Senior Software Engineer - Android


  • Location
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • 24 Mar 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

Our mobile engineers are dedicated to continually building new features for the tens of millions of people using our app every day. Come help us build the Android version of a voice and text chat app that helps create meaningful relationships with each other! This will be an opportunity to shape the foundation and future of Android at Discord.

Discord is home to passionate people who value our mission — bringing people together around games. Diversity and inclusiveness are a critical part of how we get there. We believe that with diversity comes a better product, better decisions, and a better work environment. Everyone here is committed to making Discord representative of the world we want to live and play in.

Our small, but mighty mobile team are passionate about developing well-designed, scalable software that will create conversations, communities, and a place for belonging to our millions of users - while maintaining good work/life balance. We believe that a clean, simple, and elegant interface is pivotal to achieving the best user experience.

We’re looking for product-driven, thoughtful mobile engineers who have strong attention to detail, strong understanding of UX design, and very importantly, compassion for our users. We encourage our engineers to follow their interests while maintaining real ownership over their work.

What you'll be doing

  • Build new features (while squashing bugs) for our growing Android app to extend device support across the Android ecosystem.
  • Work on meaningful, large-scale, mobile-first initiatives to allow for users to have more delightful conversations, enjoy game perks (coming soon!), and support the product.
  • Architect elegant and maintainable code with a focus on autonomy and support from the team.
  • Build intuitive features to improve the experience specifically for mobile users (this is still an open ended problem here! Help us come up with great new ideas).
  • Collaborate with design, data, and business teams to build beautiful interfaces that look great and run smoothly.
  • Proactively drive and improve the technical direction of mobile, bolstering the technical foundational, improving performance, and re-architecting as needed.

What you should have

A solid understanding of Android development frameworks and app fundamentals, RxJava (Android uses this extensively), Kotlin (not required, but our app is mostly Kotlin!), and functional reactive programming patterns.

Experience developing and shipping real-world Android applications - bonus points for complementing experience building modern front-end SPAs (or personal side projects that contribute to the)) Android community with a shown passion for engineering and product sense).

Excellent attention to detail and an eye for visuals. Design skills are not required but you should be able to critique and modify existing designs.

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance (options for individual and/or family, including One Medical membership for health) and Disability benefits
  • Commuter subsidies, healthcare and/or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 4 weeks of PTO (alongside 14 paid holidays and use-what-you-need sick days)

Parental Leave

  • Well-being programs, including fitness allowance (we have yoga once a week in our office!)
  • 401(K) plans
  • Catered lunches Monday-Friday and a fully-stocked kitchen (snacks and beverages galore!)
  • Regular company and team social events such as game nights, happy hours and events
  • An annual desk fund to make your space truly yours

Headphone allowance

Internal Learning and Development workshops to help with continued personal and professional growth