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Senior Software Engineer, Storage

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

The position is a mix of software engineering and cloud engineering; a lot of the time, we are writing software to implement important workflows that automate the operation of our vast production infrastructure.

We also work with our product teams to make the underlying Storage technologies work better for Reddit’s main workloads, including defining and improving the application’s data models and data access patterns, and lots of times, this also involves data-driven analysis and tuning of the Storage stack to make step function improvements to the end-to-end data path. There is a substantial amount of troubleshooting and analysis to understand the real problems we face as we scale, and our customer’s workloads change. 

A successful candidate will;

  • Work collaboratively with a team of software engineers and systems engineers to create and maintain the foundational platform for running Reddit’s infrastructure.
  • Develop reliable and efficient workflows to automate a large number of operational tasks that are essential to operating the critical Storage infrastructure for Reddit.
  • Design, write, and deliver software to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of Reddit’s products in Go and sometimes Python.
  • Contribute feedback to the technical and strategic direction of the Storage infrastructure

Who You Might Be:

  • 4+ years of experience developing internet-scale software, preferably in infrastructure roles.
  • Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages; Golang, Python, Java, C++
  • Prior experience with Storage technologies is a plus (Redis, Memcache, Cassandra, Postgres, MySQL, Zookeeper).  
  • Prior experience with operating a large scale critical infrastructure system with a focus on automation and workflow development is a plus, especially in a role where they were required to be oncall.
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with a service-oriented team and company.


  • 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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