Job Description

Staff Software Engineer, International Growth

at Reddit (View all jobs)

Remote – United States

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, there’s a community for everybody on Reddit and with over 50 million daily active users, it is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. For more information, visit

The International Lifecycle team helps achieve our mission by making more of Reddit available to our growing international audience. We enable culturally relevant content ecosystems unique to their geographical regions. We connect the right content to the right users so they can engage in conversations and find communities where they belong. And we are laying technical foundations for new experiences to help Reddit communities thrive.

As a Backend Staff Engineer, you’ll take a leading role to build and scale the exciting features and services needed to create a truly international experience, which will fuel the next wave of Reddit’s growth. Your work will directly impact hundreds of millions of users around the world. Join us and help build the future of Reddit!


  • Design, build, and ship backend services, experiments and products for millions of users to support our international expansion.
  • Communicate effectively, within the team and across disciplines. Work closely with product managers and designers to craft compelling user experiences.
  • Contribute meaningfully to our team’s strategy. We give everyone a seat at the table and encourage active participation in planning our future. Don’t just come along for the ride.
  • Foster a healthy engineering culture and mentor and coach other engineers.


  • 8+ years backend development experience with multiple parts of the backend stack, from databases to networking to computing infrastructure. We develop with Go, Python, Postgres, Redis, Thrift, gRPC, GraphQL and deploy to Docker/k8s on AWS.
  • Ability to design and implement complex distributed systems operating under high load.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical teams in a fully remote environment.
  • Experience developing customer-facing public applications is preferred.