We explore our community, study our platform, and identify opportunities to make Twitch better than ever.
Twitch's Science team is a small group within Twitch charged with helping the company make effective product decisions driven by rigorous research.
Our work powers decision-making at all levels of the company. Check out some of our recent projects!
“They're brought in on almost every product decision that gets made, because you can't make good decisions without understanding the data behind it” - Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO
Mathnet incepted Danny with the idea that math is powerful. Four years ago he decided the internet was the best place to study systems of people, and then he joined Twitch.
Drew is a researcher and designer of social technologies big and small. He's an avid collector of obscure Twitch chat copypasta.
Wenjia is an avid e-sports fan who got hooked via watching gaming streams. She believes data literacy is for everyone, and enjoys researching new ideas and crafting data visualizations.
Brad is a lover of statistics, reason, and games. He’s thankful to work at a place that values all three.
Mark is a passionate gamer, and loves using data to optimize daily life.
Twitch gave Tim the opportunity to work on the two coolest things on the Internet: streamers and Kappas per minute. Before joining Twitch, Tim shipped a game about being a professional esports player.
June has spent her career driving analytics strategies for major businesses. She's raising her daughter with the belief that math is fun.
Ruth is a recovering physicist. If she had to make up a dream job, it would be 'Something with gaming and data science?', so she's happy to be at Twitch!
Thomas has looked at data ranging from video game logs to Wikipedia page edits and lottery revenues. He has been following the Heroes of the Storm pro scene since 2015.
We figure out the right questions to ask about our product, how to efficiently answer them, and make recommendations about what should happen next. We explore how specific product features are performing and help guide products teams in promising directions. We also have significant autonomy to design and conduct research projects about how the Twitch community and product work and help the company think about the big picture.
Good product decisions begin with a deep understanding of user needs. Twitch’s user experience research team provides key insights that guide the product development process from ideation to launch, and conducts strategic generative research that shapes product roadmaps and sparks ideas for new features.
We figure out the best method and approach to answer product questions, deliver actionable results and recommendations to our internal partners, and work closely with viewers and broadcasters to understand their experiences. We offer a qualitative perspective to answer the “whys” and “hows” surrounding user behavior across Twitch. And we help lead a user-centered design process through iterative, evaluative research.
Data is integral to all the decisions we make at Twitch - come join our growing team of data analysts and work with our data scientists, product managers and engineers to resolve ambiguity with data, play a crucial role in product iteration and optimization at Twitch, and evangelize data-driven decision-making across the organization.
Twitch’s data ecosystem is growing rapidly; we ingest nearly two billion events per day from multiple platforms including web, mobile apps and game consoles. High quality data informs strategic business decisions, product experimentation, engineering optimization, public-facing data dashboards and more. In this role, you will build trust in the data the whole company relies on; working with engineering teams to produce accurate and rich data, infrastructure teams to make sure data flows reliably, and analytical customers throughout the company who need confidence in the data to make informed decisions.
This is a unique and important role that will put you at the forefront of analytics technology practices. Twitch has built a robust custom data pipeline for user behavior tracking, and over time it has become widely used across the company. As the value of this data source has increased, our focus on data quality has also increased—and that’s where you’ll lead the charge.
Dental, vision, life and health insurance, and a 401k retirement plan.
Lunch and dinner every weekday, breakfast every Tuesday through Thursday.
Flexible paid time off and sick day policies.
$80/month to pay for whatever athletic services you like!
Certified Swedish & Deep Tissue massages scheduled monthly.
Public transportation reimbursement within the Bay Area.
Pick an event (E3, EVO, PAX, Comic Con, etc.) to be sponsored for each year.
Build your dream computer, tool, or hardware setup.