• Locations
    • Remote
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • Jan. 12, 2022
  • Function
  • Data Science
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

Discord is looking for experienced and passionate data engineers to join our Data team! As one of the early data engineers at Discord, you’ll have an outsized impact on our data foundations. Data Engineers at Discord collaborate with data science and engineering teams to design, build, and scale high-leverage datasets that enable analytics, modeling, and experimentation. These critical datasets directly inform how we identify opportunities, measure success, and drive decision making. If this sounds exciting to you and you’re passionate about data, impact, and working on an amazing team, read on!

What you’ll be doing

  • Create and maintain data pipelines and foundational datasets to support analytics, modeling, experimentation, and product/business needs
  • Design and build database architectures with massive and complex data, balancing ergonomic benefits with computational load and cost
  • Collaborate closely with data science and engineering teams to improve the coverage, accuracy, and reliability of instrumentation
  • Develop audits for data quality at scale, implementing alerting and anomaly detection as necessary
  • Create scalable dashboards and reports to support business objectives and enable data-driven decision making
  • Partner with data scientists, engineers, and product teams to accomplish all of the above!

You’ll Thrive In This Role If (not hard qualifications - if you’re not sure, please apply!)

  • 4+ years of experience building data pipelines in production with deep knowledge of performant scalable patterns
  • 4+ years of experience in designing, developing, and maintaining robust data models from structured and unstructured sources
  • 4+ years of experience writing accurate and effective code in SQL and Python
  • Experience implementing and monitoring audits for data quality with massive data sets (e.g. billions of rows)
  • Experience proactively identifying opportunities to improve ETL & dashboard performance and cost
  • Experience leveraging your excellent communication skills to thrive in ambiguous environments where problems are not well-defined and evolve quickly
  • A desire to work with amazing, passionate people who care deeply about solving challenging problems to improve Discord. Last but not least - a collaborative attitude and a healthy dose of natural curiosity!

Bonus Points

  • Passion for Discord or online communities
  • Experience owning and proactively improving the data models for a functional area
  • Experience collaborating directly with data science and product engineering teams
  • Experience with modern data storage and processing technologies (i.e. BigQuery SQL, Looker, Airflow, and DBT or similar)
  • Experience with designing data architecture to power a variety of use cases, including experimentation

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 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. If this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!