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Senior Backend Engineer, Conversation Experiences

Reddit

Reddit

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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.

The Conversation Experiences team is responsible for one of the highest traffic pages on the platform: the Comments page. We know that conversations are the lifeblood of Reddit, so we strive to ensure viewing content and the surrounding conversation is appealing, intuitive and delightful. This is a high impact role where you will drive related technical & product strategy, operations, architecture, and execution for one of the largest sites in the world.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work cross-functionally, collaborate and partner with product, design, and other engineering counterparts to execute on product and business strategy and build novel products and features that our users will love.
  • Contribute to the full development cycle: technical design, development, test, experimentation, analysis, and launch. You’ll be reviewing code and design docs, giving feedback on product specs and mocks.
  • Participate with a team of thoughtful, fast-moving, and motivated engineers. Contribute to standards that improve developer workflows, recommend best practices, and help mentor engineers on the team to grow their technical expertise.
  • Continuously learn and improve your technical and non-technical abilities.

Qualifications for this role:

  • 3+ years of industry experience in large-scale distributed systems.
  • 4+ years experience in one or more general purpose programming languages (Go, Python, Java, C++, Rust)
  • Experienced with GraphQL, REST, HTTP, Thrift basics, and the ability to design and implement maintainable APIs.
  • Experienced with distributed caching layers, and distributed large scale data storage systems like Cassandra.
  • A track record of developing and improving highly scalable and reliable serving systems
  • A track record of leading sized projects that require cross-team and cross-functional collaborations
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and to deliver projects on schedule.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. You are self-directed, innovative, and biased towards action in fast-paced environments. You love to build new things and thrive in ambiguity and even failure.
  • Excellent communication skills. You partner effectively with teams in a fully remote environment and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences.

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits
  • 401k Matching
  • Workspace benefits for your home office
  • Personal & Professional development funds
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Vacation (please use them!) & Reddit Global Wellness Days
  • 4+ months paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Volunteer time off

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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:
$190,800$267,100 USD

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