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Senior Software Engineer, Networking (Transport)

Reddit, Seattle, WA

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


Our mission is to bring community and belonging to everyone in the world. Reddit is a community of communities where people can dive into anything through experiences built around their interests, hobbies, and passions. With more than 50 million people visiting 100,000+ communities daily, it is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. From pets to parenting, skincare to stocks, there’s a community for everybody on Reddit. For more information, visit redditinc.com

“The front page of the internet," Reddit brings over 450 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.

The Transport Infrastructure team’s mission is building and maintaining interservice and edge networking infrastructure that is performant, reliable, and secure. The infrastructure provides self-serve features for Reddit engineers that make the network easy to understand and easy to use.

As a Senior Engineer on this team, you’ll work closely with other infrastructure engineers, SREs and service owners, drawing on your expertise to help set the technical direction for Reddit’s networking architecture. You’ll be responsible for leading broad infrastructure projects through design, planning, and implementation.

You will 

  • Design, plan, and implement architectural projects such as service mesh and RPC standardization.
  • Work closely with the Compute, Storage, Developer Tooling, and Security teams to ensure service mesh works seamlessly and meets high performance/security standards.
  • Improve and maintain the software and infrastructure that your team develops and operates.
  • Contribute to the technical direction for the networking platform while aligning with Reddit’s overall strategy.
  • Collaborate with other technical experts within the Transport Infrastructure team.

You have

  • 5+ years of experience with large-scale distributed systems.
  • Experience working with and/or operating Envoy/HAProxy/Nginx or any other networking proxy.
  • Familiarity with networking disciplines, such as load balancers, API gateways, DNS management, HTTP2, GRPC, etc.
  • Proficiency in several high-level programming languages and are an expert in at least one of [Golang, Javascript, Python].
  • Experience working with container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Solid understanding of microservice architectures.
  • Knowledge of an enterprise cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure).
  • Hands-on experience implementing and maintaining configuration controls through infrastructure-as-code.

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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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