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Discord's goal is to build a platform for communities to flourish and for our users to safely find belonging. Machine learning is critical to achieving our safety goals.

Our Safety Machine Learning team is responsible for building and deploying state of the art detection systems for harmful behavior, fraud, spam, and more. Our team is agile and proactive in addressing adversarial behavior patterns and making our products safe by default. We work closely with cross-functional teams to drive impact at scale.

We're looking for a technical and mission-driven Senior Machine Learning Engineer to oversee end to end ML solutions that prevent abusive content or behaviors. If this sounds exciting to you, read on!

What You'll Be Doing

  • Build and deploy ML systems to prevent abuse, spam, and other forms of malicious behavior

  • Build reusable ML features from user behavior modeling, content understanding, and social graph analysis

  • Design and launch experiments to evaluate the impact of new or updated ML models

  • Develop ML infrastructure with a focus on engineering excellence throughout our systems

  • Collaborate with team members (including product, data science, and engineering) to lead impactful execution

You'll Thrive In This Role If

  • You have 4+ years of experience as a Machine Learning Engineer or Data Scientist

  • You've deployed low latency machine learning systems at scale and have driven execution from ideation to production implementation

  • You have programming skills in Python and an understanding of software engineering principles, including writing clean, maintainable code and building scalable systems

  • You have experience with multiple machine learning tools and libraries, including TensorFlow, PyTorch, and scikit-learn

  • You keep up with the industry trends and identify new techniques to solve current challenge

Bonus Points

  • You've mentored other engineers and driven project execution as a tech lead

  • You've built ML systems with streaming data using technologies like Flink, Beam, PubSub, or Kafka

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 $167,400 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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