Senior Engineering Manager, Developer Platform



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Reddit is a community of communities. It’s built on shared interests, passion, and trust and is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. Every day, Reddit users submit, vote, and comment on the topics they care most about. With 100,000+ active communities and approximately 82M+ daily active unique visitors, Reddit is one of the internet’s largest sources of information. For more information, visit redditinc.com.

Reddit is a community of communities where people can dive into anything through experiences built around their interests, hobbies, and passions. Our mission is to bring community, belonging, and empowerment to everyone in the world. Reddit users submit, vote, and comment on content, stories, and discussions about the topics they care about the most. From pets to parenting, with over 100,000 active communities and over 70 million daily active users, it is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. For more information, visit redditinc.com.

Reddit has an amazing history of individual and community-driven innovation. With no official support, thousands of user scripts, self-identified bots and services run against our API and enrich the experience Redditors have on our platform. Furthermore, the value of Reddit data has powered the creation and growth of numerous businesses. The goal of the Reddit Developer Platform team is to further empower communities to innovate while establishing a significant new business centered on our Data API.

We are looking for a hybrid technologist & leader to serve as a Senior Engineering Manager for the DevPlatform team, driving the roadmap of some of our ambitious technical bets to make developing apps inside Reddit easier and more powerful.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Building & evolving a cross-platform App-building ecosystem, including various bets around specializations for games, JS apps, client integrations, and novel DX frameworks.
  • Building & evolving a FaaS platform designed for hosting Redditor's apps.
  • Evolving Reddit's public API and capabilities towards a cleaner, more elegant Developer Experience.
  • Making a platform that is highly available, low on latency, and at internet scale.
  • Laying the technical foundation for future features and experiences by building an ambitious yet attainable roadmap.

What We Expect From You:

  • 10+ years of industry experience, preferably building, maintaining, and managing platforms and infrastructure
  • 5+ years of experience managing engineering teams
  • 2+ years of experience building products/features/platforms for a technical audience
  • 2+ years of experience in a consumer internet, data, or streaming platform at high-scale
  • You're highly technical, enough to solve many problems your team has yourself, but you prefer to guide your team into solving them.
  • You're high-agency, self-directed, detail-oriented, and reliable.


  • Build and manage a team of 7-8 engineers, hiring top-notch individual contributors and giving them room to shine.
  • Build and execute a technical roadmap of systems improvements
  • Be the owner and steward of Reddit's developer-related R&D.
  • Be the cross-functional face of your team to stakeholders across Product, BD, and more.

Bonus Points:

  • You've built or contributed significantly to a cutting edge (perhaps at the time) OSS project or suite of developer tools.

Pay Transparency:

This job posting may span more than one career level.

In addition to base salary, this job is eligible to receive equity in the form of restricted stock units, and depending on the position offered, it may also be eligible to receive a commission. Additionally, Reddit offers a wide range of benefits to U.S.-based employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) program with employer match, generous time off for vacation, and parental leave. To learn more, please visit https://www.redditinc.com/careers/.

To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including, skills, depth of work experience and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below.

The base pay range for this position is:
$232,500$325,500 USD

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