Disqus is hiring a

Senior Backend Engineer

San Francisco, United States

Disqus is looking for a senior backend engineer to join us and work on Python backend development, focusing on our core architecture and scaling to serve hundreds of millions of users. You'll be writing high performing Python code that deploys to production multiple times a day. You'll make key architectural decisions as well as solve scaling challenges. The right candidate loves programming and is passionate about building products on the web. You'll work closely with your peers in a flat structure to share responsibilities under the VP of Engineering.

This role is based out of our San Francisco office.


What you'll do

  • Help lead or direct back-end development and server side engineering.
  • Design and architect features which will be used by millions of people on release.
  • Strengthen or improve development and release processes within the team.

What we're looking for

  • You have worked on very large internet applications and were instrumentally involved with the scaling and performance challenges.
  • Expert with at least one programming languages, and very good with many others.
  • Know Python and Django very well, or have the ability to learn quickly.
  • Great understanding of software design principles.
  • Very experienced with web application deployment and software design principles.

What you’ll get from us

  • The opportunity to make enormous impact on our business. We boast one of the largest user to employee ratios in the biz (hovering around 22 million users per employee!)
  • A chance to join a community of people who are passionate about great discussions -- and are building the best place on the web to talk about things that matter.
  • A company culture that values learning from one another, exhibiting a generous spirit, and bringing our authentic selves to work. Our collective breadth of experience allows us to make a bigger impact -- we are greater than the sum of our parts.
  • Generous total compensation packages for each employee. Some highlights include fully-covered health, dental and vision plans; flexible work hours and unlimited PTO, including up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave; and competitive salary and stock options.
  • Perks to keep you at your best, including daily catered lunch and a fully stocked kitchen, weekly in-office yoga and massage, a bountiful equipment and workstation policy, and access to resources to help you learn, from a learning stipend to a well-stocked library.
  • Great office location in SoMa, which is easily accessible by BART, MUNI, Caltrain and Transbay buses.


About Disqus

We love the internet, and the colorful characters and interesting conversations that make up its diverse communities. Disqus exists to make better communities and an even better web. Today, our product ecosystem includes our established comment network (over 3 million websites that cover pretty much any topic imaginable), a growing advertising network, and our owned and operated platform. Originally founded in 2007 by CEO Daniel Ha and CTO Jason Yan, we’re changing the way people get into discussions about the things they love -- or are just curious about. Come join us!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.