Director of Engineering, Persistence

Discord
San Francisco, CA or Remote (U.S.)
7 days ago
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Discord is your place to talk. Whether you're part of a school club, gaming group, worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to spend time together, millions of people use Discord every day to create connections, hang out, and talk.

At the core of every product experience is our data and the systems that manage it at scale. The Persistence Infrastructure teams oversee the reliability , performance, and safety of virtually all data we use to provide Discord. We serve millions of queries per second and store petabytes of data across our systems.

We build modern, Rust-based data services that provide battle-hardened abstractions on top of storage systems like ScyllaDB and PostgreSQL. In addition to structured data systems, we manage our scaled ElasticSearch abstractions that power important product features and storage areas like user attachments and other product features. If it's applying application data to power our product, this team has a hand in it!

We're looking for a Director of Engineering who is passionate about building an organization quickly as we scale around it. You will create a vision, creating a strategy, building a motivated team, systems, and features, ideating creative solutions to large-scale problems, and giving Discord the live data systems to help us succeed for decades to come.

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New York City residents only: Minimum salary of $279,000/year + equity and benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law

Colorado residents only: Minimum salary of $251,000/year + equity and benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by by sb19-085(8-5-20).

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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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