Senior Software Engineer Portals


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Are you a User Experience Artisan with a flare for integrating APIs and data? Can you translate requests from technical and non-technical customers into clear reusable workflows? Are you motivated by working closely with internal customers and love seeing them succeed? If so, the Portals team could be a great fit for you!

Portals Engineers build the primitives that empower Discordians to bring ideas to life! We partner with teams across the organization in a dynamic environment. One week you might be working with Product teams to put them in the drivers seat to roll out a hot new feature or trying to make it easier to count all our Nickels, Gems and Coins with the Nitro/Revenue teams. Other weeks you might be helping arm our Trust & Safety Teams with the tools they need to protect each and every discord user!

What you'll be doing

  • Building infrastructure, API, and UI primitives that other engineering teams leverage to build and ship internal products.
  • Migrating parts of an outdated internal Admin platform towards cutting-edge platforms like Retool, Backstage.io, and Clutch.sh.
  • Collaborating with technical customers, learning their pain points, and removing friction from the developer experience of build and shipping internal business logic.
  • Setting standards and best practices and writing documentation on how to best leverage the Platform that you continue to build and iterate on.
  • Developing new build and deployment infrastructure
  • Coach and mentor other team members as we continue to scale the Portals team.

What you should have

  • 4+ years of experience as a software engineer working in web technologies (React, TypeScript, Python API).
  • Experience building and shipping internal or external product features. We do far more than build static pages.
  • Experience with databases like Cassandra, Postgres, BigQuery, and Dynamo.
  • Experience with backend web frameworks, such as Flask and Django.
  • A keen eye for for effective visuals and a delightful user experience.
  • Empathy for customer needs and pain and a passion for building tools and technology that help them succeed.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Retool and other low-code environments.
  • Experience with CI and containerization technologies Buildkite, K8s, and Docker.
  • Often think with portals.

New York City only Minimum salary of $218,300/year + equity and benefits. Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law. Colorado only. Minimum salary of $196,470/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!

Company name: Discord
Remote job title: Senior Software Engineer Portals

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