Senior Software Engineer - Backend
Reddit, San Francisco
Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website.
"The front page of the internet,” Reddit is comprised of thousands of user-run communities, each with its own personality, unique focus, and moderator team. Founded in 2005, Reddit is a place for community, conversation, and connection with over 250 million users worldwide and growing fast!
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.
As Senior Backend Engineer you’ll build the exciting features, services, and infrastructure tools needed to fuel the next wave of Reddit’s growth. You’ll bring your experience with with complex systems, passion for performance and optimization, and ability to write highly scalable / fault tolerant code to a team of top engineers.
With our small team, your work will directly impact hundreds of millions of users around the world. Join us and help build the future of Reddit!
What We’re Working On:
- Building tools that will improve the safety and experience of our users.
- Creating a unified and seamless experience between desktop and mobile.
- Shipping new products that will increase Reddit’s ability to deliver information real-time.
What We Can Expect From You:
- 5+ years of experience building clean, maintainable, and well-tested code.
- Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques.
- Experience with large scale distributed real-time systems (AWS experience preferred but not required).
- Curiosity and ability to be autonomous to figure out what's important.
- Excellent communication skills to collaborate with a service oriented team.
What You Can Expect From Us:
- Competitive Healthcare Benefits Package
- Quarterly Dependent Care or Pet Care Stipend
- Family Expansion Benefits
- 4 Months Parental Leave with Flexible Return-To-Work Programming
- Professional & Personal Development Stipends
- Unlimited Vacation, Annual Travel Stipend, and 10 Paid Holidays
- Onsite Wellness Classes and Wellness Stipend
- 401k Plan with Employer Contributions
- Monthly Commuter Stipend
- Monthly Cell Phone Allowance
- Paid Volunteer Days, plus Reddit For Good Volunteer Opportunities
- Catered Meals & Snacks
- The opportunity to bring goodness into the world, one subreddit at a time
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.