Staff Software Engineer, Data Infrastructure | Reddit | Remote (United States)

Staff Software Engineer, Data Infrastructure | Reddit | Remote (United States)

Remote US
Application ends: September 20, 2024
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Job Description

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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