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Senior Software Engineer, Data Infrastructure

New York City, NY
USD $190,800~$267,100
Software Development

The Data Infrastructure team is looking to hire a Software Engineer who is excited to work with production facing data tools, and support a growing business model for Reddit.

Our team sits at the center of Reddit, building self-service solutions that empower data science, ML, and engineering teams to produce & consume data from a petabyte-scale warehouse. In this space, we focus on higher-level orchestration of data tools that support the entire company, and also implementing mechanisms that allow customers to safely interact with data. A subset of current focuses include:

  • Managing BigQuery + Airflow infrastructure for the entire company
  • Building opinionated guardrails to drive improvements in data quality, cost efficiency, and data governance
  • APIs and controllers that support our IAM, compute, and storage patterns
  • Software automation that connects our data services and surfaces metadata to downstream customers for discovery and data contract enforcement
  • Monitoring/alerting for our core systems and the mechanisms built on top

If you have a passion for building and maintaining high quality code, want to improve how Reddit makes strategic decisions at the company level, and are excited about applying engineering best practices to one of the most powerful corpus of data in the world, then this is the team for you!

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

  • Collaborate effectively with a team of proficient software engineers to develop and maintain the fundamental platform that powers the cutting-edge Reddit's data warehouse infrastructure
  • Engage in the complete data lifecycle at Reddit, participating in the development process and working with one of the world's most extensive and data-rich datasets.
  • Design, Build and Deliver end-to-end data solutions to improve the reliability, scalability, latency and efficiency of Reddit’s Data Platform
  • Implement automation for key elements of the development process, including data quality, managing alerts and handling critical infrastructure operations.
  • Collaborate and Share on-call responsibilities, including incident management, with the Data Warehouse team
  • Guide and support fellow engineers within the team by serving as a mentor, while actively contributing to the sharing of knowledge through training sessions and comprehensive documentation

Who you might be:

  • 4+ years of software engineering experience in a production setting writing clean, maintainable, and well-tested code
  • Proficient in object-oriented programming languages like Python and Scala, with expertise in SQL languages like BigQuery, SparkSQL or Postgres
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing large-scale systems, diligently monitoring project progress, and showcasing proactive leadership as a self-starter on diverse projects
  • Experience working with cloud services, terraform, airflow, Kubernetes, CI/CD, and working with modern cloud-based infrastructure
  • Excellent communication skills tailored for effective collaboration within both a service-oriented team and the broader organizational context


  • 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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