San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 07/03/2024
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 444 De Haro St, San Francisco, CA , 94107
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

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 about giving people the power to create space to find belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord.

The focus of Safety Platform is to make Discord’s users safer by creating scalable and proactive systems to limit bad actors across the platform. Keeping users safe is an essential contributor to growth at Discord which is why the output of this team is so important. We are looking for a technical, metrics-driven and hands-on Engineering manager to lead this team. This team is the glue that holds Safety features together, building product infra that powers frontend, user-facing features including settings, NUX, block/mute and reports as well as gathering signals for ML models to detect harm and taking interventions to keep Discord safe for everyone.


What You'll Be Doing

  • Supporting a team of talented, 8-10 Engineers including a Staff Engineer
  • Owning our in-house, real-time abuse detection platform written in Python and Rust
  • Working with Product, Data Science, and ML to develop reusable services or architectures
  • Building out the signals, datasets, and databases to support our informational needs
  • Expanding and deploying internal APIs to combat abusive content
  • Maintain operations for our infrastructure on Kubernetes
  • Move quickly to respond to the moving target of abuse on Discord

What you should have

  • 5+ years experience building scalable backend or real-time data systems
  • 2+ years experience as an Engineering Manager
  • Experience operating and deploying large-scale distributed systems, including Kubernetes experience.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well cross-functionally
  • Ability to work with others to create pragmatic solutions — and then evolve and generalize them.
  • Confidence to dive deep into the technical details and challenge designs or solutions.

Bonus Points

  • Experience in touching the whole cloud infrastructure stack - from disks to networking to permissions.
  • Experience with data warehouses like Druid, BigQuery, or Redshift
  • Prior experience working in the Safety domain
  • You have a strong moral compass that navigates and motivates you


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.

Please see our Applicant and Candidate Privacy Policy for details regarding Discord's collection and use of personal information relating to the application and recruitment process by clicking here. 

Discord is an equal opportunity employer that believes diversity inspires creativity and innovation. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where employees can do their best work free of harassment or discrimination, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or any other protected characteristics or identities. We encourage all candidates to apply for roles where they may make the most impact.

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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