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 looking for a Senior Staff Engineer to join our Platform Ecosystem team to help lead the next era of Discord’s development platform. You will oversee the technical roadmap for Apps and Activities, working across APIs, SDKs, and Developer tools. You will work with teams across the organization including Engineering, Product, Data Science, Design, Infrastructure, and Customer Success to ensure that the technical strategy meets our goals.

Come help us build the app platform that inspires the next generation of developers at Discord.


What You'll Be Doing

  • Collaborate with leadership and senior engineers to build and improve upon the technical roadmap for Discord’s Developer Platform.
  • Work across Platform Ecosystem teams to design and build SDKs, APIs and platform services.
  • Research and develop important new parts of the platform. Scrutinize and reason on technology and architecture choices, identify tradeoffs and challenges, and get support from the rest of the team.
  • Collaborate with other staff engineers and partners across the organization to ensure technical understanding to other systems, products, and vision.
  • Participate at all levels of ideation, implementation and release.
  • Mentor the next generation of technical leaders at Discord.
  • Have a genuine say in the details, and have fun doing it!

What you should have

  • 8+ years experience as a software engineer, with experience as a technical lead and/or engineering manager.
  • Strong technical depth with JavaScript, with expertise or a desire to learn TypeScript and React.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well cross-functionally.
  • You actively seek out opportunities to mentor, coach, and sponsor other engineers in their career growth.
  • A strong product sense, maintain a high degree of empathy for your internal and external users and seek feedback from them about your work.
  • A strong sense of development ergonomics, and take pride in understanding your engineer customers.
  • Comfort working with ambiguity and get excited about working collaboratively to better define complex problems, figure out solutions, and then execute on them.
  • The ability how to strike a balance between speed and quality of features to create durable technology. You thrive on building scalable systems that are robust, failure-resistant, and easy to maintain.
  • A practice of keeping up with industry trends and assessing new technologies that can help us better solve problems.


The US base salary range for this full-time position is $263,000 to $289,500 + 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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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.