Staff Designer, Developer Platform at Reddit

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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

Reddit is continuing to grow our teams with the best talent. We're completely remote friendly and will continue to be after the pandemic. Learn more about how we're evolving Reddit's workforce here.

We're looking for a Staff Designer to lead Reddit’s emerging Developer Platform. This role is focused on designing and building external developer experiences like an app store for plugins and a playground for developers to test new features. This is a new team, so you will have the opportunity to contribute your skills up and down the stack as we grow. This team is all about building first-class developer tools that Reddittors will use to make their communities feel more connected online.

Designers serve a key role at Reddit, so we are looking for deep thinkers and accomplished collaborators. Our designers are expected to contribute at all levels of product development, from helping to set the vision to the craft of the smallest product details.

What You’ll Do

In this role, we are looking for someone with a background in or deep familiarity with developer experience. Ideally, you have written enough code to understand what separates a great API from a deeply frustrating one. This particular role will focus on:

  • Building a dev playground (e.g.
  • Creating an app store for installing bots & plugins (e.g.
  • Contributing and collaborating with the design systems team
  • Exploring Reddit’s rich creation tools, imagining new post & comment features
  • Offering ideas for growing the code (and even no-code) literacy of our global communities 
  • Creating experiences across all developers, device form factors, products, regions without compromising consistency and simplicity.

What We Can Expect From You

We're looking for someone who thrives in this environment, who can be autonomous enough to always be moving forward, pragmatic enough to not get lost in the weeds, and ambitious enough to envision a Developer Platform enabling a richer, more connected Reddit ecosystem. Specifically, we’re looking for a designer with:

  • 8+ years of experience in product design
  • 3-5 years of experience building developer platforms
  • Deep understanding of design tools such as: Figma, Framer, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong visual design and prototyping skills
  • Ability to work with complicated design systems and challenge existing constraints

How we work

We are agile, collaborative, and iterative. Our teams collaborate deeply to push the product forward together. In practice, our designers focus on improving the overall user experience, and iterating toward the best outcomes is the ultimate goal.

In addition to your application, please submit a portfolio or case studies that highlight the breadth and depth of your design experience. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

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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Technology we use

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What are Reddit Perks + Benefits

Reddit Benefits Overview

Reddit is all about diving into your passions and interests. Our benefits are flexible, putting your wellness needs first, so we can build a vibrant culture where we work and thrive together.

Volunteer in local community
Reddit encourages its employees to take advantage of its Volunteer time-off policy which gives employees eight hours per month to make an impact in their communities via volunteer work.
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Reddit offers a 10% discount on pet insurance.
Wellness Programs
Reddit offers personal, professional, and workspace wellness programs.
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Reddit will fund up to $5,000 per year towards your day care FSA.
Generous Parental Leave
Non-birthing parents receive up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave. Birthing parents receive 22+ weeks of paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Reddit offers up to 17 weeks of paid family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Reddit will reimburse up to $25,000 for adoption and surrogacy expenses, and provide up to 16 weeks of paid bonding leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
In addition to an unlimited vacation policy, Reddit offers one paid wellness day off per month.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Reddit will fund up to $150 per month towards your parking and public transportation costs to commute into the office.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Enjoy free lunch in all of our offices!
Stocked Kitchen
All of our offices are stocked with delicious snacks and beverages!
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Utilize your personal wellness stipend to fund your fitness and take advantage of nationwide discounts for Classpass.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend

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