Senior Software Engineer - Games

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We are looking for an experienced Senior Game Engineer to join our team at Discord Games R&D! Your team will be working on engaging the entire Discord user base with engaging, seamless and fun social games. As a Senior Game Engineer, you will manage the roadmap and implementation of all systems of a game of this scale, including integration with the networking layer.
The projects we're working on are experimental and have the potential to experience explosive growth; we're looking for someone who is willing, able and excited to face those challenges head on!What you'll be doing
  • Research, plan, and quickly develop refined game features
  • Design, build and deploy frontend and backend software components
  • Architect WebGL/Mobile client solutions that provide a fast loading and smooth experience for our players
  • Code and debug both client and back-end software, and maintain it after release
  • Work with a diverse team of designers, engineers, artists, product managers, and system administrators
  • Support content creator team members by always providing workflows and tools to improve their productivity
  • Establish and communicate technical and design requirements to technical and non-technical team members alike
What you should have
  • Appreciation for the uniqueness of others regarding discipline, gender, race and ethnicity
  • 5+ years of game development experience
  • At least one shipped game
  • Experience architecting & building complete systems from concept to release
  • Working knowledge of Unity and Unreal game engines
  • Deep knowledge of many programming languages like C#, C++, Javascript, Python
  • Familiarity with back-end languages such as Rust, Golang, Elixir
  • Extremely proficient in Windows 10 and familiarity with Mac OS and Linux
  • Be excited to learn new technologies and paradigms
  • Can jump into existing code bases and architect ground up solutions
  • Provide and receive feedback in a healthy and professional way
Bonus Points
  • Shipped and supported a live service game
  • Experience with Swift, Objective-C and Java
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, Playfab, and Photon
  • Experience mentoring junior developers
Benefits and Perks
  • Medical insurance including Health, Dental, Vision 
  • 13 paid holidays 
  • Unlimited sick days 
  • Parental Leave and fertility 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 
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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