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Senior Data Engineer

Discord, San Francisco, CA or Remote

We built Discord to bring gamers together


Data Engineers at Discord are responsible for supporting the data architecture that moves and translates data used to inform our most critical strategic and real-time decisions. In addition to extracting and transforming data, you will be expected to use your expertise to build extensible data models and provide meaningful recommendations regarding best practices and performance enhancements to our partners in analytics, machine learning, and product engineering. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success working with ambiguity and creating impact in a fast-paced environment.

Our work is foundational to company and product strategy — to learn more about Discord Engineering, read our engineering blog here!

What you'll be doing

  • Work with a team of high-performing data science and analytics professionals and cross-functional teams to identify business opportunities and build scalable data solutions.
  • Ensure best practices and standards in our data ecosystem are shared across teams.
  • Develop subject-matter expertise in relevant business domains.
  • Intelligently design data models for optimal storage and retrieval.
  • Build and maintain efficient & reliable data pipelines to move and transform data.
  • Understand and influence product telemetry practices to support product, analytics, and machine learning needs.

Who you are

  • 4+ years of relevant industry or relevant academia experience working with large amounts of data.
  • Experience with engineering disciplines, systems design, Python, ETL, and Data Modeling.
  • Deep SQL knowledge, including performance optimization, window functions, joins, pivots, and UDFs.
  • Experience with manipulating massive-scale structured and unstructured data.
  • Experience auditing and refactoring existing ETL to improve efficiency while maintaining great ease-of-use.
  • Experience setting up automated systems to monitor data quality and using the information to improve the robustness of pipelines.
  • Experience ingesting data from external and internal disparate sources and creating cohesive easy-to-use data models for downstream use.
  • You thrive in ambiguous environments and get excited about figuring out solutions to complex problems, and then executing on them.
  • You are a first principles thinker that can work with others to come up with pragmatic solutions -- and then evolve and generalize them

Bonus Points

  • Experience in developing data pipelines using Spark, Dataflow, Airflow, BigQuery, and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Understand the Data Lifecycle and concepts such as lineage, governance, privacy, retention, anonymity, etc.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

About Discord

About us Discord is the all-in-one voice and text chat app designed specifically for gamers. It's free, secure, and works on both desktop and phone. Our mission is to bring gaming communities together. Discord's free voice and text chat is about making it easier for you spend time with the people you care about, create these memories, and land a headshot or two. Two hundred seventy million PC gamers use chat apps to communicate while playing online games. As gamers, we got fed up with many of these chat 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. Fortunately, a lot of people love it. Discord currently has 45 million registered users with over 9 million Daily Active Users. The service sees 200 million messages posted a day, over 4 million peak concurrent players and a staggering 16 petabytes of voice chat data going through its servers every month. Founded by the team behind OpenFeint - a networking platform that united mobile games with achievements and social functionality - Discord has raised over $30M from top VCs like Greylock, Benchmark, Accel, and Tencent.

Want to learn more about Discord? Visit Discord's website.