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

Discord asks the world to Imagine a Place. However, our users don’t just have to imagine - they get to build that place, too. The Apps & API team is the bridge that lets users move from imagining a place to experiencing it. Whether you’re an admin looking for help moderating your server or a user looking for new ways to interact with your friends, Discord apps and bots can enhance that experience to the next level.

We’re looking for a Developer Advocate that can help us grow and support a community with hundreds of thousands of developers around the world as they create new ways to share experiences online. An important part of Developer Advocacy at Discord is establishing meaningful relationships with members of our community. You’ll build these relationships by engaging with questions and ideas during office hours, by building demos and creating content to highlight new features we ship, and by advocating for the interests and feedback from the community to influence our roadmap for what comes next.

What you’ll do

  • Above all else, be the voice that inspires us to constantly improve the experience of our developers on Discord
  • Promote engagement in our community by creating blog posts, improving documentation, and building anything from inspiring demos to unique first-party apps that showcase Discord’s extensibility
  • Host community events, lead technical workshops, give talks, and find delightful, unique ways to bring new developers into the Discord developer ecosystem
  • Become an expert resource for our developer community by learning about our platform’s capabilities and design patterns
  • Build tools and processes to measure community engagement, retention, and sentiment
  • Work with Engineering, Product, Marketing, and other teams to build new features, improve our developer experiences, and grow the app ecosystem
  • Identify opportunities to develop new strategic partnerships, promote unique apps and use-cases, and invest in community-led projects
  • Work with the other leads on the Apps & API team to determine how our team can best work with our developer community, including using insights you gather to directly improve our product roadmap

What you should have

  • A BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant technical experience
  • Ability to discuss or explain technically complicated topics in simple, succinct language
  • A understanding of API design principles and development best-practices
  • Experience collecting, analyzing and discussing data to set and track performance against goals
  • Technical proficiency and effectiveness working with engineers and managers
  • A passion for engaging with other builders

Bonus Points

  • Experience in a Developer Advocacy or Developer Relations role (or similar)
  • Full-stack development experience
  • Experience building on Discord

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!