Senior Software Engineer - Growth

| San Francisco, CA, USA | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 160,000-230,000 Annually
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Our vision is to build the next generation platform to enable easy and fast creation of audio and video content powered by cutting-edge AI. Building a revolutionary way to record, transcribe, edit and mix spoken audio and video comes with a series of unique challenges and requires solving hard and complex problems.



We are spinning up a dedicated growth engineering team at Descript to enable everyone to have video in their communication toolkit. Our mission is to bring users to experience their Descript aha moment as quickly as possible, and then grow comfortably into the product to fulfill their use cases. We aim to create personalized user journeys and work full-stack to implement frictionless UX. We are looking for data-driven engineers who want to have a big impact on business metrics, both iterating fast on various features across the app, while setting the foundations and best practices for growth engineering. Learn more about the role through this fun video!

What You’ll Do

  • Own building and shipping new features across all levels of the stack (frontend and backend)
  • Collaborate with product and design teams on crafting great user experiences
  • Write high-quality testable code that's functional, long term maintainable and performant

What You Bring

  • 7+ years of professional software development experience
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages and frontend frameworks, especially Typescript/Javascript/React.
  • Strong CS fundamentals and experience with web technologies (HTML/JS/CSS) and REST APIs
  • Self aware of strengths and seeking to constantly learn and improve
  • Strong written and verbal communication

Nice to Have

  • Experience building creative tools
  • Experience building and optimizing single-page web applications

At our current size and stage, we embrace a flat organizational structure and value the expertise and contributions of every team member. As such, we have a unified job title for our engineering roles where everyone, including those with Staff-level scope, is considered a Software Engineer. While titles may not change, we are actively seeking senior and above Software Engineers to join our team.

The base salary range for this role is $160,000- $230,000/year. Final offer amounts will carefully consider multiple factors, including prior experience, expertise, location, and may vary from the amount above.

About Descript

Descript is building a simple, intuitive, fully-powered editing tool for video and audio — an editing tool built for the age of AI. We are a team of 140 — with a proven CEO and the backing of some of the world's greatest investors (OpenAI, Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint Ventures, Spark Capital). 

Descript is the special company that's in possession of both product market fit and the raw materials (passionate user community, great product, large market) for growth, but is still early enough that each new employee has a measurable influence on the direction of the company.

Benefits include a generous healthcare package, catered lunches, and flexible vacation time. We currently have offices in San Francisco and Montreal, and are open to folks working remotely between PT and ET time zones. Whether you love WFH or can’t wait to get back to being in person, we're interested in offering an environment that works for you.

Descript is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We believe in actively building a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions to better allow our employees, products, and community to thrive. 

More Information on Descript
Descript operates in the Software industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Descript was founded in 2017. It has 90 total employees. To see all 10 open jobs at Descript, click here.
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