Senior Software Engineer - Visual Detection
As a Visual Detection Engineer, you will keep Discord users safe by building systems, infrastructure, and pipelines to understand, detect, and remove harmful visual content on the platform. Our work supports proactive efforts by our Trust & Safety teams and enables safety-first product development, safeguarding the experience of our users who love Discord. You will be reporting to the Engineering Lead of Visual Detection.
Expand the capabilities, coverage, and accuracy of our in-house visual detection pipelines written in Python and Rust
Use detection signals to implement nuanced enforcement options based on harm and confidence levels
Facilitate understanding of abuse data through systemic instrumentation of outcomes to construct new detection methods and improve existing ones
Build scalable, self-regulating systems to improve coverage while minimizing false positives
Collaborate with safety, machine learning, and product teams to build proactive and reactive solutions to keep our users safe
4+ years experience building scalable backend systems in Python, Rust, or other similar language
2+ years experience debugging and maintaining live production systems on Kubernetes
Experience with relational databases such as Postgres
Experience working on cross-team efforts to define requirements and build complex systems
Experience integrating with external APIs and industry partners
New York City residents only: Minimum salary of $186,000/year + equity and benefits *Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law
Colorado residents only: Minimum salary of $148,800 /year + equity and benefits *Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20).
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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
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!