Reddit is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer, Backend Data Privacy

Chicago, United States

Our mission is to bring community and belonging to everyone in the world. Reddit is a community of communities where people can dive into anything through experiences built around their interests, hobbies, and passions. With more than 50 million people visiting 100,000+ communities daily, it is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. From pets to parenting, skincare to stocks, there’s a community for everybody on Reddit. For more information, visit

"The front page of the internet,” Reddit brings over 430 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.

Privacy is part of the Reddit DNA and we are dedicated to ensuring that our platforms, services, and products are built with privacy as a core principle. We hold the privacy of our users as fundamental to our mission at Reddit and this role will support the evolution of our Ads Privacy practices with a focus on practical and data-driven decisions that enable us to support our business. As a Senior Software Engineer, Backend Data Privacy you will support the development of privacy products. 

What You'll Do:

  • Design, build, and implement privacy software products
  • Design, build and ship backend services powering privacy experiences for millions of daily users.
  • Translate privacy rules and policies into robust, scalable, reusable solutions that protect user privacy while enabling safe, transparent use of data
  • Deep dive and become an expert in a complex and heterogeneous codebase and cloud infrastructure to find and harden all data stores and microservices that process personal data
  • Deep knowledge of large scale cloud analytics and storage technologies and SDLC best practices
  • Comfortable in navigating unfamiliar tech stacks and working with new languages and technologies

What We Can Expect From You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information systems, or a similar STEM field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience building clean, maintainable, and well-tested code.
  • Deep knowledge of large scale cloud analytics and storage technologies and SDLC best practices
  • Comfortable navigating unfamiliar tech stacks and working with new languages and technologies
  • Experience with any of the following:  Python, JavaScript / TypeScript, or Go
  • Experience with data privacy requirements stemming from regulatory and legislative mandates including CCPA, GDPR, and state data breach notification laws is desirable.
  • Ability to learn and research new technologies and standards rapidly, assess them for privacy exposures, and drive changes via code to enhance privacy
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, technical writing, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with teams, be a thought leader and drive innovation
  • Skilled at taking complex topics and making them simple
  • A team focus with an ability to work in a matrixed organization
  • The ability to exhibit sound judgment and domain knowledge for multiple areas of expertise within the specialized discipline. 
  • Work independently and own projects entirely, both within the department as well as cross-functionally
  • Ability to work on and continuously deliver on numerous priorities
  • Strong attention to detail  
  • Ability to prioritize and work to tight deadlines and manage your own backlog.  

What You Can Expect From Us:

  • Competitive Healthcare Benefits Package
  • Quarterly Dependent Care or Pet Care Stipend
  • Family Expansion Benefits
  • 4 Months Parental Leave with Flexible Return-To-Work Programming
  • Professional & Personal Development Stipends
  • Unlimited Vacation, Annual Travel Stipend, and 10 Paid Holidays
  • Onsite Wellness Classes and Wellness Stipend
  • 401k Plan with Employer Contributions
  • Monthly Commuter Stipend
  • Monthly Cell Phone Allowance
  • Paid Volunteer Days, plus Reddit For Good Volunteer Opportunities


Reddit is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at [email protected].

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