Senior Software Engineer - Infrastructure

| San Francisco | Remote
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The Infrastructure department powers Discord’s building blocks, including our textual chat platform, audio and video channels, internal tooling, protection against spam and abuse and much more. While being a relatively small group of engineers, the Infrastructure department works on systems of considerable scale. Discord has more than 100M monthly active users and facilitates 4 billion minutes of audio conversations on a daily basis.As an infrastructure engineer, your work will have an immense impact on our company’s success and ability to grow, but will also directly influence how communities around the world communicate!What you'll be doing
  • Build the foundation of Discord’s technology.
  • Collaborate with product teams to add new features.
  • Ensure our systems are fast and reliable.
  • Exercise First Principles Thinking to always deliver what matters most to our users.
  • Mentor and help grow junior engineers.
  • Work with a talented team of engineers who have built one of the largest communication platforms in the world.
What you should have
  • 4+ years of experience writing and designing backend systems or building the tools that move these systems forward.
  • Experience solving complex distributed system problems.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and alerting best practices.
  • Familiarity with open source software, and a willingness to dig into the source code of a library to find the answer you’re looking for. 
  • Comfortable working in fast paced environments.
Bonus Points
  • Experience with Rust or Elixir.
  • Experience working with NoSQL databases (Cassandra, Scylla etc.) storing 100s of billions of data points.
  • Experience working with systems deployed in a cloud environment (GCP, AWS, etc.)
  • Knowledge of DevOps tools like Salt, Terraform or Kubernetes.
  • You have built or contributed to open source projects.
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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