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Staff Backend Engineer
Posted on 1/14/2022
Toronto, ON, Canada
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 5+ years backend development experience with multiple parts of the backend stack, from databases to networking to efficient computing
  • Ability to design and implement large-scale distributed systems (AWS experience preferred but not required)
  • Curiosity and ability to autonomously make trade offs with the business impact in mind
  • Excellent communication skills. You must be able to collaborate effectively with teams in a fully remote environment and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Design, build and ship backend services powering experiences for millions of daily users
  • Move fast while balancing quality. We can't afford extensive bureaucracy, and we also can't afford show-stopping bugs. We need people who can balance speed with quality while quickly building brand-new products
  • Contribute meaningfully to team strategy. We need everyone's viewpoint to make great decisions, and encourage active participation in planning for the future
  • Communicate effectively, within the team and across disciplines. Work closely with product managers and designers to craft compelling user experiences

501-1,000 employees

Social news website & forum
Company Overview
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 Core 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.