Reddit is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer - Infrastructure

San Francisco, United States

"The front page of the internet,” Reddit is comprised of thousands of user-run communities, each with its own front page, unique focus, and moderator team. Founded in 2005, Reddit is a place for community, conversation, and connection with over 230 million users worldwide.

If our mission resonates with you, you’re interested in being part of a small, collaborative team, and want to help Reddit realize its full potential, then join us!

The infrastructure team is a small nimble team that powers one of the top nine websites in the US and we’re looking for a passionate engineer to help us build the next generation of Reddit’s infrastructure.


  • Architecting and development of a versatile, scalable, and highly reliable platform that supports building tons of Reddit products
  • Proven ability to learn from and work with a growing engineering and cross-functional team
  • Lead and mentor others
  • Develop services that can be used across multiple engineering teams
  • Learn, apply and create Reddit best practices across the entire stack

What We Can Expect From You:

  • 6+ years of experience with large-scale distributed systems and client-server architectures
  • Highly effective communication skills and experience on a service oriented team
  • Autonomous. Take initiative to work directly with your coworkers and customers to figure out what's important
  • Be able to balance short-term and long-term vision
  • Experience building scalable backend systems
  • A strong software developer with a passion for building clean, maintainable, and well-tested code

Bonus Points:

  • Experience building and maintaining production systems
  • Familiarity with Python, Memcache, Cassandra, Postgres, Zookeeper, and AWS

What You Can Expect From Us:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • 401k -- with matching
  • Onsite meals and snacks
  • Wellness benefits and perks
  • The opportunity to bring goodness into the world, one subreddit at a time
  • Your very own custom Reddit alien (aka Snoo)

Reddit hosts thousands of unique communities where millions of people share content and engage in conversations every day. Come for the cats, stay for the empathy.