Senior Product Security Engineer, Security Features

Jun 27, 2024
San Francisco, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

This position is US based only.

Discord empowers people to create spaces where they can find a sense of belonging in their lives. Millions of people trust Discord to keep their communications secure, private, and out of the hands of evildoers, so security and privacy are necessary to Discord's success.

We are looking for a Security Engineer reporting to the Product Security Engineering Manager to join our team in building a secure and protected platform for Discord's users. If you are an Engineer with a wealth of experience making the secure way the easy way, a deep sense of curiosity, and an endless desire to improve Discord, read on!

What you'll do

  • Join an engineering team developing and implementing full-stack, user-facing security solutions in Discord to protect hundreds of millions of users
  • Build security controls tools that emphasize self-service, automation, and performance to help identify and mitigate security flaws.
  • Improve, operate, and maintain security critical services such as authentication and authorization
  • Partner with Product Teams to deliver secure features
  • Identify and design solutions for new user security concerns or weaknesses
  • Research and implement new security capabilities for the Discord platform

Who you are

  • You have 5+ years experience securing production applications.
  • You have 3+ years of experience programming in at least one general purpose programming language (e.g. Python, Rust).
  • You are comfortable developing on iOS and/or Android
  • You have experience leading security projects with a cross-functional group.
  • You have experience operating in cloud-based environments (we use Google Cloud, but experience with other platforms is ok too).
  • You are comfortable reasoning about the security of complex systems, even if they contain components you aren't familiar with.

Bonus points

  • Experience programming in at least one systems programming language (e.g. C, C++).
  • Previous experience working in a development or engineering team
  • Experience developing, operating, and debugging production systems.
  • Familiarity with common application vulnerabilities on the platforms Discord ships on (that's all of them).


The US base salary range for this full-time position is $183,000 to $201,500 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role and level. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include equity, or benefits.


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Discord is an equal opportunity employer that believes diversity inspires creativity and innovation. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where employees can do their best work free of harassment or discrimination, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or any other protected characteristics or identities. We encourage all candidates to apply for roles where they may make the most impact.

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends come together to hang out, have fun, and play games. With over 150 million monthly users, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord 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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