REMOTE: Senior Full Stack Engineer - Finance & Compliance

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

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer: Job Post

What drives you? Working on something you believe in? At Discogs, we believe in sharing music with the world. Our technical teams develop a product that opens the doors to music discovery.. The Senior Full Stack Software Engineer for the Finance and Compliance teams will be responsible for designing modern domain-driven, event-driven Microservices architecture to host on public Cloud platforms (AWS) and integration with modern technologies such as Kafka for event management/streaming, Docker & Kubernetes for Containerization. 


This is a remote position. Open to candidates in or willing to relocate 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

We are seeking an experienced engineer to serve as a Senior Engineer for our Operations Engineering team, which services the software engineering needs of our legal and finance departments. A successful individual in this role will create, communicate, and drive technical architecture and implementation plans while mentoring less experienced engineers in the skills needed to execute those plans. This position reports to the Operations Engineering Manager.

What You’ll Accomplish

  • Design, build, optimize, and maintain observable software. You will be a key contributor to your team's code.
  • Help lead the team's agile software development process. Collaborate closely with Product Managers and Coordinators to communicate technical needs and restrictions to the team's stakeholders and help plan future work.
  • Create implementation strategies and constructively critique strategies suggested by others from anywhere in the organization. Contribute to the conversation on Discogs' engineering-wide practices, processes, and tools.
  • Act as a resource and mentor for less experienced team members to help them fully understand the team's work and plans, pair- or mob-programming with them when necessary.
  • Partner with other Technical Owners and Engineering teams to help the systems maintained by your team work well with other teams' systems.
  • Possess empathy for Discogs’ users to influence the team’s task prioritization.
  • Show initiative and seek evidence in data to support ideas.


Must Have:

  • 7+ years of Software Engineering experience 
  • 3+ year experience in containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • 3+ year experience with event/message streaming technologies (Kafka)
  • Thorough understanding of HTTP APIs
  • Fluency in at least one server-side language, Python preferred

Great to have:

  • 2+ years of working in Agile/Scrum/Kanban teams 
  • Finance Knowledge , especially GAAP, copyright law, and/or privacy law 


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or computer engineering from four-year college or university, or equivalent technical work experience

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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