Software Engineer Developer Platform


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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, with over 100,000 active communities and over 70 million daily active users, it is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. For more information, visit

The Developer Platform's mission is to empower our community of 3rd party developers and moderators to extend Reddit with useful and exciting features. We've built Reddit's server driven cross-platform UI system, a serverless computing platform, as well as plugins (e.g. key-value storage, scheduler) for our developers to use. We're looking for someone to contribute to our backend plugins and compute environment. This is a high impact role where you'll be able to work on platform features that are immediately useful to our third party developer community, and will power experiences for millions of users on Reddit.

What You'll Do

  • Develop a suite of plugins and capabilities that third party developers can use. For example, a distributed key-value storage system.
  • Work with gRPC, Go and Typescript to build out a serverless compute environment for untrusted code.
  • Build out APIs with GraphQL and Protobufs for our client developers.
  • Work with a combination of developer relations, technical writers and PMs to ship features for our community.

Who You Might Be

  • Interest in building products for developers
  • A connection Reddit, its users, and its community
  • 3+ years of experience in fast paced software development
  • Experience with one or more systems programming languages (e.g. Go, Java, Rust, C/C++).
  • Basic understanding of the Javascript ecosystem
  • Experience working with and managing data stores (relational, key-value, document stores)


  • Comprehensive Health benefits
  • 401k Matching
  • Workspace benefits for your home office
  • Personal & Professional development funds
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Vacation & Reddit Global Days Off
  • 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:
$164,200-$229,900 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

Company name: reddit
Remote job title: Software Engineer Developer Platform
Job tags: Golang, Java, Developer Platform

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