Senior Software Engineer - Data Products


San Francisco, CA, USA

Full time

Apr 21

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Senior Software Engineer - Data Products

San Francisco, CA

Discord's mission is to bring people together around games. Tens of millions of people use Discord everyday to have meaningful interactions, whether that's playing their favorite games together, discussing the latest news on topics they care about, or just hanging out in their shared server space. Over 300 million people have signed up for Discord and we strive to continue building a product and place that connect people.

The Data Products team wants to make the petabytes of data at Discord easily accessible to everyone at the company. We build full-stack applications, tooling, and frameworks to improve the productivity of teams at Discord with strong data needs, in particular our product, analytics, and machine learning teams. Our work is foundational to company and product strategy — to learn more about Discord Engineering, read our engineering blog here!

What you'll be doing
  • Build full-stack applications, tooling, and frameworks to improve the productivity of Discord's product, analytics, and machine learning teams, using modern technologies such as BigQuery, Cassandra, Apache Beam, Pub/Sub, and Airflow. Frontend applications, as applicable, are built on React.
  • Influence product telemetry practices to support product, analytics, and machine learning needs
  • Work with our analytics and data science teams to improve data models for performant storage/retrieval and fulfill important product requirements
  • Contribute to and promote data engineering and governance standards across Discord
What you should have
  • You have 4+ years of experience as a Software Engineer.
  • Experience with at least one of the following languages: Python, Java, Scala.
  • Experience building and deploying large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience or exposure to a variety of datastores (relational, NoSQL, data warehouse solutions).
  • Strong working knowledge of relational databases and query authoring (SQL).
  • You are a first principles thinker that can work with others to create solutions — and then evolve and generalize them.
  • You can take a high-level goal and provide shippable code.
Bonus Points
  • Experience working with very high scale data infrastructure
  • Experience with data products on Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, or Airflow
  • Full-stack development or product engineering experience

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