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Staff Software Engineer, Financial Platform



Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Come build the future of Discord’s business with us! We are looking for an impact-focused Staff Engineer to join our world-class Revenue group as we accelerate Discord’s growth through the creation of compelling paid products and new business lines. These products allow us to grow our business while keeping Discord’s core functionality free. To learn more about Discord Engineering, take a look at our engineering blog!

What You'll Be Doing

  • Act as a technical leader and domain expert on building and maintaining systems and integrations that underpin Discord’s existing business lines, and enable new revenue streams across Android, iOS, and Web
  • Be a strategic partner with engineering, product, and cross functional leadership to advise and chart out pathways to scaling revenue operations and business lines
  • Help navigate technical, legal, and regulatory compliance requirements as we launch and grow new business lines such as Apps/Activities IAP, Quests, and (potentially) virtual currencies
  • Collaborate with business development to forge strategic partnerships
  • Partner with Finance, Product, Design, CX, Data Science, and feature teams across the company to evolve Discord’s payments and payouts platforms
  • Improve reliability, observability, and stability of Discord’s billing system

You Will Thrive In This Role If

  • Deep domain expertise in the world of online payments, mobile app stores, payouts, taxes, and revenue accounting operations, as well as SOX compliance, audits, and other regulatory requirements
  • Experience with revenue accounting workflows such as ERP integrations, revenue reconciliation, financial reporting, and supporting technologies like Looker and Fivetran
  • Backend and data experience. We work across multiple stacks for web, desktop, and mobile, but this role will primarily be backend focused. You should have deep experience with platforms, tools and frameworks similar to Python Flask, Pubsub, Google Cloud Platform, Postgres, BigQuery, analytics tools such as Looker and Mode, observability tools like Datadog, and internal tooling such as Retool or homegrown tooling.
  • A growth mindset. You view mistakes as learning opportunities and build upon your successes. You challenge yourself and those around you to continuously improve
  • A focus on impact. You have a sharp eye for what changes can bring a product from good to great. You collaborate closely with product managers, designers, analysts, and other engineers to define great solutions to business problems
  • A sense of ownership. You believe in solving a problem completely rather than simply shipping a solution. You operate autonomously and follow through on your commitments
  • A love of mentorship of fellow engineers, providing feedback and guidance on system architecture, API design, data modeling, and tradeoffs
  • 6+ years of experience, 3+ in relevant roles


The US base salary range for this full-time position is $223,000 to $245,500 + 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!