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Senior Backend Engineer
Posted on 4/14/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Apache Spark
Data Science
  • Build the systems that keep millions of users safe every day
  • Design and build out industry-leading applications for abuse prevention at internet scale
  • Enable teams within Safety and across all of Reddit to build real-time applications and safe user experiences
  • Reddit is build your own adventure: You will be encouraged to identify opportunities for and affect positive change anywhere in the company
  • 5+ years of experience building clean, maintainable, and well-tested code
  • Experience with Python or another server-side scripting language
  • Experience with batch processing, stream processing and workflow technologies such as Apache Flink, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka and Apache Airflow
  • Preferably experience designing and implementing distributed systems
  • Experience with databases like PostgreSQL
  • Great engineering skills and strong CS fundamentals
  • Excellent collaborative, communication, and documentation skills
  • Able to work effectively under schedule pressure to fix defects, review code, design, write, test new code, and diagnose production issues
  • Own and execute backend projects
  • Design, implement, test, productionise and maintain
  • Backend services
  • Batch and stream processing platforms
  • Real-time safety applications
  • Support building a healthy engineering culture and uphold code quality, testing and best practices
  • Partner with other world-class engineers, product, data science, enforcement, threat analyst and cross-functional other teams to identify and implement state-of-the-art solutions to challenging problems
  • Provide technical leadership in domain areas
  • Contribute to company-wide forums, initiatives and open-source projects

501-1,000 employees

Social news website & forum
Company mission
Reddit's mission is to bring community and belonging to everyone in the world. The company operates a social news website and forum where content is socially curated by members.
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Flexible unlimited vacation days & monthly global wellness days
  • Family planning funds & 4+ months paid parental leave
  • Personal & professional development funds
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • Workspace & home office benefits
Company Values
  • Evolve: Only by continually improving and learning will we succeed.
  • Add Value: We constantly evaluate our work to ensure it’s adding value and bringing us closer to achieving our mission. It’s easy to fall into the trap of conflating activity with value. Adding value requires hard work, but not all hard work is valuable.
  • Default: Open The free flow of ideas and feedback is the lifeblood of a healthy organization, and Reddit must embrace it if we are to thrive.