Staff Software Engineer, Machine Learning

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Job Description

Discord's mission is to bring people together around games. Tens of millions of people use Discord everyday to have meaningful interactions, whether that's playing their favorite games together, discussing the latest news on topics they care about, or just hanging out in their shared server space. Over 300 million people have signed up for Discord and we strive to continue building a product and place that connect people.

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 ML techniques to unlock new possibilities within areas such as trust and safety, user engagement, and revenue growth.

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 closelywith Data Science and Product Engineering teams to develop and deploymodels to production environments.
  • Build efficient solutions on top of Google Cloud Platform using Python, Scala, and Rust.

What you should have

  • You have 10+ years of experienceas a Software Engineer.
  • 8+ years professional experience, or Ph.D in a quantitative field including Computer Science, Physics, Applied Math, Statistics or other highlyquantitative fields.
  • Extensiveexperience leading complex technical projects with successful outcomes
  • 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 with machine learning paradigms and application of them into areas such as Text Classification, Semantic Modeling, Ranking and Personalization.
  • You are a first principles thinkerthat can work with others to come up with pragmatic solutions— and then evolve and generalize them.
  • You can take a high-level goal and achieve a shippable solution.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with open source and managed big data services like Kafka, Spark, Flink, Cassandra/Scylla, Hadoop
  • Experience with data products on Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience with Kubernetes +Docker
  • Experience with Airflow
  • Can writesome real good SQL

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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