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Staff Backend Engineer, Developer Platform
Posted on 2/2/2022
Baltimore, MD, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Likely 8+ years of industry experience, writing backend services in a high-request-rate, high-performance environment
  • Experience in Go, *AND* a demonstrated ability to learn and operate in many languages. You love some particular language(s) and you know why you do
  • Demonstrated experience building moderately complex and successful Service-oriented Architectures
  • Passion for developing scalable, well-designed software that people love
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. On our team, everyone needs to act like a startup CEO. You must be self-directed, innovative, and biased towards action in fast-paced environments. You live to build new things and thrive in ambiguity and even failure
  • 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
  • Be the key leader and architect of the developer platform serverless runtime, and its integration with the rest of Reddit
  • Be hands-on. You write a mean Design Doc, you can rally the team, but you're spending at least half your time coding
  • Write mostly Go (but also probably a little bit of Typescript, Python)
  • Prioritize and build new platform features and APIs that enable developers to expand the ways they can interact with Reddit
  • Connect Reddit's data to a serverless platform for running user scripts
  • Care deeply about performance, scalability, and security
  • Contribute to the full development cycle: technical design, development, testing, experimentation, analysis, and launch. You'll be reviewing code and design docs, and giving feedback on product specs and mocks
  • Move fast while balancing quality. We can't afford extensive processes, 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 give everyone a seat at the table and encourage active participation in planning for the future. Don't just come along for the ride
  • 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 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.