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Staff Software Engineer - Applied Machine Learning



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 7, 2023

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. We use Machine Learning across Discord to unlock new possibilities within areas such as user engagement, revenue growth and trust and safety.

We're looking for a highly technical and mission-driven Staff Machine Learning Engineer to leverage ML and AI across our platform. If that sounds exciting to you, read on!

What You'll Do:

  • Build and iterate on new ML-driven products to foster creativity, discovery and engagement on Discord

  • Design and build robust, high-scale machine learning systems that power product features used by millions of users every day

  • Work with Product and Policy teams to create ML-driven systems that adhere to our core values

Who You Are:

  • You have 10+ years of professional experience as a Machine Learning Engineer or Applied Scientist

  • You have demonstrated prior experience in modern NLP, large language models, or Generative AI

  • You are thoughtful about the impact of AI technology and committed to AI safety

  • You’re passionate about applications driven by user feedback and end user experiences

  • You have programming skills in Python and an understanding of software engineering principles, including writing clean, maintainable code and building scalable machine learning services

  • You have experience completing end-to-end complex technical projects. You can take a high-level, ambiguous goal and achieve a shippable solution

  • You have strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate cross-functionally

The US base salary range for this full-time position is ($230,000) to ($256,000) + 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 posting 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
  • 16+ 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!