Software Engineer - IVS Interactivity


Vancouver, BC, Canada

Full time

Dec 4

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About the Role

Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS) is an exciting new AWS service for building live interactive experiences using the same technology that powers Twitch’s own live video system. Every day, millions of people across the globe experience the joy of interactive live video powered by IVS. We’re looking for a software engineer to join our passionate and supportive team to help expand the IVS platform with features to bring new interactive experiences to life.

As part of the Interactivity team, you will support a product roadmap of new features that help connect live broadcasters and audiences. You’ll lead a team of experienced engineers in designing, and operating highly available distributed systems. Your efforts will power public-facing APIs for AWS customers and developers, and systems that end-users directly work with at scale. You will work closely with engineers, product, operations, and leadership from across the Video Platform.

You will be thoughtful engineers who communicate clearly and have a demonstrated history of delivering solutions to complex problems. You are passionate about engineering excellence and are committed to building a collaborative team culture where everyone’s ideas are valued.

At Twitch, you will experience the benefits of a fun and supportive environment, while having access to the tools and resources of AWS.

You Will:

  • Deliver new interactivity features for Amazon Interactive Video Service
  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and operations of distributed systems using Go and AWS
  • Collaborate in a fun and supportive team environment committed to engineering excellence

You Have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on technical experience building distributed systems at scale
  • Significant knowledge of networking, systems design, API design, and web security
  • Expertise with AWS or similar cloud platform services


  • 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, etc.)

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

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