• Locations
    • Remote
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • Oct. 7, 2021
  • Function
  • Data Science
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

Data Engineers at Discord are responsible for supporting the data architecture that moves and translates data used to inform our most critical strategic and real-time decisions. In addition to extracting and transforming data, you will be expected to use your expertise to build extensible data models and provide meaningful recommendations regarding best practices and performance enhancements to our partners in analytics, machine learning, and product engineering. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success working with ambiguity and creating impact in a fast-paced environment.

Our work is foundational to company and product strategy — to learn more about Discord Engineering, read our engineering blog here!

What you’ll be doing

  • Work with a team of high-performing data science and analytics professionals and cross-functional teams to identify business opportunities and build scalable data solutions.
  • Ensure best practices and standards in our data ecosystem are shared across teams.
  • Develop subject-matter expertise in relevant business domains.
  • Intelligently design data models for optimal storage and retrieval.
  • Build and maintain efficient & reliable data pipelines to move and transform data.
  • Understand and influence product telemetry practices to support product, analytics, and machine learning needs.

Who you are

  • 4+ years of relevant industry or relevant academia experience working with large amounts of data.
  • Experience with engineering disciplines, systems design, Python, ETL, and Data Modeling.
  • Deep SQL knowledge, including performance optimization, window functions, joins, pivots, and UDFs.
  • Experience with manipulating massive-scale structured and unstructured data.
  • Experience auditing and refactoring existing ETL to improve efficiency while maintaining great ease-of-use.
  • Experience setting up automated systems to monitor data quality and using the information to improve the robustness of pipelines.
  • Experience ingesting data from external and internal disparate sources and creating cohesive easy-to-use data models for downstream use.
  • You thrive in ambiguous environments and get excited about figuring out solutions to complex problems, and then executing on them.
  • You are a first principles thinker that can work with others to come up with pragmatic solutions -- and then evolve and generalize them

Bonus Points

  • Experience in developing data pipelines using Spark, Dataflow, Airflow, BigQuery, and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Understand the Data Lifecycle and concepts such as lineage, governance, privacy, retention, anonymity, etc.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

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
  • 19+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO, use-what-you-need sick days and volunteer time off
  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)
  • Generous stipends for headphones, your remote work setup, and lunch on a daily basis (while we’re all remote)
  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)
  • 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.

In a world of polarization, social curation, and loneliness, Discord is working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider. We believe in the value of genuine human connection, which can so easily be lost online. So we’re building a space where everyone can find belonging from the inside out.