Discord is looking for a creative product oriented engineer to join our team to build high quality, delightful experiences and help uplevel the product craft across the company. The engineer in this role would be collaborating directly with our designers and product managers, building some of the core experiences in Discord such as the mobile design, messaging, voice/video calls, and hanging out. We’re looking for a user experience leader – the kind of person who can prototype concepts in a few hours or spend days perfecting the user interactions and animation curves. We’re looking for someone with strong product opinions that can focus on the minute that builds up to an amazing product and users can fall in love with.
What you'll be doing
Build exceptional high quality products, working directly with design and product teams to define the right solutions and ship delightful experiences
Uplevel the craft of building products at Discord, help build the foundations that allow others to also ship amazing experiences
Be a leader driving exceptional teams of highly-engaged engineers by coaching and instilling a sense of ownership and impact, directly and through your managers
Work with Product, Design, and Marketing to define your team’s vision and roadmap by thoroughly understanding your customers’ needs.
Leverage your technical expertise to constantly raise the bar and ensure your team delivers extraordinary results at the high technical level we set.
Make sound first-principle decisions around resourcing, and making the rationale clear to partners and team members
Partner with your director on strategic planning and to continuously improve the Engineering organization and uphold our workplace philosophy.
What you should have
7+ years Full-stack experience. We're a multi-platform team, so it's important to have a solid understanding of the development frameworks and fundamentals of one or more of our platforms: web (React, TypeScript), and backend (Python and some Elixir).
Excellent attention to detail and an eye for visuals. Design skills are not required but you should be able to critique and modify existing designs.
Mobile experience Android (React Native, Kotlin), iOS (React Native, Objective-C, Swift)
Led large initiatives from inception to launch.
A growth mindset. You view mistakes as learning opportunities and build upon your successes. You challenge yourself and those around you to continuously improve
A focus on impact. You have a sharp eye for what changes can bring a product from good to great. You collaborate closely with product managers, designers, analysts, and other engineers to define great solutions to business problems
A sense of ownership. You believe in solving a problem completely rather than simply shipping a solution. You operate autonomously and follow through on your commitments.
The US base salary range for this full-time position is $214,000 to $233,000 + 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!