Senior Backend Engineer, Experimentation Platform

Reddit Inc.
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  • Experience

    2-4 year
  • Salary

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Job Function

    Senior Backend Engineer
  • Industry

    Information Technology
  • Qualification

    Degree in Computer Engineering

Key Skills

Python Programming

Job Description

On the Reddit Experimentation Platform team, we are excited about empowering innovation at Reddit through efficient and trustworthy experimentation. Few teams can claim to expedite growth, boost monetization, improve product performance, and increase development velocity of the entire company, but Experimentation does exactly that. If you?re passionate about building products that change people's lives for the better, developing strategies for products-at-scale, build-test-ship in weeks (not months), and maintaining high-quality work-life balance, Reddit then will be the perfect home for you.

How You'll Have Impact:

Backend Engineer on the Experimentation Team will play a critical role in creating a world-class experimentation platform for Reddit. Ultimately, this Backend Engineer headcount will feed the experimentation platform team’s objective to empower innovation, expedite growth, boost monetization strategy, improve product performance, and increase development velocity. 

This role spans a wide span of responsibilities, ranging from building new experimentation platform features, to set up the experimentation sdk and backend infrastructure, to directing the evolution and adoption of best practices and standards that support experimentation across entire Reddit teams and orgs.

What You?ll Do

You will be instrumental in architecting, implementing, and maintaining a state-of-the-art Experimentation Platform that powers experimentation across all of Reddit. This includes, but is not limited to, building new features on A/B & MVT testing experimentation platforms, building new data products related to experimentation, working cross-functionally to find solutions for the needs of different teams, and improving monitoring and alerting. Initially, this role will be especially focused on developing advertiser experiments to support the rapid growth of our business. 

  • Design, develop, scale, and support Reddit’s Experimentation Platform.
  • Developing and operating high scale data products with a focus on reliability and quality of analyzed data.
  • Drive the initiative of the advertiser experiments at Reddit.
  • Increase developer efficiency through automation, improved signals, workflow streamlining and system optimization.
  • Collaborate with multiple engineers/teams across the whole company to find technical solutions to complex design challenges.
  • Participate in the full development cycle: design, development, impact assessment, and deployment.


  • 4+ years of relevant experience.
  • Backend development experience including Python.
  • Experience building or using A/B testing infrastructure.
  • Experience building engineering or analytics tools or data products.
  • Experience going through the full software cycle of requirements, design, coding/testing, rollout/deploy standard methodologies in delivering outstanding software and services.

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Company Info.

Reddit Inc.

Reddit is an American social news aggregation, content rating, and discussion website. network of more than 100,000 communities where people can dive into anything through experiences built around their interests, hobbies and passions. 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.

  • Industry
    Information Technology
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  • Location
    548 Market St, San Francisco, California 94104, United States
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