Software Engineer - C++ at Discord

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Job title
Software Engineer - C++
Job listing last updated at
Jul 10, 2020
Job listing location
San Francisco
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Bay Area company location: 445 De Haro St, San Francisco CA

Job description

Join our small, productive native engineering team churning out correct, maintainable, high-performance, modern C++ to support Discord's ever-growing feature set across a world of devices from traditional desktops to mobile and beyond.

What You Will Do 

  • Develop core libraries and infrastructure supporting high-quality, low latency voice/video/text communication between hundreds of millions of users
  • Develop all aspects of Discord desktop clients (Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • Develop new audio and video features across desktop, iOS, and Android platforms 
  • Fix performance issues and bugs by root causing real-world end-user issues 
  • Develop client-side interfacing with devices such as mic and camera for voice and screen capture 
  • Work with open source frameworks including Electron and webRTC 

What You Have 

  • 2+ years professional experience with embedded or systems-level engineering
  • Comfort and love coding high efficiency C++
  • Experience working on large, cross-platform software projects
  • Keen focus on code readability and incremental refactoring
  • Passion for self improvement and a healthy appetite for learning 

Bonus Points

  • Experience working with WebRTC
  • Experience with Electron
  • Experience handling devices on desktop and mobile platforms 

Our Benefits: 

  • Medical insurance including Health, Dental, Vision
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Unlimited sick days
  • Parental Leave and fertility benefits
  • Transgender benefits
  • Supported-employee clubs and Employee Resource Groups
  • Commuter Contributions of $270 a month (pre-tax)
  • Daily lunches and unlimited snacks
  • Monthly gym and fitness stipend

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. 



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