Staff Software Engineer, Developer Experience



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

The mission of the Developer experience team is to design, develop, and support tools and processes that make common developer workflows efficient and reliable.

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!

Some of our present and future challenges include:

  • Building a strong cloud staging development story for the entire company.
  • Re-envisioning our service frameworks and tooling integrations to increase developer efficiency, confidence, and service reliability.

As a staff engineer on this team, you’ll be a technical coach and mentor. You’ll draw on your technical expertise to develop the right standards for how development should work at Reddit and improve the overall developer experience of all of Reddit. You will work with others to build a roadmap to match the needs of an ever growing engineering organization.

You will:

  • Steer: Select, scope, and drive high leverage projects that align with Reddit’s developer experience goals
  • Build: Strategy to build efficient and more reliable developer workflows.
  • Amplify: Mentor ICs and be a leader for the Developer Experience team.
  • Collaborate: Work together with a variety of teams across Reddit Engineering.
  • Evolve: Learn and improve your own technical and non-technical abilities.

You have:

  • 5+ years of experience developing internet-scale software, preferably in infrastructure roles.
  • 3+ years experience working on developer tools, library development, API design, CI/CD tools.
  • Extensive software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages; Golang, Python, Rust, Java, C++
  • High empathy, excellent communication skills, and the ability to find compromise working across the entire engineering org.
  • History of mentorship and technical leadership.
  • Kubernetes experience is a big plus.

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