Staff Software Engineer - iOS Foundations & Performance

| San Francisco | Remote
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Our foundations and performance team does groundbreaking work and research to unlock user-perceived performance and developer ergonomics - that is, we make the experience of Discord engineers the best it can be, both by making long-term improvements to the foundations and conventions of our codebase, and by providing in-depth technical leadership daily.
Our iOS app is a balance of Objective-C and Swift (brackets be gone!) and React Native. We believe in picking the best tool for the job, where performance is critical, we use native code. (For example, our main messaging UI is written entirely in native code). We use React Native to speed up our development by sharing code with our web app and empowering web engineers to build their projects on all platforms- freeing our specialists to focus on hard problems. You Will: 
  • Lead our ongoing work on our iOS app (React Native, Objective-C, and Swift) as the iOS expert for Discord.
  • Architect elegant and maintable code. You will be autonomous and will help guide other teams.
  • Continue our quest to have a highly performant iOS app. You'll lead the way!
  • Guide and improve the technical direction of mobile, bolstering the technical foundation, improving performance, and re-architecting.
  • Lead experimental technical projects to solve pain points for other engineers and our users.
You Have:
  • Experience with React Native, TypeScript, Objective-C, or Swift. Ideally, you've got experience with all of these technologies, but what you don't know, we can teach you!
  • Experience developing and shipping real-world iPhone and/or iPad applications (or personal side projects that contribute to the iOS community with a shown passion for engineering and product sense). 
  • Strong product sense and pursuit for good user experience.
  • Experience setting the technical roadmap for a team. 
Bonus Points: 
  • Shipped products across multiple platforms (web, iOS, and Android).
  • A history of open-source contributions to community libraries and tools.
Our Benefits:
  • Medical insurance including Health, Dental, Vision 
  • 18 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

Friends, coworkers, gamers, nerds, moms, dads, engineers, designers, marketers, support. Originally, 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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