Senior Backend Engineer, Ad Direct Response at Reddit

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"The front page of the internet," Reddit brings over 430 million people together each month through their common interests, inviting them to share, vote, comment, and create across thousands of communities. Come for the cats, stay for the empathy.

Monetization is often the most data-heavy, latency sensitive, and technically demanding part of any online business. Our Ads Engineers work on the Reddit Ads platform, all the way from the front-end tools for ad creation to predictive modeling, delivery, auctions, and attribution.

The Direct Response team is a team within the Ads group that is focused on building the next generation of performance ad products. As an early member of this small mission driven team, you will have lots of ownership and impact to shape our ads business to support overall Reddit's mission. Technologies you might work with include:

  • Languages: Scala, Go, Python
  • Frameworks: Spark, Thrift, Baseplate, Kafka
  • Datastores: Postgres, Cassandra, Druid, Redis, BigQuery
  • Tools: Kubernetes, Argo, Docker

If you appreciate real technical challenges and you'd like to be part of the team that turns Reddit into a sustainable, long-term business, come join us!

 Responsibilities:

  • Work with product managers to design and implement Direct Response products.Collaborate closely with the platform and data teams while building new features.
  • Lead the processes needed to improve operational stability, including improving code quality, delivering dashboards and data visualizations.
  • Build extendable components that would align with the product objectives. 
  • Support day to day project management tasks including communicating project updates, managing project timelines and overseeing project execution.  

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages (Java, Scala, Go, C++, Python).
  • Able to take complete ownership of a feature or project.
  • Good understanding of large scale backend service design.
  • Experience working with data pipelines/ETLs.
  • An interest in the advertising business and understanding customer needs is a plus.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • SparkFrameworks

Location

1455 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103

What are Reddit Perks + Benefits

Culture
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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