Software Engineer - Voice & Video Infrastructure

Remote, San Francisco, California, United States

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Join us to work on our Voice & Video infrastructure! Our team's mission is to deliver a reliable low latency voice and video service for our users, no matter where they are. Practically speaking, it means we design and operate the core systems that our 150M users use to chat live with their friends on Discord. As a Software Engineer in the Voice & Video Infrastructure team you will report to the manager of the Chat Infrastructure group.

You Will:

  • Build and operate large-scale backend systems.
  • Work with product teams to create new features.
  • Ensure that our systems are reliable and that Discord just works.
  • Write code but also manage our infrastructure.
  • Work with an accomplished team of engineers who have built one of the largest Voice & Video platforms in the world.

Must Have:

  • 2+ years of experience working with backend systems.
  • Experience in infrastructure and/or C++ (we'll teach you the missing part!)
  • Comfortable reading and writing code in large existing codebases
  • You excel in undefined environments and get excited about finding solutions to complex technical challenges
  • You understand the basics of observability and monitoring.

Goot to Have:

  • Experience with Elixir, Erlang or Rust.
  • Experience building Audio/Video technology
  • Knowledge of DevOps tools like Salt, Terraform or Kubernetes.
  • You have built or contributed to open source projects.

Our Benefits:

  • We take care of our team with comprehensive Medical (HMO or PPO), Dental, and Vision plans at no cost for employees
  • Paid leave for new parents and 14-days PTO
  • Fully subsidized commuter and parking benefit
  • Gym allowance
  • Awesome daily catered lunches and snacks

About Us:

Gamers, nerds, moms, dads, engineers, designers, marketers, support. Discord is a small group of passionate gamers whose mission is to bring people together around games. Diversity and inclusiveness are a critical part of how we get there. We believe that with diversity comes a better product, better decisions, and a better work environment. Everyone here is committed to making Discord representative of the world we want to live and play in.

We know that diverse teams make better products, better decisions, and foster a better work environment. As we continue to grow, our values keep us dedicated to building a company that is representative of the world we live and play in. We'd love your help. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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