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Senior Backend Engineer, Video 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 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.

Reddit is poised to rapidly innovate and grow like no other time in its history. Videos on Reddit have seen exponential growth and the Video Platform  team has a huge responsibility to build a solid foundation to enable building engaging experiences. This role will encompass ownership of building the end to end platform, including implementation of backend APIs focused on quality and performance as well as setting up new services that expand and optimize our video capabilities.

Reddit is looking for a software engineer capable of building a highly robust, scalable, reliable and performant video backend that empowers the client platforms to build great video experiences. You will work closely with Backend Architects, Product Managers and other Video experts to deliver a best in class video platform that will advance Reddit’s video expansion efforts to bring community and belonging to everyone on the planet.

This is a high impact role where you will be involved in technical & product strategy, operations, architecture, and execution for one of the largest sites in the world.

  • Languages: Python, Go, C++ or any object oriented programming language
  • Libraries: Baseplate, GraphQL
  • Databases: Postgres, Cassandra, Memcached, Redis
  • Tools: Kubernetes, AWS, Ngnix

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement the next generation backend system that powers video experience on Reddit
  • Work with client platform engineers to design and implement modular interfaces that enables them  to craft compelling user experiences
  • Explore new technologies that help grow our video capabilities and manage cost of our systems
  • Champion and drive engineering processes and best practices
  • Write efficient, scalable and maintainable code that will help us iterate quickly and safely

Qualifications:

  • At least 4+ years of experience as a software engineer developing backend/ platforms at scale, using Python. Go, C++ or any object oriented programming language
  • BS degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
  • Additional knowledge around GraphQL, REST, HTTP basics, and the ability to design maintainable APIs
  • Having experience with video analytics and streaming video (HLS, DASH, FFMPEG) is a plus
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and keep projects on schedule.
  • Experience designing and implementing performant, stable, and maintainable APIs
  • Familiar with software engineering best practices such as unit testing and code reviews, design, and documentation
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. You are self-directed, innovative, and biased towards action in fast-paced environments. You love to build new things and thrive in ambiguity and even failure
  • Excellent communication skills. You collaborate effectively with teams in a fully remote environment and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences

Good to Have:

  • Experience in building video processing / transcoding pipelines is a plus
  • Having deep experience with CDNs and global distribution, machine learning and computer vision is a plus

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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