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Staff Software Engineer, Developer Platforms



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Are you interested in a career that sits at the nexus of deep technical immersion in automation, observability, production engineering, and site reliability, while at the same time showing up as an involved, engaged, and compassionate people leader of a largely distributed team?
If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you as Engineering Manager for our Platform Engineering team.

As an Engineering Manager, you will lead and guide the team responsible for building the systems and infrastructure underpinning our traffic and ingress infrastructure, observability platforms, and container configuration & deployment automation.

You will

  • Partner with strong technical leads to define the roadmap and vision for the team
  • Tackle interesting scaling and automation challenges
  • Delight our customers while defining the team’s operating rhythm
  • Build robust and scalable traffic management solutions
  • Collaborate with other engineering leaders to simplify our service- and production-change-management infrastructure
  • Own the vendor relationships for third-party tooling and services (eg. Datadog, PagerDuty, Cloudflare)
  • Take an active role in the technical direction of our services
  • Ensure Discord just works

You need

  • 4+ years of experience as a Software/Site Reliability Engineer
  • 3+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager
  • Experience leading projects requiring coordination across many teams
  • Experience building high-performing teams
  • Interest in cloud infrastructure and a desire to stay up-to-date with industry trends

Additional Information

  • Our systems are written in Python and Rust
  • We deploy our infrastructure in Google Cloud and Cloudflare
  • The team is distributed, with some people working in the Bay Area and others working remotely across North America

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $214,000 to $233,000 + 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.

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)
  • Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends
  • 14+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days
  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)
  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)
  • Volunteer time off
  • A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups
  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees

About Us

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. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, 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!