Software Engineer

at

Discord

Ready to put yourself forward and become part of the 

Discord

 team?

US Remote

$148k+

500+

Engineering

Highlighted Perks

The Storage Infrastructure team builds and operates large-scale database systems that serve Discord's more than 150M monthly active users. We provide reliable and performant data storage services storing 100s of billions of data points. We're a small team who's work has a huge impact on our company's success and ability to grow. If that sounds exciting to you, read on! **What you'll be doing** - Build and operate reliable transactional data storage services. - Work with product and infrastructure teams to develop storage services that encourage their success. - Exercise "First Principles Thinking" to always bring what matters most to our users. - Work with an experienced team of engineers who have built one of the largest communication platforms in the world.   **What you have** - 2+ years of experience building backend systems and infrastructure - Experience with databases supporting high-availability (Cassandra, DynamoDB, Postgres w/HA, etc) - Knowledge of operating systems and distributed systems fundamentals - Comfortable working in fast paced environments.   **Bonus Points** - Experience with Cassandra or Scylla - Experience with Rust - Experience working with systems deployed in a cloud environment (GCP, AWS, etc.) - Knowledge of DevOps tools like Salt, Terraform or Kubernetes. New York City only: Minimum salary of $165,000/year + equity and benefits  \*Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law Colorado only: Minimum salary of $148,500/year + equity and benefits  \*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20). **Benefits and Perks** - Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures) - Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends - 16+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days  - Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits) - Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid) - Volunteer time off - A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups  - Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees **About Us** Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests — from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations. We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. **So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!**

Full Job Description

The Storage Infrastructure team builds and operates large-scale database systems that serve Discord's more than 150M monthly active users. We provide reliable and performant data storage services storing 100s of billions of data points. We're a small team who's work has a huge impact on our company's success and ability to grow. If that sounds exciting to you, read on! **What you'll be doing** - Build and operate reliable transactional data storage services. - Work with product and infrastructure teams to develop storage services that encourage their success. - Exercise "First Principles Thinking" to always bring what matters most to our users. - Work with an experienced team of engineers who have built one of the largest communication platforms in the world.   **What you have** - 2+ years of experience building backend systems and infrastructure - Experience with databases supporting high-availability (Cassandra, DynamoDB, Postgres w/HA, etc) - Knowledge of operating systems and distributed systems fundamentals - Comfortable working in fast paced environments.   **Bonus Points** - Experience with Cassandra or Scylla - Experience with Rust - Experience working with systems deployed in a cloud environment (GCP, AWS, etc.) - Knowledge of DevOps tools like Salt, Terraform or Kubernetes. New York City only: Minimum salary of $165,000/year + equity and benefits  \*Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law Colorado only: Minimum salary of $148,500/year + equity and benefits  \*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20). **Benefits and Perks** - Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures) - Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends - 16+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days  - Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits) - Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid) - Volunteer time off - A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups  - Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees **About Us** Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests — from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations. We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. **So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!**

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