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Senior Software Engineer, Observability

Reddit, New York City, NY

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 Observability team will deliver and support processes and technologies used to understand Reddit’s production platform.  As part of Infrastructure, you'll design, build, and deliver highly available centralized monitoring, logging, and alerting infrastructure used by every engineer at Reddit.

As a Senior Engineer, you’ll build and scale the exciting features and services needed to create real-time experiences and spark connections, which will fuel the next wave of Reddit’s growth. Your work will directly impact hundreds of millions of users around the world. Join us and help build the future of Reddit!

Responsibilities:

  • Leverage and augment open source technology to deliver a centralized system for viewing and understanding the health of Reddit applications and infrastructure at Reddit scale.
  • Work with high volume metrics and log data to build fault tolerant and highly scalable pipelines for observability data.
  • Lead adoption of new observability tools and practices across the engineering org.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience identifying and executing high impact projects
  • 3+ years of experience with Go or Python
  • Familiarity with API platform service architectures
  • Experience with and ability to build high availability stateless serving, and data consistency between multiple systems.
  • Experience with metrics and logging systems:
    • Prometheus, Thanos or Grafana a plus
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with a service-oriented team and company
  • Track record of mentorship and leveling up those around you
  • Kubernetes experience preferred

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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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