Reddit is hiring a

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.


  • Architect and develop 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.
  • 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:

  • 3+ 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, Memcached, 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)