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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 redditinc.com

Reddit is continuing to grow our teams with the best talent. We're completely remote friendly and will continue to be after the pandemic.


“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. This role is for our Android Platform team. The mission of the Android Platform team is to create a performant and high-quality foundation for our Android native application.


This role will enable us to architect our Android app to scale for the next 100M DAUs in International markets such as India. They will also help us set the right standards in Android development and will help in improving the overall Android development experience at Reddit. In addition, they will mentor the Android engineers across Reddit and will be seen as a go-to person for any challenges on Android App architecture.


The mission of the Android Platform team is to create a performant and high-quality foundation for our Android native application. Our vision for the Android Mobile App is to be the best in class.


As a Principal Engineer in the Android Platform team, you will be responsible for designing a solid foundation for our Android application development. You will have the company-wide scope, impact, and responsibility in shaping the future of Android development at Reddit. You will champion the technology selection, best practices in Reddit’s Android application development. In addition, you will act as an Architect for the Android application at Reddit.


What you’ll do


  • Own the architecture of Reddit’s Android Mobile App and make it scale to the next 100M+ DAUs. Propose ideas/solutions to reach our vision of “making Reddit’s Mobile Apps best-in-class.”
  • Identify the gaps in our current Android App Architecture, and lead redesign of the Android platform to improve modularity, performance, and quality.
  • Help us improve the developer experience by reducing the build times, by providing a modular architecture, and improving the developer workflows.
  • Help us build the technical foundation for rapid experimentation without compromising on quality.
  • Mentor Android developers across the company.
  • Be the go-to person for developers on complex problems in Android development.

What we expect from you

  • Deep understanding of how to build mobile applications at scale.
  • You are a strategic thinker who thrives on developing the long-term technical foundation for Reddit’s products.
  • 10+ years of Software development experience with at least 5+ years in designing/developing Android applications. 
  • Experience in influencing larger (200+ engineers) organizations on technical direction/best practices.
  • Experience in influencing organizations on best practices in Mobile or Android development.
  • Experience with modern Android development frameworks such as Jetpack compose and Kotlin coroutines.
  • Experience with Kotlin.
  • Passion for developing scalable, well-designed software that improves people’s lives globally.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams such as design, product, data teams to deliver great user experiences.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent technical expertise

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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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.

Culture
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
Diversity
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)
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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