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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 a platform that both celebrates and benefits from our user's creativity, and we're working on a new canvas for them to paint with. Tens of thousands of developers are already building against our API, but we can do so much more.

The Developer Platform team's goal is to allow communities to find and install plugins that completely customize & transform members' experiences and interactions. Everything's on the table, including comment sorting, custom post types, and more. Many communities may become immersive, game-like experiences.

There's many low-hanging fruit: r/photoshopbattles should have an image gallery, so you don't have to click your way down the comments.  r/nba should have live-updating scores.  Meme generators should be everywhere.  r/wallstreetbets should have stock tickers.  Comments should rank people you interact with higher.  Subreddits should be easy to theme.

But there's also opportunities for exploration and weirdness.  What does reddit-style fantasy football look like?  Did you lose The Game?

This vision takes everyone on Reddit working together.  The Developer Platform team will be building core platform capabilities that will allow us to reach for this vision.

What We’re Working On

  • Building an environment for executing dangerous Javascript and Webassembly safely on multiple platforms.
  • Building multi-tenant APIs for storage, pubsub, schedulers, and orchestration.
  • Evolving Reddit's public API and capabilities towards a cleaner, elegant Developer Experience.
  • Building the technical foundation for future features and experiences.
  • Building a platform that is highly available, low on latency, and at internet scale.

What We Can Expect From You

  • Likely 7+ years of industry experience, preferably in backend, infrastructure, developer tools, or app platforms.
  • 3+ years of experience managing engineering teams
  • You're highly technical, enough to solve almost any problem your team has yourself, but you prefer to guide your team into solving them.
  • Passion for developing scalable, well-designed software that people love.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. On our team, everyone needs to act like a startup CEO. You must be self-directed, innovative, and biased towards action in fast-paced environments. You live to build new things and thrive in ambiguity and even failure.
  • Excellent communication skills. You must be able to collaborate effectively with teams in a fully-remote environment, and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and manage a team of 5-15 engineers, hiring top-notch individual contributors and giving them room to shine.
  • Be a strong mentor and cross-functional advocate for your team.
  • Understand team, product, engineering, and company dynamics enough to keep your team focused and effective under a wide variety of conditions.
  • Teach your team to make steady progress solving difficult problems.  
  • Contribute meaningfully to team strategy. We give everyone a seat at the table and encourage active participation in planning for the future. Don’t just come along for the ride.

Bonus Points:

  • Past deep technical contributions
  • Experience in influencing the larger organizations on technical direction/best practices.

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.

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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