Software Engineer, Search Ranking

Reddit, New York, NY

Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website.

“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.

Generating billions of events and terabytes of data a day, we’re in the unique position to revolutionize content discovery on the internet. We are overhauling Reddit’s search and relevancy infrastructure as we unleash the value of an exponentially growing petabyte-scale dataset.

You'd leverage state of the art technology to lead this effort from the ground level, empowering our extremely diverse user-base to find the communities and content that make them feel at home, while delivering highly personalized experiences.


  • Architect and implement the search infrastructure at Reddit.
  • Analyze Reddit’s query stream to deliver customized search experiences for trending topics.
  • Experiment, improve, and optimize search results to empower Reddit’s users.
  • Dig into how Reddit’s customer behavior is unique and go beyond generic relevance algorithms.
  • Work closely with partner teams to help drive search as a platform and power products across the engineering organization
  • Identify and surface the best discussions and content across some of the Internet’s largest communities
  • Participate in the full development cycle: design, develop, qa, experiment, analyze, and deploy.
  • Collaborate across disciplines to find technical solutions to complex challenges.


  • 3+ years of experience as a Search, Data, or Software Engineer developing production code.
  • Strong understanding of search and relevance techniques
  • Experience with Solr or similar technologies
  • Experience with setting up, maintaining, and debugging production systems and infrastructure
  • Results-oriented with a strong customer and business focus.
  • Entrepreneurial and self-directed, innovative, biased towards action in fast-paced environments.
  • Able to communicate and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Able to tackle ambiguous and undefined problems.

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About Reddit

Founded by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005, Reddit is an online community where users submit, vote, and comment on content, news, and discussions. Nicknamed "the front page of the internet," Reddit is one of the top ten sites in the United States (source: Alexa), with hundreds of millions of users each month on desktop, mobile web, and our official Android/iOS apps. 

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