Engineering Manager, Data Infrastructure

Jun 08, 2022
San Francisco, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

The Data Infrastructure team builds data pipelines to reliably collect, privatize, and process billions of product activity events every day. We operate a petabyte-scale data warehouse and provide tools that empower the machine learning, data science, experimentation, data products, and business analysis teams at Discord. Our work enables user privacy and product features; and is foundational to making Discord a safer place to talk, hang out with your friends, and belong.


Discord is looking for a highly technical, hands-on, and mission-driven Engineering Manager to lead a team within Data Infrastructure to help us scale to the next level. As a manager you will have significant leadership and outsize influence on the evolution of the infrastructure underlying Discord’s Data Platform.

If that sounds exciting to you, read on!

What you'll be doing

  • Build and lead a team of highly-engaged engineers by hiring, coaching, and instilling a sense of ownership and impact.
  • Own the vision and roadmap for a Data Infrastructure team by working with your team and partners across the company.
  • Manage processes and use your technical expertise to continually ensure that your team achieves extraordinary results.
  • Work with other Engineering Managers to continuously improve the Engineering organization and uphold our workplace philosophy.

What you should have

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer.
  • 3+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager and successfully managed a team of 5+ Software Engineers.
  • Passion for growing engineers and coordinating with a variety of teams throughout the company.
  • Ability to come up with pragmatic solutions to concrete problems using first principles thinking.
  • Experience building and operating complex distributed data systems deployed at scale.
  • Experience with open source and managed big data services like Kafka, Spark, Flink, Cassandra, Hadoop, etc.
  • Experience with modern cloud platforms like Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services


New York City residents only: Minimum salary of $206,000/year + equity and benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law.

Colorado residents only: Minimum salary of $164,800 /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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