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Director of Engineering - Reddit X, Marketplace

Remote - United States
USD $260,800~$365,100

The marketplace pillar is part of the X division at Reddit and is among the most innovative and forward-looking teams at the company. As Director of Engineering for the Marketplace pillar, you will be responsible for building out the necessary product, technical and operational infrastructure to develop a user powered economy on Reddit. You will do this by building the payments platform and providing our users and creators with the requisite tools and incentives to drive continued creation, improvements, and commerce. 

How You’ll have an Impact:

  • You will drive the technical strategy for Reddit's new user economy and payments platforms. 
  • You will be responsible for maintaining and evolving the existing infrastructure for Reddit’s premium subscription & Avatars revenue streams.
  • You will be accountable for evolving the current engineering team to deliver on this opportunity - identify key gaps, hire, manage, mentor, inspire, and retain engineering managers and software engineers. You will drive a culture of technical excellence ensuring the right bets are taken with the highest quality.
  • You will partner with a multitude of stakeholders for driving the product and technical roadmaps for the division. You will unlock the ability for other teams within Reddit to leverage our notifications platform with minimal effort thereby 10xing the team's impact.  

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop, drive and execute a long-term vision and strategy for the payments platform and user economy. Launch cutting edge systems and evolve them to always be performant, reliable, timely and relevant for users.
  • Lead, manage, and grow high-caliber engineering teams. Utilize all tools at your disposal to hire, coach, promote, and retain the correct team compositions to achieve our goals, including attracting new talent.
  • Work closely with XFN partners to drive, prioritize, and realize impactful outcomes. Coordinate across product and cross-functional engineering teams to understand and widely accelerate core initiatives.
  • Set and support a culture of metrics-driven quality, with efficient processes and strong transparency. 
  • Clearly and effectively articulate a compelling vision to motivate a team. Provide mentorship and growth opportunities for team members and leaders by giving timely and actionable feedback. 
  • Help Reddit reach its goal of bringing community, belonging and empowerment to everyone.

Who You Might Be:

  • 5+ years of experience of managing teams of software and product engineers.
  • 4+ years of experience developing internet scale, near-real time distributed systems.
  • Experience building and scaling revenue generating products at internet scale.
  • Payments platform experience.
  • Professional experience and capability with scaled high-rate platform services, workflow orchestration systems and API design. 
  • Track record of assembling high functioning organizations bolstered by strong organization processes.
  • Strong ability to identify correct divisional priorities and ensure projects are kept on-schedule and on-mission.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.


  • 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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