Senior Software Engineer, Discovery Machine Learning Infrastructure

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Job Description

Discord is about creating a space for everyone to find belonging in their lives. Hundreds of millions of people use Discord every week to have meaningful interactions.

The mission of the Discovery & Notifications team at Discord is to help users connect and engage with the online communities to create this belonging. We are working on enabling our users’ experiences with search, recommendations, and smart notifications. We are just starting to build these ML driven user experiences and if you are someone who is passionate about building things from scratch, this could be a great opportunity for you!

What you'll be doing

  • Design and build large scale low latency machine learning systems for retrieval, ranking and personalization.
  • Build generalizable infrastructure for NLP, retrieval and ranking, especially using MLOps stack like TFX.

What you should have

  • Experience building, deploying, and operating large-scale distributed systems: it makes you uncomfortable deploying something for end-users without considering key performance metrics, monitors and dashboards, graceful degradation, feature flags, etc.
  • Experience with common languages used for machine learning practice such as Python and familiarity with frameworks like PyTorch and TensorFlow.
  • 5+ years of software development experience, or 3+ years with an advanced degree.
  • Ideally a mix of search / recsys experience and Platform / infrastructure experience.
  • 80/20 thinking, the desire to build for impact while progressing towards excellence.

Bonus Points

  • Passion for Discord or online communities.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a quantitative field including Computer Science, Physics, Applied Math, Statistics or other quantitative fields.

New York City residents only: Minimum salary of $186,000/year + equity and benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law

Colorado residents only: Minimum salary of $167,400/year + equity and benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20).

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
  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)
  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)
  • Volunteer time off
  • A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups
  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees

Company Info.


Discord is a VoIP, instant messaging and digital distribution platform designed for creating communities. Users communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, media and files in private chats or as part of communities called servers. Servers are a collection of persistent chat rooms and voice chat channels. Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, iPadOS, Linux, and in web browsers. the service has over 140 countries.

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    Social media Company
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    San Francisco, CA, USA
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