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Senior Software Engineer, Communities



Software Engineering
Remote · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2023

Communities play a huge part in Discord's mission. Millions of people come to Discord every day to hang out in communities for all kinds of interests, from servers where thousands of Harry Potter fans connect and geek out, to servers where students practice speaking new languages with native speakers halfway across the world.

At the heart of communities are the admins and moderators who build and run them. The Online Communities Group at Discord is responsible for empowering these creators to build thriving spaces that many people call their second home. We believe helping creators succeed is pivotal to creating more healthy communities.

We’re looking for a passionate Senior Software Engineer to join us in our mission to empower admins and moderators in creating safe and vibrant communities. Learn about one of our core products here:** https://discord.com/blog/automod-launch-automatic-community-moderation

What you'll do

  • Design and implement tools that admins and moderators will use to build communities for millions of Discord users.
  • Pair with engineers on your team to write, review, and ship elegant, scalable, and high quality code.
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, data scientists, and product marketers to cut through ambiguity and build a compelling way forward.

What we look for

  • You have 5+ years of experience as a full stack Software Engineer. Our tech stack is mainly React, TypeScript, and Python. You are comfortable building UIs, APIs, and services that scale.
  • You have strong product sense and maintain a high bar for quality to deliver delightful product experiences.
  • You understand the craft of software development and can level up those around you.
  • You take a holistic approach to problem solving. You believe in solving a problem from first principles rather than simply shipping a solution. You learn from your mistakes and work through obstacles with the rest of the team.

Bonus Points

  • Experience building safety and moderation tools.
  • Experience with mobile app development.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $190,000 to $204,000 + 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
  • 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!