Reddit is hiring a

Staff Infrastructure Engineer, Networking


“The front page of the internet," Reddit brings over 450 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.

The Transport Infrastructure team’s mission is building and maintaining interservice and edge networking infrastructure that is performant, reliable, and secure. The infrastructure provides self-serve features for Reddit engineers that make the network easy to understand and easy to use.

As a Staff Engineer on this team, you’ll work closely with other infrastructure engineers, SREs and service owners, drawing on your expertise to set the technical direction for Reddit’s networking architecture. You’ll be responsible for leading broad infrastructure projects through design, planning, and implementation.


  • Design, plan, and implement architectural projects such as service mesh and RPC standardization.
  • Work closely with Compute, Storage, Developer Tooling, and Security teams to ensure service mesh works seamlessly and meets high performance/security standards.
  • Improve and maintain the software and infrastructure that your team develops and operates.
  • Determine the technical direction for the networking platform while aligning with Reddit’s overall strategy.
  • Break down projects into specific phases and items for completion.
  • Provide technical leadership by sharing technical expertise within the Transport Infrastructure team.


  • 7+ years of experience with large-scale distributed systems.
  • 7+ years of experience identifying and driving high impact projects that align with the company’s strategy.
  • History of mentorship and technical leadership.
  • You have experience working with and/or operating Envoy/HAProxy/Nginx or any other networking proxy.
  • You are familiar with networking disciplines, such as load balancers, API gateways, DNS management, HTTP2, GRPC, etc.
  • You are familiar with container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • You possess proficiency in several high-level programming languages and are an expert in at least one of [Golang, Javascript, Python].
  • Deep understanding of microservice architectures.
  • You possess expert level knowledge of an enterprise cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure).
  • You have hands-on experience implementing and maintaining configuration controls through infrastructure-as-code.

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