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Director of Engineering, Platform



Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

"The front page of the internet,” Reddit brings over 500 million people together each month through their common interests, inviting them to share, vote, comment, and create across thousands of communities. Come for the cats, stay for the empathy.

As the Director of Reddit’s Core Platform, you will be responsible for the service layers that Reddit rests upon, define and maintain the core data models that Reddit uses, and allow all the different parts of Reddit to work smoothly together at scale.

How You’ll have impact:

Reporting into the global Head of Infrastructure, your peers and customers will be all of the other engineering directors at Reddit. You will partner with a multitude of stakeholders to understand Reddit’s core service priorities across all of our product lines, and will guide design, development, and adoption of a scalable, reliable, and low latency core service stack . This stack will operate in multiple cloud environments, and provide an API platform for Reddit to rapidly deliver reliable, performant, and efficient services to our end users.

You will be accountable for building, growing, and mentoring a world-class team of engineers to help Reddit reach its goal of bringing community and belonging to everyone.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop, drive and execute a long term vision and strategy for Core Services to be leveraged by all of Reddit’s products.
  • Coordinate across product and engineering teams to understand and widely socialize Reddit’s core service priorities across all of our products.
  • Deliver and maintain a long term roadmap for core service capabilities and supported/recommended interfaces for development.
  • Establish a stronger Platform-Product interface for feature tracking and prioritization, and provide an opinionated and trusted voice for guiding these decisions.
  • Support the reliable operation of these systems as a Platform for Reddit products, and allow us to rapidly deliver reliable, performant, and efficient services to our end users.
  • Drive the identification and scoping of data access and auditability requirements for across core services, in order to support operation as a public company.
  • Evolve our backend tech stack using modern and internal supported options (Golang, Redis, etc)
  • Lead, manage and grow high-caliber engineering teams.
  • Provide mentorship and growth opportunities for team members and leaders to evolve in their roles at a company scale.
  • Set and support a culture of metrics driven Quality, with efficient processes and strong transparency.
  • Help Reddit reach its goal of bringing community and belonging to everyone.

Who You Might Be:

  • 6+ years experience of managing teams of software and infrastructure engineers.
  • 10+ years of experience developing internet-scale software, preferably in backend roles.
  • Professional experience and capability with scaled, high rate platform services, and API design
  • Track record of assembling high functioning organization
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and keep projects on schedule.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.


  • 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

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: $250,300 - $375,500.

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