• Locations
    • Remote
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • Jan. 12, 2022
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

At the heart of Discord’s communities are our users who talk and hang out in them every day. The Activities group unlocks infinite activities inside Discord, from music and games to events and beyond.

Discord is looking for a highly technical, creative, hands-on, and mission-focused Engineering Manager to join the Activities Studio team. You will oversee engineers building out games and activities used by millions across Discord.

What you’ll do

  • Develop the careers of the engineers through coaching and finding opportunities that support their technical skillset and goals.
  • Use your technical expertise to constantly raise the bar and ensure your team achieves extraordinary results at the high technical level we set.
  • Develop insights into issues slowing down the team and develop processes and workflows to enable the team to deliver its goals.
  • Build engaged teams by coaching, and instilling a sense of ownership and impact in your engineers.
  • Work cross-functionally with the Activities Studio disciplines from game design, art, animation, production and QA to achieve the best games and activity experiences.
  • Partner with Activities Platform leadership on strategic planning and improve the Engineering organization while upholding our workplace philosophy.

What we look for

  • You have 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer.
  • You have 2+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager and have managed a team of 5+ Software Engineers.
  • You have an understanding of web development principles, technologies and tools.
  • You have experience in game development.
  • You are motivated to help your team members succeed through coaching and mentoring.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and get excited about working collaboratively to figure out solutions to complex problems, and then executing on them.
  • You have a product sense and take pride in understanding your customers.
  • You keep up with the industry trends and can assess new technologies that can help us better solve problems.
  • 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!