Senior Developer Advocate

@ Twitch • San Francisco, CA

Senior Developer Advocate

@ Twitch • San Francisco, CA

About Us

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

Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS) is a managed live video service, within Amazon Web Services (AWS), built on top of Twitch Video. It has one of the world's largest live video networks. IVS powers the many companies that are using live video to uniquely engage and build communities, just as it does for Twitch, where more than a billion hours are streamed live each month.

As the Developer Advocate, you will be responsible for driving awareness of Amazon IVS among startup developers. This role is responsible for developing a strategy to reach early stage developers, building relationships with startup communities, and giving a voice and platform to promote the use cases for interactive live video. Reporting to the Head of Growth, you will help author blog posts, build demos, and create / lead events (e.g. hackathons) to promote the use of interactive live video.

An ideal candidate will bring deep technical knowledge, developer empathy, evangelism expertise, strong communication skills, and a collaborative mindset.

You Will:

  • Build and manage the relationship with developer communities, promoting awareness and broad adoption of IVS
  • Present IVS at conferences, meet-ups, incubators, and etc to broaden customer funnel
  • Write blog posts, create demos and events (e.g. hackathons) to promote use of interactive live video
  • Create and execute a strategy to promote uses of interactive live video

You Have:

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent technical experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, 3+ years of which must be in technical position
  • Experience working with developers and building community following on social media
  • Experience presenting to large audiences (e.g. stage speaking)
  • Willingness to be hands-on and focus on execution

Bonus Points

  • Have a voice or is an influencer in the video industry
  • Have worked with / is familiar with AWS products
  • Industry knowledge of video standards


  • 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 

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

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, or other legally protected status.