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
  • 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

At Discord, we believe everyone can find a place where they belong. Our mission is to help make it easy for everyone to find and join meaningful conversations, and to make every part of our product feel smart and delightful.

As Discord scales rapidly, the Experimentation Platform puts data at the heart of its decision-making and growth by enabling rapid and accurate product experimentation. We develop and operate an end-to-end platform that is leveraged by our Machine Learning, Analytics, Engineering, and Product partners. We are a small and growing team; by joining us as an early team member, you will be presented with significant leadership opportunities as we evolve.

We are seeking an experienced Staff Software Engineer to tech-lead the development of Discord's next-generation experimentation platform, including potentially rebuilding parts of the platform from scratch to take it to the next level. You will lead and mentor engineers, fostering their growth and enhancing their skills. To learn more about Discord Engineering in general, read our engineering blog here. If the above sounds exciting to you, read on!

What you'll be doing

  • Design, build, potentially re-build, and support Discord's next generation experimentation platform: scope of work would include core services, data pipelines, configuration tooling, and UX.
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders and customers throughout the company to ensure experiments are well run, and their results are accurately understood.
  • Understand and influence product telemetry practices to support experimentation needs.

You'll Thrive in This Role If...

  • You have 7+ years of experience as a Software Engineer and/or have an educational background in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Physics, Applied Math, or Statistics.
  • Prior experience working on an Experimentation Platform team is required; experience building core parts of experimentation platform from scratch is a huge plus.
  • You have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with leaders in product, data science, and engineering.
  • You thrive in ambiguous environments where the best way forward is unclear, and get excited about figuring out solutions to complex problems, and then executing on them.
  • You have experience building and deploying large-scale distributed systems in a cloud computing environment.
  • You are proficient in Python and SQL. Knowledge of Typescript is a plus.
  • Experience with a variety of datastore, e.g. relational, NoSQL, data warehouse solutions).

Bonus Points

  • Experience with cloud-computing platforms such as Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with modern data processing stacks, e.g. DBT, Dagster, Airflow.
  • Full-stack development or product engineering experience.
  • Deep understanding of statistics, data science, or large scale data processing.

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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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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