Staff Software Engineer, Backend (Ads Server Platform)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Reddit, Inc.

Job Description

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

Reddit is continuing to grow our teams with the best talent. This role is completely remote-friendly and will continue to be after the pandemic.

Your Team Will Be Focused On Three Key Areas

Ads are the fuel that powers Reddit’s mission to bring community, belonging, and empowerment to everyone in the world. The ad server platform team owns the ads serving framework, pacing framework, an experimentation framework. We are looking for a Staff Backend Engineer to join us to build and scale our frameworks.

  • Ads Serving Framework – To serve the most relevant ads to users with high quality, under low latency
  • Ads Pacing Framework – To spend the advertiser budget in the most efficient and optimal manner possible, with high delivery availability.
  • Ads Experimentation Framework – Empower feature teams and advertisers to run multiple A/B tests in parallel, with easy-to-access metrics and reports


  • Build and scale distributed systems, with low latency and high volume
  • Design end-to-end technical solutions to customer problems
  • Lead other engineers in implementing your technical designs
  • Collaborate with designers and product managers to discover and build new features

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience as a backend engineer in a production environment
  • Experience in one or more general-purpose programming languages (Go, Java, Scala, C++, Python)
  • Expertise in Backend engineering designing and scaling, distributed systems, databases, etc.
  • Experience with Ads online serving system


  • Comprehensive Health benefits
  • 401k Matching
  • Workspace benefits for your home office
  • Personal & Professional development funds
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Vacation (please use them!) & Reddit Global Days Off
  • 4+ months of paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Volunteer time off

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