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Senior Software Engineer - Games

Company: Discord
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Senior Game Engineer to join our team at Discord Games R&D! Your team will be working on engaging the entire Discord user base with engaging, seamless and fun social games. As a Senior Game Engineer, you will manage the roadmap and implementation of all systems of a game of this scale, including integration with the networking layer.

The projects we're working on are experimental and have the potential to experience explosive growth; we're looking for someone who is willing, able and excited to face those challenges head on!

What you'll be doing

  • Research, plan, and quickly develop refined game features
  • Design, build and deploy frontend and backend software components
  • Architect WebGL/Mobile client solutions that provide a fast loading and smooth experience for our players
  • Code and debug both client and back-end software, and maintain it after release
  • Work with a diverse team of designers, engineers, artists, product managers, and system administrators
  • Support content creator team members by always providing workflows and tools to improve their productivity
  • Establish and communicate technical and design requirements to technical and non-technical team members alike

What you should have

  • Appreciation for the uniqueness of others regarding discipline, gender, race and ethnicity
  • 5+ years of game development experience
  • At least one shipped game
  • Experience architecting & building complete systems from concept to release
  • Working knowledge of Unity and Unreal game engines
  • Deep knowledge of many programming languages like C#, C++, Javascript, Python
  • Familiarity with back-end languages such as Rust, Golang, Elixir
  • Extremely proficient in Windows 10 and familiarity with Mac OS and Linux
  • Be excited to learn new technologies and paradigms
  • Can jump into existing code bases and architect ground up solutions
  • Provide and receive feedback in a healthy and professional way

Bonus Points

  • Shipped and supported a live service game
  • Experience with Swift, Objective-C and Java
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, Playfab, and Photon
  • Experience mentoring junior developers

Benefits and Perks

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

About Us

Gamers, nerds, moms, dads, engineers, designers, marketers, support. We created Discord to help people come together around games. It's been amazing to watch it grow into what it is today - a place where millions of diverse communities exist and people connect with old friends and new. Diversity and inclusiveness are a critical part of how we get to what's next. We believe that with diversity comes a better product, better decisions, and a better work environment. As we continue to grow, our values keep us dedicated to building a company that is representative of the world we live and play in.

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.

Keywords: Discord, San Francisco , Senior Software Engineer - Games, Other , San Francisco, California

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