REMOTE: Senior Software Engineer

Engineering · Portland, Oregon
Department Engineering
Employment Type Active Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

What drives you? Working on something you believe in? At Discogs, we believe in sharing music with the world. Our technical teams build a product that opens the doors to discovery for millions of music lovers..


This is a remote position. Open to candidates in or relocating to OR, WA, CA, CO, ID, AZ, TX, IL

Who We Are

Discogs is the largest crowd-sourced, community-driven database of recorded music information in the world. Every day, millions of people use the Discogs Marketplace to connect, learn about music, and buy and sell vinyl records, CDs, and cassettes. As Discogs continues to grow, we are looking for bright, dedicated, creative, and highly motivated people to help us realize our mission to serve the music fan in everyone. We are relatively small, so individual contributions can have a large impact. High value is placed on quality, critical thinking, and continuous improvement. Our teams work collaboratively but are distributed geographically and open-source tools are important to who we are and how we work. We value the experiences and skills each team member contributes to helping us serve our music community.

Who We’re Looking For

A Senior Software Engineer will have a significant impact on the Discogs ecosystem and will have opportunities to collaborate on efforts across the company. You will participate in system design and software architecture discussions, solve problems in distributed and legacy systems, and deliver features to surprise and delight our users. You will primarily develop with Python and TypeScript, and be expected to write quality, maintainable code as part of a supportive team of product coordinators and developers..

What You’ll Accomplish

  • Develop and maintain a variety of applications following an Agile methodology.
  • Design, build, optimize, and maintain software solutions in support of our marketing team and in collaboration with engineering teams across the company. 
  • Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders and deliver feedback to peers and team leads.
  • Assist engineering and product teams with estimation of development efforts.
  • Take responsibility over large, complex features from concept to design to delivery.
  • Act as a resource and mentor for less experienced team members, pair or mob-programming with them when necessary.
  • Assist engineering team with code reviews.
  • Build and maintain unit and end-to-end tests to ensure software quality.
  • Implement observability best practices for the applications the team is responsible for.

What You'll Contribute

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or computer engineering from four-year college or university, or equivalent technical work experience.
  • Fluency in at least one server-side language, Python preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of HTTP APIs.
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience.
  • 3+ years experience building and maintaining web applications in the cloud, crafting scalable, highly available and eventually consistent distributed systems.
  • 3+ years experience in containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Experience working with production systems under load.
  • Experience with DevOps and implementing CI/CD pipelines, Github Actions preferred.
  • Strong understanding of JavaScript/TypeScript fundamentals.
  • Strong understanding of SDLC processes such as version control, build and configuration management, automated deployments, automated testing, etc.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with software design patterns and a proven track record of building maintainable software.

What We Provide

  • Competitive compensation: salary, plus performance-related bonus program
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • 100% company-paid medical and dental insurance benefits for you and your dependents
  • 4 weeks paid vacation, increasing based on tenure
  • 18 weeks paid leave for birth moms
  • 8 weeks paid parental leave, including for adoption
  • Monthly wellness allowance
  • Annual professional and personal development allowance
  • Work from home office set-up and expense allowances 
  • Flexible work location opportunities 
  • Employer matching toward charitable contributions

What We Believe In

Discogs’ mission is to serve the music fan in everyone.  We represent a diverse and inclusive community, and we are committed to serving our community with innovative and creative solutions. We know that innovation happens best when varying perspectives are embraced and integrated. Our global team reflects our global community.

Discogs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants needing accommodation to apply should contact us at 503-597-6340

If you apply for this role, you will be required to upload a resume, cover letter, and fill out a few questions regarding your application. Once submitted, our hiring team will review your application and contact you if you are selected for an interview. Whether you are successful or not, we will store your application and data in our system for a maximum period of one year from the application date in case another role becomes available that you are suitable for. If you have any questions or concerns about us storing this data and/or the period of time, please contact us at and we will respond to you within 30 days.

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  • Location
    Portland, Oregon
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Active Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience