Discord is looking for experienced and passionate Machine Learning Data Scientists to join our Data Science team! You'll use your expertise in machine learning to help Discord achieve our mission of providing people with belonging in online communities. If you’re passionate about data, growth, and working on an amazing team, read on and check out our blog about how our team informs strategy & innovation at Discord here!
What you'll be doing
Apply state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to provide a deeper understanding of users, communities, and our product
Build predictive models on massive data sets to support high impact company projects
Brainstorm, communicate, and partner directly with product, engineering, and business teams to improve decision-making and drive impact
Collaborate with data and engineering teams to design scalable primitives and inform our technical infrastructure
What you should have
4+ years of industry experience in developing and productionizing applied machine learning for solving business problems
Expertise and experiences in both supervised and unsupervised learning
Expertise and experiences in neural networks or reinforcement learning
Expertise and experiences in modern NLP, large language models or generative AI
Masters, PhD, or equivalent experience in a quantitative area such as Computer Science, Applied Stats, Math, Astrophysics
Proficiency with Python
Knowledge of SQL
Experience working with machine learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Spark ML, scikit-learn, or related frameworks
Curious, passion for learning, self-motivated, and excited about solving open-ended challenges.
The ability to explain complex findings and technical approaches to a variety of audiences
Desire to work with amazing, passionate all kinds of partners who care about solving challenging problems to improve Discord for its users
Last but not least - a collaborative attitude and natural curiosity!
Expertise and experiences in explainable and trustworthy ML/AI
The US base salary range for this full-time position is $204,000 to $235,000 + 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
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!