Staff Software Engineer - Nitro Expression
Discord is looking for a technical, creative, motivated and mission-focused Senior Engineer to help scale our technology and premium products. You will work with teams across the Premium Products organization such as Engineering, Product, Data Science, Design, Marketing, and Customer Success to build fun, creative, and premium ways for users to express themselves while talking and hanging out on Discord.
Our mission is to empower our users to express themselves authentically through emoji, stickers, and other creative media ecosystems that exist on our platform. You will be reporting directly to the Engineering Manager of Nitro Expression.
To learn more about Discord Engineering, read our engineering blog here!
What you'll be doing
- Build premium features across our iOS, Android, Web apps. We work across the stack, but it’s ok if you don’t know all of our technology on day one!
- Architect elegant and maintainable code with a focus on autonomy and support from the team.
- Work with product, design, data, and marketing teams to build premium experiences for our users.
- Use experiments and user research to iterate and learn.
Things we look for
- We're a multi-platform team, so it's important to have a solid understanding of the development frameworks and fundamentals of one or more of our platforms: web (React, TypeScript), Android (React Native, Kotlin), iOS (React Native, Objective-C, Swift), and backend (Python and some Elixir).
- You have an eye for what changes can bring a product from good to great. You collaborate closely with product managers, designers, analysts, and other engineers to define great solutions to business problems
- You understand the craft of software development and can level up those around you.
- You believe in solving a problem completely rather than simply shipping a solution. You operate autonomously and follow through on your commitments.
- Experience making hard tradeoffs between important goals to get the right things built quickly
- Experience with mobile app development
- Experience designing backend systems to support features at scale
Benefits and Perks
- Medical insurance including Health, Dental, Vision
- 13 paid holidays
- Unlimited sick days
- Parental Leave and fertility benefits
- Transgender benefits
- Supported-employee clubs and Employee Resource Groups
- Commuter Contributions of $270 a month (pretax)
- Daily lunches and unlimited snacks
- Monthly gym and fitness stipend
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
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!