REMOTE: Senior Full Stack Engineer - Marketing

Engineering · Portland, Oregon
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

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 Engineer will be the technical owner for the Marketing Engineering team, responsible for designing and building modern domain-driven, observable microservices to host on public Cloud platforms (AWS), leveraging technologies such as Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes and GraphQL. 


This is a remote position. Open to candidates located in 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 looking for an experienced Lead Full Stack Software Engineer with a background in API development, microservices, cloud native design patterns, and public facing systems. You will act as the team’s technical owner in support of marketing and growth initiatives including communications, content, ad-tech, segmentation, analytics, SEO and a variety of integrations, cross-functional projects, experiments and campaigns. This position reports to the Marketing Engineering Manager.

What You’ll Accomplish

  • Design, build, optimize, and maintain observable software. Along with writing and deploying code, the Lead will be responsible for technical design and feasibility, championing modern patterns and principles, delivering value to the business quickly without sacrificing quality.
  • Develop new solutions and optimize integrations to support the marketing team’s strategic goals.
  • Develop, optimize, and maintain the technical tools the marketing team relies on to do their work with a focus on sustainability, testing, and analytics, while improving processes and capabilities.
  • 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.
  • Partner with other engineering teams, product, UX, and infrastructure to explore and prove the plausibility of concepts and potential solutions.
  • Create architecture, code, delivery, and operational 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.


Must Have:

  • 8-10+ years of software engineering experience 
  • Thorough understanding of HTTP APIs
  • Fluency in at least one server-side language, Python preferred
  • 5+ 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)
  • 3+ years experience in event/message streaming technologies (Kafka)
  • Experience leading technical/software initiatives 
  • Experience working with an existing code base

Great to have:

  • Hands-on experience with Marketing and Advertising technologies (Google Analytics, Tag Manager, HubSpot)
  • Technical knowledge of email technologies
  • Wordpress development experience
  • 2+ years of working in Agile/Scrum/Kanban teams
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL data structures 
  • Experience deploying and scaling cloud architecture


  • 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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