Director of Platform Engineering

| San Francisco
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Discord's internal platform teams are creating the future of how we build and operate Discord. Our mandate includes how infrastructure services get written, deployed, observed, and everything in between.
As head of our platform efforts and reporting to the Head of Infrastructure, you will lead the strategic vision, growth, and organization of our platform teams. You will oversee the entire Engineering organization's ability to build and ship services quickly and safely.If that sounds exciting to you, read on!What you'll be doing
  • Lead multiple teams of by hiring, coaching, and creating an environment that enables success
  • Oversee vision setting and roadmap creation for the internal platforms department by working with your leads, teams, and executive partners across the company
  • Manage processes and use your technical expertise to improve the team and ensure your team achieves extraordinary results
  • Partner with teams across the company to build a platform that supports our Infrastructure, Data, and Product engineering organizations
  • Work with other Directors to improve the Engineering organization and uphold our workplace philosophy
Who You Are
  • You have 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • You have 5+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager and successfully managed groups of 3+ Engineering Managers and 15+ Software Engineers
  • You have 2+ years of experience managing other Managers
  • You have experience hiring and growing senior leaders and managers
  • You enjoy coming up with pragmatic solutions to concrete problems using first principles thinking
  • You are passionate about building a high-functioning organization executing in a high-growth startup
  • You keep up with the industry trends and identify new tools to use to solve technical problems
Bonus Points
  • Experience defining and building new teams and departments from scratch
  • Experience managing vendor relationships, negotiating contracts, and forecasting budgets
  • Experience building high-leverage surfaces in the critical path for all of engineering
  • Experience hiring and executing in fast-growing startups
About Us

Gamers, nerds, moms, dads, engineers, designers, marketers, support. We created Discord to help people come together around games. It's been amazing to watch it grow into what it is today - a place where millions of diverse communities exist and people connect with old friends and new. Diversity and inclusiveness are a critical part of how we get to what's next. We believe that with diversity comes a better product, better decisions, and a better work environment. As we continue to grow, our values keep us dedicated to building a company that is representative of the world we live and play in.

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • React NativeFrameworks

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
Open door policy
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
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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