Discord

Lead Software Engineer - Data Infrastructure at Discord

San Francisco · Full Time
Discord is the all-in-one voice, video and text chat app designed specifically for gamers. It's free, secure, and works on both desktop and phone. Read More
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Job Description

Be one of the founding members of our data team and develop Discord's next gen data platform. Help us build scalable distributed systems like you’d construct additional pylons in your base. You build those in your sleep, amirite?

What you'll be doing
-You’ll be one of the first members of our Data team. Build the vision and help define the architecture of our new Data platform.
-Help us build a robust and scaleable foundation for data, from logging to streaming pipelines, ETL & data consumers.
-Own and operate our entire data stack using modern technologies such as Apache Beam, Pub/Sub and Airflow.
-Work closely with our engineers, data scientists and analysts to optimize our data pipelines and establish best practices for table schemas, data models and data storage.
-Build efficient solutions on top of GCP and AWS using Python, Scala and Go.

What you should have
-Minimum of 4 years experience building scalable backend systems.
-Experience working on, and deploying, large scale systems in Python, Go, Scala/Java, or other similar languages.
-Experience working with and managing varied forms of distributed data systems such as Kafka, Storm or Spark.
-Love to work with high volume heterogeneous data and distributed systems.
-Self-motivation and the ability to take a high-level goal and deliver shippable code.

Bonus Points
-Proven track record of working with terabyte or petabyte-scale data infrastructure.
-Love to work with high volume heterogeneous data and distributed systems.
-Experience working with varied data applications and databases, such as Hadoop, Druid, Spark or Redshift.
-Expert knowledge of SQL, MapReduce and/or statistics scripting tools (i.e. R).
-BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field.
-Godlike pylon construction skills.

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What We're Building

Discord is the all-in-one voice, video and text chat app designed specifically for gamers. It's free, secure, and works on both desktop and phone.

Discord's mission is to bring people together around games. Diversity and inclusiveness are a critical part of how we get there. Everyone here believes that with diversity comes a better product, better decisions, and a better work environment. We are committed to making Discord representative of the world we want to live and play in.

Two hundred seventy million PC gamers use chat apps to communicate while playing online games. As gamers, we got fed up with many of these chat tools and decided to fix the problem ourselves. As a result, we've built the best all-in-one voice and text chat app for gamers. Fortunately, a lot of people love it.

Discord currently has 87 million registered users with over 14 million Daily Active Users. The service sees 9.5 billion messages posted a month, 1.5M new users per week and in 130 countries.

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