Sr. Server Engineer

Location: Downtown Burlingame, central to the Bay Area
Job type:
Expire date: 2017-03-31

Job description

Help build and run a distributed, world wide, real time system that processes billions of events per day with a remarkable, creative, and hilarious team.

What you'll be doing

  • Participating in building and running a distributed, world wide, real time system that processes billions of events per day.
  • Working with a modern tech stack built on GCE with Elixir/Erlang, Python, React/Flux, Cassandra, TokuMX, Redis, and a hint of C++ where appropriate.
  • Measuring things in PETABYTES. We have a lot of petabytes.
  • Working with our founding engineers to design and implement distributed backend components.


What you should have

  • Exposure to WebRTC based client-server infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of how to use the above tech at a large scale in a highly available environment.
  • Self motivation and the ability to take a high level goal and deliver shippable code.



  • Hungry to be part of a hard working, fast paced company.


Bonus Points

  • Experience with devops tools like Salt Stack or Ansible and clouds like Google Cloud Compute
  • Ability to build client side UI, in which case you’ll deliver full slice vertical features. In this case, you’ll work closely with design and app engineering teams.
Discord is a small startup with a big vision: to build a next generation PC gaming company. Founded by the team behind OpenFeint, we're a small group of passionate gamers who have grown services to more than 300,000,000 users and built the critically acclaimed MOBA Fates Forever. We think it's time to ditch Skype and Teamspeak. Two hundred seventy million PC gamers use these apps to communicate while playing online games yet they haven't been updated in years and no longer meet our needs. As gamers ourselves, we got fed up with these tools and decided to fix the problem ourselves. As a result, we've built the best all-in-one voice and text chat app for gamers that's free, secure, and works on both desktop and phone. It's called Discord. Fortunately, a lot of people love it. Discord is about one year old and all the signs are indicative of a smashing success. You don't need to look much farther than our Twitter stream to see the sentiment. We're on the precipice of something truly remarkable. THE PRECIPICE. OF. REMARKABILITY.