Staff Backend Engineer, Content and Community 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.

Reddit is poised to rapidly innovate and grow like no other time in its history. This is a unique opportunity to leave your mark on one of the most influential and trafficked corners of the internet. In the Reddit Content and Communities team, we’re building features that encourage engagement and belonging on our platform. We want users to find collaborating on Reddit to be easy, fun, and approachable.

We are hiring a Staff Backend Engineer who can move incredibly fast while delivering a quality product. You'll work on high impact projects affecting the key fundamentals of Reddit, helping to lead a team of thoughtful, fast moving, motivated engineers. In addition to building technology, you’ll contribute to the product and business strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Architect and implement the backend infrastructure that powers the foundation of Reddit's communities 
  • Increase efficiency through automation, improved signals, workflow streamlining and system optimization
  • Spearhead the full development cycle: design, develop, QA, experiment, analyze, and deploy
  • Partner across product, design, and engineering teams to innovate and implement sophisticated solutions to complex challenges
  • Act as a mentor to other engineers on the team and be a part of helping them hit their max potential

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience building clean, maintainable, and well-tested code.
  • Expertise in at least one backend programming language (e.g. Python, Go, Java)
  • Experience with service-oriented architectures - kubernetes experience a plus
  • Curiosity and ability to be autonomous to figure out what's important
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with a service-oriented team
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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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