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Software Engineer, Core Av Desktop Platform
Posted on 3/14/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA • Remote in USA • Remote
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 2-3 years experience working on large, cross-platform software projects
  • Comfortable with writing high performance code in C++ or Rust
  • Knowledge with Windows, MacOS, or game console development
  • You enjoy coming up with pragmatic solutions to concrete problems using first principles thinking
  • You have a strong learning ability and obsessed with bringing user impacts
  • You have strong communication skills and thrive in small, collaborative, energetic teams
  • Develop core libraries and infrastructure supporting high-quality, low latency communications between hundreds of millions of users
  • Develop all aspects of Discord desktop clients (Windows, MacOS, Linux) from installation and updating to deep game integration and overlay technologies
  • Develop new audio and video features across desktop and browser, mobile, and game console platforms
  • Continuously improve video quality end to end
  • Fix performance issues and bugs by root causing real-world end-user audio/video issues
Desired Qualifications
  • Working experience with WebRTC, SDP, SRTP, DTLS
  • Experience working with common audio/video codecs such as Opus, VP8, H.264, etc
  • Working experience with media pipeline on Windows, MacOS or Linux platforms
  • Experience with Chromium or Mozilla internals

1,001-5,000 employees

Gaming communication platform
Company Overview
Discord's mission is to build an easy-to-use communication service that gives people a place to talk, build relationships, and belong.
  • Stay healthy - We take care of our team with comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision plans.
  • Parental perks - Spend some quality time with the next generation with parental leave, fertility, adoption, and surrogacy benefits.
  • Kick back - Stay refreshed with over 19 paid holidays, use-what-you-need sick days, and four weeks of PTO.
  • Commute easy - In a non-COVID world, get up to $270 per month for your commuting and parking needs.
  • The loadout - When we’re back in the office, enjoy daily catered lunches and snacks, a desk fund to make your space yours, and whatever you need for your computer setup, including a headphone allowance.
  • Wellness on us - Take advantage of a quarterly wellness allowance for your gym membership or other wellness activities. Virtual yoga every week!
  • Transgender benefits - Discord will reimburse up to $20,000 for any procedure related to transition.
  • Discord HQ - Our office is located in Potrero Hill, a little neighborhood in San Francisco near awesome coffee and food.
  • Relocation - Excellent relocation bonuses for new hires moving to San Francisco (once it’s safe to return).
Company Core Values
  • Upside Down Leadership
  • Small & Mighty Teams
  • Unleash Talent
  • It’s a marathon, not a sprint