve existing C++ codebase
  • Write maintainable code with extensive test coverage, working in a professional software engineering environment (with source control, dev/stage/prod release cycle, continuous deployment)


  • 3+ years of C++ development experience
  • Strong proficiency in C++11 or higher, with fair knowledge of the language specification
  • Thorough knowledge of the standard library, STL containers, and algorithms
  • Good understanding of memory management in non-garbage collected environments
  • Familiarity with templating in C++
  • Knowledge of threading primitives

Bonus Points

  • Experience working with Chromium / Electron
  • Experience working with Operating System APIs (Windows and/or Mac)
  • Knowledge of writing native modules for high-level languages such as Node.js, Python, Go, etc.
  • Implementation of automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Windows audio programming


  • Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life 401(k) savings plan with a company match
  • Catered daily lunch and dinners (and hearty breakfasts three times a week)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible time off policyTop of the line technology to help you build your own workspace

Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, with more than 100 million visitors per month. We connect gamers from around the world by allowing them to broadcast, watch, and chat with each other. Twitch’s live and on-demand video platform forms the backbone of a distribution network for video game broadcasters including pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in gaming culture, turning gameplay into an immersive video experience. Learn more at

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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