San Francisco, CA, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 07/03/2024
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 444 De Haro St, San Francisco, CA , 94107

About Discord

Founded in 2015, Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests - from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more.

Job Description

Discord is hiring a technical, hands-on, empathetic staff software engineer to help define and deliver our Developer Platforms mission: build platform solutions to accelerate every Engineer at our company. With your expertise and passion for delivering high quality products, you’ll equip our engineering organization with tools to move quickly and deliver features that bring millions of people together.
As the staff engineer of the Developer Platforms team, you’re responsible for setting the direction of the team’s work to ensure that it’s forward-looking while staying true to the ideal of a friction-free developer experience. You’ll have outsized impact across nearly every Engineering team, and you’ll help us articulate the golden path from development, through staging, and on into production. You’ll be reporting to the Engineering Manager for Platform Security and Platform Engineering, ensuring we build scalable, secure-by-default, and delightful development platform.
What you'll do
  • You'll work with customer engineers to ship a technical roadmap for Discord’s development platforms
  • You'll collaborate with our Client Developer Platform team and our Platform-as-a-Service team for a cohesive developer experience and a crisp path to production
  • You'll improve our remote cloud development environment (we use Coder, and you can read more about it here:
  • You'll provide fast and stable builds across our entire tech stack using tools like Bazel, Docker, Nix, and K8s
  • You'll build the core libraries and CLI frameworks that provide a unified tooling ecosystem
  • You'll refine our existing build, test, and deploy tools or building them from the ground up
What you should have
  • 7+ years of experience in software development with a focus on tooling, infrastructure, and automation
  • Led a reasonably sized project with a group of 4+ engineers
  • Expertise and empathy when troubleshooting issues with customer engineering teams
  • Experience developing in cloud-based environments (we use Google Cloud)
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code tooling (we use Terraform)
  • Experience with CI, build, and deployment technologies like Buildkite, Docker, Kubernetes, Bazel, and Terraform
  • Broad experience across many domains and technologies and comfort in diving into something new
Bonus Points
  • You’ve built open source software integrated by other developers
  • You obsess over and nerd out over your own development workflow (keyboards, dotfiles, editors, window managers, and the like)
  • You’ve used nix or other declarative build systems like it
  • You’ve worked on developer tooling across MacOS, Windows, and Linux
  • You’ve worked with a security engineering team to threat model your work


The US base salary range for this full-time position is $223,000 to $245,500 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role and level. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include equity, or benefits.

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About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends come together to hang out, have fun, and play games. With over 150 million monthly users, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.