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.
The Core Team does a wide breadth of critical work to bring users to realize their ideas in the novel media editing platform that is Descript. We are a fun and creative group of engineers who find their way along less-traveled code paths, often crossing borders to do systems integrations. Paying attention to performance and security, we own full-stack feature development, iterate on high stakes ancillary systems (auth, payments...), and make foundational investments to improve the app.

Technical Challenges

We are a small team responsible for a large surface area. Our technical challenges are of this nature:
  • Driving growth initiatives to enable a diverse community of people to create and communicate their ideas with the world.
  • Learning about a variety of critical systems and identifying friction points to make targeted changes that improve the core app experience and performance
  • Interacting with external partners at many levels, defining API specs and enabling deep integrations

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

  • 3+ years of professional software development experience
  • 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

The base salary range for this role is $130,000- $215,000/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 100 — with a proven CEO and the backing of some of the world's greatest investors (OpenAI, Andreessen HorowitzRedpoint Ventures, Spark Capital). Descript HQ is in San Francisco, and our AI research team, Lyrebird, is based in Montreal.

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. 

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