Staff Backend Engineer, Content and Community


United States Remote

Full time

Nov 11

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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


  • 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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