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Software Engineer, Design Foundations

DiscordFull-time$165k - $178kRemote; San Francisco, California; United StatesMar 29, 2024

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Discord is about giving people the power to create space to find belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord. 

The Design Foundations org is seeking a technical, empathetic web engineer who is passionate about working on the face of Discord: You will help make our marketing properties blazing fast, and work to empower our marketing teams to move independently and quickly. Design Foundations fosters a unified and delightful Discord experience for all users. We define and uphold the design language, set visual direction, and provide tools which support Discord's company-wide objectives.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Partner closely with our Marketing and Brand teams to keep fresh
  • Improve the reliability and performance of
  • Work w/ product engineering teams, PMs, and Designers to bring new campaigns to life
  • Make architectural improvements to improve the long term maintenance of our marketing pages.
  • Work w/ analytics and experimentation frameworks to help optimize the performance of the site.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest industry technologies.

You Will Thrive In This Role If

  • 3-5 years of professional experience working on high traffic web pages
  • Strong grasp of mobile and desktop website fundamentals, specifically:
    • TypeScript/JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and React
  • Excellent knowledge of web performance, especially as it relates to Core Web Vitals
  • Comfort picking up and integrating new third party tools
  • Clear communication and the ability to operate in a collaborative environment of cross-functional partners.
  • Familiarity w/ bundlers like webpack and an understanding of their impact on web performance

Bonus Points

  • Engineers in this position will partner with the Design Systems and Product Creative teams—experience w/ systems teams that set visual/product direction will make this role feel familiar

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $165,000 to $178,000 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role and level. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include equity, or benefits.


About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends come together to hang out, have fun, and play games. With over 150 million monthly users, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!


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