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Senior Software Engineer - Developer Experience

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Posted 4 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$191k - $267k




  • Contribute to Reddit's mission of authentic conversations on the internet by leading developer experience projects in a large-scale distributed system environment

  • Lead high-impact initiatives to enhance developer workflows, service frameworks, and tooling integrations, including exploring novel technologies like Generative AI

  • Mentor, collaborate with cross-functional teams, and drive technical and non-technical growth opportunities


Reddit is a community of communities. It’s built on shared interests, passion, and trust and is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. Every day, Reddit users submit, vote, and comment on the topics they care most about. With 100,000+ active communities and approximately 73+ million daily active unique visitors, Reddit is one of the internet’s largest sources of information. For more information, visit .

The mission of the Developer Experience team is to design, develop, and support tools and processes that make common developer workflows efficient and reliable. As a senior engineer on this team, you’ll be immediately responsible for building and driving a vision for our developer experience in multiple programming languages. You’ll draw on your technical expertise and leadership skills to ensure our frameworks and developer tooling are cohesive and provide maximum value to an ever growing engineering organization. You’ll look for ways to bring in good ideas from other peers and also for opportunities to engage with org, presenting and sharing the team’s accomplishments.

Some of our present and future challenges include:

  • Building a strong cloud development story for the entire company.

  • Re-envisioning our service frameworks and tooling integrations to increase developer efficiency, confidence, and service reliability.

  • Scaling our infrastructure and processes to serve a growing Reddit Engineering organization.

  • Creating on-demand environments for development and testing at scale.

  • Building release infrastructure that makes CI and CD easy.

  • Building a solid understanding of customer’s needs and identifying opportunities for improvements.

  • Investigating, building, and integrating novel technologies (e.g. Generative AI) to solve problems for our developers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Steer: Work with the team to select, scope, and drive high leverage projects that align with Reddit’s goals.

  • Build: Execute on a strategy and create a more performant, more scalable, higher quality architecture around developer experience, including service frameworks, development environments, version control, CI and deployment tooling.

  • Amplify: Mentor, coach, and collaborate with other technical contributors

  • Collaborate: Work together with a variety of cross functional teams across Reddit Engineering.

  • Evolve: Learn and improve your own technical and non-technical abilities.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience identifying and driving high impact projects that align with the company’s strategy.

  • 3+ years of industry experience in large-scale distributed systems.

  • 3+ years of Go experience.

  • 3+ years experience working on developer tools, libraries, and frameworks.

  • Experienced with GraphQL, REST, HTTP, gRPC, and the ability to design and implement maintainable APIs.

  • Experience with Kubernetes.

  • A track record of developing and improving highly scalable and reliable serving systems.

  • A track record of leading large scale projects that require cross-team and cross-functional collaboration.

  • High empathy, excellent communication skills, and the ability to influence decisions while working across the entire engineering org.

  • Strong focus on user experience, usability, scalability, and quality.

  • History of mentorship and technical leadership.


  • Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits

  • 401k Matching

  • Workspace benefits for your home office

  • Personal & Professional development funds

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Vacation (please use them!) & Reddit Global Wellness Days

  • 4+ months paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Volunteer time off

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Pay Transparency:

This job posting may span more than one career level.

In addition to base salary, this job is eligible to receive equity in the form of restricted stock units, and depending on the position offered, it may also be eligible to receive a commission. Additionally, Reddit offers a wide range of benefits to U.S.-based employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) program with employer match, generous time off for vacation, and parental leave. To learn more, please visit .

To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including, skills, depth of work experience and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below.

The base pay range for this position is:

$190,800—$267,100 USD

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