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Staff Software Engineer, Data Infrastructure

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$207k - $289k







  • Mission/Vision: Reddit aims to foster a sense of community and belonging worldwide, using the developer's role to handle large scale data challenges and ensure high data quality.

  • Key Responsibilities: Develop and maintain data infrastructure, handle data pipelines for 100B+ daily events, collaborate with various teams, and mentor other engineers.

  • Growth Opportunities: Engage in cross-functional projects, shape data culture, and refine long-term strategy within the company.


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 82M+ daily active unique visitors, Reddit is one of the internet’s largest sources of information. For more information, visit .

The Data Infrastructure team is looking to hire a Staff software Engineer who is excited to solve large scale batch and streaming data challenges.

Reddit’s 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

Our community of users generates over 100B analytics events per day, each of which is ingested by the Data Infrastructure team into a data warehouse that sees 55,000+ daily queries. We utilize this data to enable both batch and streaming data usage at the company. The team also owns our Streaming Platform that is build using Flink

As a staff engineer, you will partner with your team and partner teams like machine learning, and Ads to create and improve scalable, fault tolerant, self-serve systems. You will also create and execute a strategy to ensure a high level of end-to-end data quality and help shape the data culture across all of Reddit!

In your day-to-day, you can expect to:

  • Contribute to developing the team and organization’s long term strategy

  • Refine and maintain our data infrastructure technologies to support real-time analysis of hundreds of millions of users.

  • Own the data pipeline that surfaces 100B+ daily events to all teams, and the tools we use ingestion, storage and to improve data quality.

  • Mentor other engineers on how to design, build, and evangelize services used by hundreds of engineers across Reddit

Who you might be:

  • 7+ years of coding experience in a production setting writing clean, maintainable, and well-tested code.

  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with stakeholders in engineering, data science, machine learning, and product.

  • Experience with object-oriented programming languages such as Scala, Python, Go, or Java.

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical field.

  • Experience working with Terraform, Helm, Flink, Airflow, Prometheus, Docker, Kubernetes, and CI/CD.


  • 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:

$206,700—$289,400 USD

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 .


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