Current Openings

Full-time Software Engineer

About the job

This job posting is for someone in the UTC (±3) timezone.

Software engineers at Discourse are generalists. Some days you may be working on a complex JavaScript feature implemented in Ember.js. Other days you may be working on our Ruby on Rails API server. Some days you may be contributing patches to frameworks or working on one of the many gems and libraries Discourse maintains.

The majority of the work you will do will be open source.

Discourse is primarily a hosting company: some of your focus will be around improving our hosting infrastructure, resolving issues for customers, or assisting with customer-specific implementations and migrations.

About you

You work well independently and remotely with minimal amounts of day-to-day micromanagement. The ability to communicate well in writing is paramount, as most of your interaction with team members will be in writing. We have no central physical office: we are 100% remote, and our people come from all over the world. Chat is not our primary mode of communication. Most our internal communication is done via asynchronous paragraphs.

You should be passionate about open source and comfortable with public code reviews. You should also be comfortable picking up and exploring new technologies as needed.

You have some Ruby and JavaScript experience; all Discourse applicants have a 40-80 hour paid trial project (over 2-10 weeks) prior to joining the team. The trial project usually involves adding a feature to Discourse or a Discourse plugin.

You should be kind to your co-workers. We believe strongly in a welcoming workplace, where people with very diverse backgrounds and cultures meet together to create something amazing.

About our Pay & Benefits

Discourse pays competitive salaries factoring your geographic region. We provide many benefits including a very flexible work schedule, 5 weeks of holiday a year, and more listed here.


To apply, please contact us via email.