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Staff Software Engineer, Apps Platform



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Discord is about giving people the power to create space to find belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord.

The Apps team, within Platform Ecosystem, empowers external developers to build creative and diverse experiences for our users. Millions of people use apps on Discord every day to play games with friends, manage communities, listen to music, and so much more. We are a small but mighty team that supports everything from the most popular bots, fun multi-player activities, and all the platform tools that developers use to build them.

Apps play a huge part in Discord's mission of creating a new kind of place where it’s easy to genuinely communicate, have fun hanging out, and build relationships. We believe developers are the future of Discord and have exciting plans ahead. Come join us and help build the future of our platform󠀡!

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 with the Apps team within Platform Ecosystem to build & maintain SDKs, APIs, UI/UX and other platform services
  • Collaborate with other staff engineers and partners across the organization to ensure technical understanding to other systems, products, and vision
  • Improvements to features, tools and workflows that empowers public developers to create and configure the latest apps, bots and activities features
  • Collaborate with design, product and other engineers to introduce new features used by our 200M+ monthly active users
  • Participate at all levels of ideation, implementation and release
  • Have a genuine say in the details, and have fun doing it!

What you should have

  • 7+ years full-stack experience. We're a multi-platform team, so it's important to understand the development frameworks and fundamentals of our web platform (React, TypeScript) and backend (Python and a little bit of Rust)
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well cross-functionally.
  • Comfort working with ambiguity and get excited about working collaboratively to better define complex problems, figure out solutions, and then execute on them.
  • Act as a problem-solver, not just a developer. Participate at all levels of ideation, implementation and release.
  • A sense of ownership. You believe in solving a problem completely rather than simply shipping a solution. You can operate autonomously.
  • You actively seek out opportunities to mentor, coach, and sponsor other engineers in their career growth.


The US base salary range for this full-time position is $223,000 to $245,500 + 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.

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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!