Senior Software Engineer - Machine Learning

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Job Description

The Machine Learning Team at Discord is focused on creating a state of the art Machine Learning platform that helps Discord scale and become intelligent. We use data-driven approaches, closely follow the latest research and apply cutting-edge ML techniques in order to unlock new possibilities within areas such as trust and safety, user engagement, and revenue growth.

As a Machine Learning Engineer at Discord, you will have the unique opportunity for massive impact as you will directly decide what is the brains and intelligent backbone of projects that enhance the experience for our users while helping Discord scale sustainably. You'll influence key strategic decisions across all Discord product teams by bringing a unique perspective to initiatives while streamlining and evangelizing the application of machine learning at Discord.

If that sounds exciting to you, read on!

What you'll be doing

  • Build the machine learning platform that empowers our Data Science and Product Engineering teams, powering product features used by millions of users every day.
  • Work closely with Data Science and Product Engineering teams to develop and deploy models to production environments.
  • Build efficient solutions on top of Google Cloud Platform using Python, Scala, and Rust.

What you should have

  • You have 4+ years of experience as a Software Engineer.
  • 4+ years professional experience, or Ph.D in a quantitative field including Computer Science, Physics, Applied Math, Statistics or other quantitative fields.
  • Experience building and deploying large-scale distributed systems.
  • Experience with languages used for Machine Learning experiment/implementation such as Python and frameworks like PyTorch and TensorFlow.
  • Experience or willingness to learn state of the art machine learning paradigms and application of them into areas such as Text Classification, Semantic Modeling, Ranking and Personalization
  • You excel in undefined environments, get excited about creating solutions to complex problems, and building on them.
  • You are a first principles thinker that can work with others to create pragmatic solutions — and then evolve and generalize them.
  • You possess the ability to take a high-level goal and achieve a shippable solution.

Discord is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

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.

  • Industry
    Information Technology
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  • Location
    San Francisco, CA, USA
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