Software Engineer, Backend

San Francisco, CA, United States


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States


251 - 500 people


420 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA, 94102, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Java
  • Go
  • Scala

Role Description

"The front page of the internet,” Reddit brings over 330 million people together each month through their common interests, inviting them to share, vote, comment, and create across thousands of communities. Come for the cats, stay for the empathy.

Reddit is poised to rapidly innovate and grow like no other time in its history. This is a unique opportunity to leave your mark on one of the most influential and trafficked corners of the internet.

As a Backend Engineer, you’ll build the exciting features, services, and infrastructure tools needed to fuel the next wave of Reddit’s growth. You’ll bring your experience with complex systems, passion for performance and optimization, and ability to write highly scalable / fault tolerant code to a team of top engineers.

With our small team, your work will directly impact hundreds of millions of users around the world. Join us and help build the future of Reddit!


Shipping new products that will increase Reddit’s ability to deliver information real-time. Creating a unified and seamless experience between desktop and mobile. Building tools that will improve the safety and experience of our users. Qualifications:

5+ years of experience building clean, maintainable, and well-tested code. Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques. Experience with large-scale distributed real-time systems (AWS experience preferred but not required). Curiosity and ability to be autonomous to figure out what's important. Excellent communication skills to collaborate with a service-oriented team.

About Reddit

Reddit is home to thousands of communities, endless conversation, and authentic human connection. Whether you're into breaking news, sports, TV fan theories, or a never-ending stream of the internet's cutest animals, there's a community on Reddit for you.

Company Culture

Reddit is a network of communities where individuals can find experiences built around their interests, hobbies and passions. With over 330 million global users monthly, Reddit is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the Internet. We value scrappy, resourceful attitude towards work. We love it when people go out of their way to make our product better. We admire a healthy work balance with room for growth and professional development. We welcome engineers who can bring impact and creativity to try something new.

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