Senior Design Technologist

over 1 years ago

Job Description

About Us

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

Weโ€™re about community, inside and out. Youโ€™ll find coworkers who are eager to team up, collaborate, and smash (or elegantly solve) problems together. Weโ€™re on a quest to empower live communities, so if this sounds good to you, see what weโ€™re up to on LinkedIn and Twitter, get interviewing tips on Instagram, and discover projects weโ€™re solving on our Blog.

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. Every day, millions of people across the globe experience the joy of interactive live video powered by IVS.

As a Senior Design Technologist on the team, you will have the chance to help develop the future of the service. You will report to a Design Director, and be part of a team of Frontend Engineers and Design Technologists. You'll be involved in every step of the product design process, from early brainstorming with Product and Engineering Leaders and User Researchers to help establish the products we build, through to working with engineering, sales and business development to ensure the product meets our customer's expectations. You will have created work that impacts millions of customers and played an important role in shaping an AWS service.

You can be located in San Francisco, CA; Irvine, CA; Seattle, WA; New York, NY; Salt Lake City, UT; or Vancouver, BC. You can also be remote within Canada or the USA.

You Will:

  • Contribute to the creation of new APIs that deliver live interactive video experiences
  • Help lead planning and brainstorming sessions with product managers, engineering, and other designers
  • Create customer-centric designs by using data, market analysis, and customer feedback
  • Create and contribute to prototypes, code samples and demos
  • Take full ownership of the cross-platform user experience for projects from start to finish, including wireframes, mockups, and prototypes
  • Run the production of designs and documentation for presentation to engineers, managers, peer design teams, and senior executives
  • Mentor and support junior designers on the team, developing their abilities

You Have:

  • 7+ years experience as a Design Technologist, Frontend Engineer, UX Engineer, or Product Designer, with experience driving innovation and prototyping projects that lead to demonstrated customer and impact
  • 4+ years of experience working in a collaborative team and directly with developers for implementation of designs
  • Expertise in the following: React, Vue, HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Expertise using Figma
  • Experience building apps or tools, and deploying them to AWS
  • Portfolio showcasing your past work and process, including prototypes or detailed wireframes for complex web and mobile applications
  • History of personally building and publishing code samples (on GitHub, Codepen or other)
  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, interaction design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or related UX degree
  • Fluency in best practices for information architecture and interaction design, user-centered design process, as well as strong knowledge of user experience principles and techniques


  • 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.)

About Twitch

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Weโ€™re building the future of live entertainment, and weโ€™d do it even better with you. Twitch doesnโ€™t just serve communities, we work as one too. Weโ€™re building a strong and diverse team, where everyone has a voice. Weโ€™re growing fast and always tackling the next big challenge.

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