Senior Engineering Manager, Business Foundations


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Reddit is a community of communities where people can dive into anything through experiences built around their interests, hobbies, and passions. Our mission is to bring community, belonging, and empowerment to everyone in the world. Reddit users submit, vote, and comment on content, stories, and discussions about the topics they care about the most. From pets to parenting, there's a community for everybody on Reddit and with over 50 million daily active users, it is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. For more information, visit

Reddit is continuing to grow our teams with the best talent. This role is completely remote friendly and will continue to be after the pandemic.

Advertising is Reddit's primary business model and we have an ambitious goal to turn it into a massive business to fund Reddit's mission to bring community and belonging to everyone in the world. Although several large digital ad platforms already exist, advertisers are being increasingly drawn to Reddit because of our passionate communities that drive action. This large number of self-governed communities have highly-engaged users who are in an unduplicated mindset of consuming relevant information. This has created the opportunity for Reddit to build a massive and highly differentiated ads business.

The Business Foundations team builds products that meet the unique needs of Reddit's largest customers, which currently encompasses two major work-streams:


Reddit aspires to build a large ecosystem of Ads API partners. We believe that the API can be a significant revenue driver and mechanism for acquiring new advertisers. We launched our alpha with five partners last year, and there's much more work to do in order to bring our API to general availability.

Business Identities

Large businesses and agencies require advanced functionality to structure and manage access to their ad accounts. We've undergone a major rearchitecting of our ads platform over the last year to enable these use cases, and now we're ready to start building features on top of this new architecture, including Single Sign On, User Permissions, Sharing Entities Across Businesses.

What You'll Do

Business Foundations Vision

We're still in the early days for our two major Business Foundations work-streams: Ads API and Business Identities. You will develop a deep understanding of your customers' needs in those two areas. You'll know as much as anyone at Reddit about large customers, agencies, and API partners. You will ensure your team's technical decisions align with customer needs, act as a thought partner to your product managers, and advocate for your customers to senior management.

Team Building

You will take on a high performing team of ICs and an EM. You will identify your team's needs, write job descriptions, source, interview, and help close candidates. You will have the support of our incredible recruiting team to bring diverse and talented engineers into Reddit. You will also determine how best to organize your team in order to achieve business goals and meet customer needs.


You will own the execution of your team's roadmap and be accountable for consistent, predictable delivery. You will ruthlessly prioritize both planned projects and emergent asks. You will coach EMs and Tech Leads on project management and empower your team to execute autonomously. You will identify risks and proactively communicate them both internally and externally.

Career Development

You will help your engineers and managers identify career goals and create development plans to achieve them. You will constantly seek opportunities to push your team outside their comfort zone and turn followers into leaders.

Quality Control

You will work with your team to develop processes and tooling that constantly improve the quality of our products and systems, ensuring that they meet product requirements, customer needs, and SLAs.

As the owner of our Ads API, you'll also be responsible for developing accountability mechanisms to ensure downstream services meet their SLAs.

Organizational Alignment

You will serve as a thought partner to product and upper management to ensure your team's plans align with company goals. You will become an expert in the digital ads business and our customer needs. You will participate in and challenge prioritization decisions. You will communicate your team's work and set expectations with external stakeholders.

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ year as an Engineering Manager
  • Experience in one of the following domains:
    • Public APIs
    • Ads Managers
    • B2B SaaS
  • Experience mentoring and growing engineering managers
  • You're technical, enough to solve almost any problem your team has yourself, but you prefer to guide your team into solving them
  • Excellent written and verbal 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
  • Familiarity with distributed systems and service-oriented architectures


  • Comprehensive Health benefits
  • 401k Matching
  • Workspace benefits for your home office
  • Personal & Professional development funds
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Vacation (please use them!) & Reddit Global Days Off
  • 4+ months paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Volunteer time off

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: $ 222,800 - $ 334,200 .

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

Company name: reddit
Remote job title: Senior Engineering Manager, Business Foundations
Job tags: Team Leadership, project management, advertising
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    $222,800 - 334,200
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    428 days ago

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