Senior Software Engineer - Data Platform

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Discord is one of few places that combine who you play games with and how you play those games. We use this data to make Discord the best place to play games with your friends.Join our Data Platform team to build a scalable data platform that powers features and informs teams. Help us build scalable distributed systems like you'd construct additional pylons in your base. You build those in your sleep, amirite?What you'll be doing
  • Help us build a robust and scalable foundation for data, from logging & ingestion to streaming & batch pipelines, as well as the tools that every team uses to interface with it. 
  • Build the platform that empowers our Data Science, Machine Learning & Analytics teams, as well as powers product features used by millions of users every day.
  • Own and operate our entire data stack using modern technologies such as Apache Beam, Kafka, Pub/Sub and Airflow.
  • Work closely with our backend and frontend engineering teams to log & ingest data into our platform and produce a robust high-quality data feed.
  • Build efficient solutions on top of GCP and AWS using Python, Scala and Go.
What you should have
  • Minimum of 4 years experience building scalable backend systems. 
  • Experience working on, and deploying, large-scale systems in Python or Go, Scala/Java, or other similar languages. 
  • Experience working with and managing varied forms of distributed data systems such as Kafka, Storm or Spark. 
  • Love to work with high volume heterogenous data and distributed systems.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to take a high-level goal and deliver shippable code. 
Bonus Points
  • Proven track record of working with petabyte-scale data infrastructure. Discord has plenty of it.
  • Experience working with varied data applications and databases, such as Hadoop, BigQuery, Spark or Redshift.
  • Expert knowledge of SQL, MapReduce and/or statistics scripting tools (i.e. R).
  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field.
  • Godlike pylon construction skills.

Discord is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

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Location

San Francisco's Potrero Hill is centrally located allowing access to great restaurants, bars, and neighborhoods both in the city and around the Bay.

What are Discord Perks + Benefits

Discord Benefits Overview

We think it is important to always be taking care of our team so here are a few of the perks and benefits we offer:
- Medical insurance including Health, Dental, Vision
- Parental Leave and fertility benefits
- Transgender benefits
- Sponsored Employee Resource Groups and Special Interest Clubs
- Daily lunches and unlimited snacks
- Monthly gym and fitness stipend
- Commuter Contributions of $270 a month (pre-tax)

Discord is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
We have recently kicked off required unconscious bias training for the entire company in addition to deeper hiring manager and interview training.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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