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

At Discord, we ask our users to “Imagine a Place”. But developers don’t just imagine — they build! The Apps User Experience team is the bridge that enables millions of people to manage communities, play games with friends, listen to music, and so much more. No matter the use case, our rich app ecosystem ensures that users can have unique and memorable experiences on Discord.

We’re looking for a highly technical, hands-on, and mission-driven Engineering Manager to lead our Apps User Experience team to help us take apps on Discord to the next level. As a manager, you will have significant leadership and impact on the evolution of how users interact with bots on Discord.

If that sounds exciting to you, read on!

What you’ll do

  • Build exceptional teams of highly-engaged engineers by hiring, coaching, and instilling a sense of ownership and impact, directly and through your managers
  • Work with Product, Design, and Marketing to define your team’s vision and roadmap by thoroughly understanding developer and user needs
  • Leverage your technical expertise to constantly raise the bar and ensure your team delivers extraordinary results at the high technical level we set
  • Make sound first-principle decisions around resourcing, and making the rationale clear to partners and team members
  • Partner with your director on strategic planning and to continuously improve the Engineering organization and uphold our workplace philosophy

Who you are

  • You have 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer.
  • You have 2+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager
  • You are a first principles thinker that can work with others to come up with pragmatic solutions.
  • You have a strong product sense and take pride in understanding your customers.
  • You are motivated to help your team members succeed and have experience developing and growing engineers.
  • Code doesn’t scare you — you are still an engineer even if you don’t do it all the time.

Bonus Points

  • You’ve shipped applications built on top of developer APIs.
  • You have opinions on how companies can collaborate with external developers.
  • You’ve built a Discord bot before.

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!