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Senior Software Engineer - Ad Measurement



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

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

What you'll be doing:

  • Design, build and maintain a system for accurately measuring the impact of paid promotions, including impressions, clicks, and attribution. Collaborate with engineers on the team, and other teams such as Data Platform, to understand requirements and build systems to meet them.
  • Be a founding team member of an important company initiative that we believe will lead to substantial revenue growth for the business
  • Solve complex domain problems in the areas of high-volume and accurate data collection, real-time reporting, budget pacing, and frequency capping
  • Partner with stakeholders and engineers across a small set of teams to define problems and build solutions into high scale, reliable and observable infrastructure
  • Own projects end to end — you’ll be responsible for working with Product and other stakeholders to refine requirements, creating technical designs and specs, implementing changes, and seeing projects through to launch and maintenance

What you should have:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience. We primarily work in the backend (Python, Rust, and Elixir) to build systems for metrics collection. We build on top of systems like Flink, PubSub, Pulsar, and Airflow. You have familiarity with similar systems and a background building scalable and accurate event tracking, aggregation, database design, querying, and data caching.
  • You have a data and infrastructure mindset. You are excited to dig into large datasets to validate data and algorithms, and enjoy designing well-built, available and observable systems. You also are familiar with querying and presentation of complex data. You have experience working with infrastructure in cloud environments such as GCS, and using observability tools similar to Datadog.
  • You stay up to date on relevant technology trends and developments. You view challenges and mistakes as learning opportunities while building upon your successes. You push yourself and those around you to improve
  • You have a product sense. You maintain a high degree of empathy for your internal and external users, and seek feedback from them about your work
  • You love business impact. You get excited seeing numbers go up (or down!) as a result of your work

Bonus Points

  • Experience working in ad tech, especially on ad campaign performance measurement, budget forecasting, and pricing models

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $183,000 - $201,000 + 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.

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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!