Software Engineer, Communities

Jul 14, 2023
Abou el Hassan, Algeria
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Communities play a huge part in Discord's mission. Millions of people come to Discord every day to hang out in communities for all kinds of interests, from K-pop fandoms to Houseplant enthusiasts to Generative AI communities. Some of these communities have thousands or even millions of members, and the Communities Team at Discord is working on improving the experience for members of these large communities. We’ve built features like Forums, Community Onboarding, and Server Guide to help our community members join and engage successfully.


We are looking for full stack engineers who love building new delightful new products to join our team and help Discord communities be the best place to hang out on the Internet.

What you'll be doing

  • Build new features across our mobile and desktop clients that improve the core Discord experience for new and existing users 
  • Work on the end-to-end experience, including React/React Native frontend, Python APIs, and more 
  • Architect elegant and maintainable code with a focus on autonomy and support from the team 
  • Collaborate with product management, design, data, and marketing teams to build and launch new products that best help our users have a great experience on Discord
  • Work closely with other passionate and experienced engineers to build great products and level up your engineering skills

What you should have

  • 2+ years of full-stack experience. We’re a multi-platform team, so it’s important to have a solid understanding of the development frameworks and fundamentals of one or more of our platforms. Our team writes lots of front-end code in React/React Native/Typescript, builds new APIs in Python, and occasionally dips our toes in building new backend infrastructure in Rust and Elixir or native mobile code in Objective-C or Kotlin. We don’t expect everyone to be an expert in all of these, but if you’re excited to learn more of these we’re excited to help you learn!
  • Experience building and shipping consumer-facing products. Engineers on our team are given responsibility for end-to-end execution of new features. Your product instincts and experience will help us ship the highest quality experience.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with designers, product managers, and others. We’re looking for team players who can work closely with cross-functional partners to ideate, plan, and execute projects with high impact on our team goals. Our team collaborates closely with design, data science, product marketing, and more.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $165,000 to $178,000 + 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.



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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