San Francisco, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Nov 8

Discord is looking for highly technical, creative and forward-thinking engineer to join our Foundations and Performance team. This team at Discord is responsible for unlocking foundational capabilities that facilitate Discord’s User Interface to be performant and reliable across all platforms. Checkout the most recent project from our team at The team’s mission is to give our users the utmost confidence that our front-end user experience is outstanding. You can learn more about what we have going on at Discord on our blog (

What you'll be doing
  • Work across iOS, Android, and web to guarantee a reliable and performant experience for all our users.
  • Lead in adopting the latest frameworks and architectural patterns that will enhance the end user experience.
  • Build internal tools to empower all of engineering to create performant features
  • Address performance issues either in a foundational manner or by collaborating with product area experts.
  • Architect elegant and maintainable code with a focus on autonomy and support from the team.
  • Work with empathetic and smart engineers who believe in creating a place of belonging for everyone.
What you should have
  • 4+ years experience working on large, cross-platform software projects.
  • Familiarity with web (React, TypeScript) or iOS (React Native, Objective-C, Swift). We're a cross-platform team and believe that engineers should be empowered to work across a variety of tech stacks. The stacks you don't know, we'll teach you!
  • Knowledge of performance metrics such as CPU and memory usage.
  • You enjoy coming up with pragmatic solutions to concrete problems using first principles thinking.
  • Maintain a high degree of empathy for your internal and external users and seek feedback from them about your work..
  • You have strong communication skills and thrive in small, collaborative, energetic teams.
Bonus Points
  • Have experience leading or being part of a large scale migration.

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).

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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