Senior Software Engineer - API Platform

San Francisco, California, United States
28 days ago

This position is US based only.

Discord is about giving people the power to create space to find belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord.

The API Platform team is the heart and soul of Discord's HTTP API layer. We juggle a whopping 400,000 requests per second, and tens of thousands of asynchronous jobs. Developing and operating the core components of the API, our work allows internal developers to deliver new features to production, and allows Discord users to send billions of messages each day.

As an API Platform Engineer, you'll report to the Engineering Manager of API Platform within the Core Technology department at Discord. Your role would see you refine our codebase and perfect our infrastructure, work that influences almost every interaction that our users have while using Discord!

What You'll Be Doing

What You'll Have:

Bonus Points

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $183,000-$201,500 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role and level. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related experience, and training . Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include equity, or benefits.


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Discord is an equal opportunity employer that believes diversity inspires creativity and innovation. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where employees can do their best work free of harassment or discrimination, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or any other protected characteristics or identities. We encourage all candidates to apply for roles where they may make the most impact.

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends come together to hang out, have fun, and play games. With over 150 million monthly users, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord 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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