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Senior Software Engineer - iOS Foundations & Performance

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🌎 Remote (USA)

Our foundations and performance team does groundbreaking work and research to unlock user-perceived performance and developer ergonomics - that is, we make the experience of Discord engineers the best it can be, both by making long-term improvements to the foundations and conventions of our codebase, and by providing in-depth technical leadership daily.

Our iOS app is a balance of Objective-C and Swift (brackets be gone!) and React Native. We believe in picking the best tool for the job, where performance is critical, we use native code. (For example, our main messaging UI is written entirely in native code). We use React Native to speed up our development by sharing code with our web app and empowering web engineers to build their projects on all platforms- freeing our specialists to focus on hard problems.

You Will:

  • Lead our ongoing work on our iOS app (React Native, Objective-C, and Swift) as the iOS expert for Discord.
  • Architect elegant and maintable code. You will be autonomous and will help guide other teams.
  • Continue our quest to have a highly performant iOS app. You'll lead the way!
  • Guide and improve the technical direction of mobile, bolstering the technical foundation, improving performance, and re-architecting.
  • Lead experimental technical projects to solve pain points for other engineers and our users.

You Have:

  • Experience with React Native, TypeScript, Objective-C, or Swift. Ideally, you've got experience with all of these technologies, but what you don't know, we can teach you!
  • Experience developing and shipping real-world iPhone and/or iPad applications (or personal side projects that contribute to the iOS community with a shown passion for engineering and product sense).
  • Strong product sense and pursuit for good user experience.
  • Experience setting the technical roadmap for a team.

Bonus Points:

  • Shipped products across multiple platforms (web, iOS, and Android).
  • A history of open-source contributions to community libraries and tools.

Our Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance (options for individual and/or family, including One Medical membership for health) and Disability benefits
  • Commuter subsidies, healthcare and/or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 4 weeks of PTO (alongside 14 paid holidays and use-what-you-need sick days)
  • Parental Leave
  • Well-being programs, including fitness allowance (we have yoga once a week in our office!)
  • 401(K) plans
  • Catered lunches Monday-Friday and a fully-stocked kitchen (snacks and beverages galore!)
  • Regular company and team social events such as game nights, happy hours and events
  • An annual desk fund to make your space truly yours
  • Headphone allowance
  • Internal Learning and Development workshops to help with continued personal and professional growth

About Us

Friends, coworkers, gamers, nerds, moms, dads, engineers, designers, marketers, support. Originally, we created Discord to help people come together around games. It's been amazing to watch it grow into what it is today - a place where millions of diverse communities exist and people connect with old friends and new. Diversity and inclusiveness are a critical part of how we get to what's next. We believe that with diversity comes a better product, better decisions, and a better work environment. As we continue to grow, our values keep us dedicated to building a company that is representative of the world we live and play in.

Discord is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.