Senior Search Engineer

Reddit Inc.
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  • Experience

    2-4 year
  • Salary

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Job Function

    Senior Search Engineer
  • Industry

    Information Technology
  • Qualification

    Degree in Computer Engineering

Key Skills

Apache Solr

Job Description

Generating billions of events and terabytes of data a day, we?re in the unique position to revolutionize content discovery on the internet. We are overhauling Reddit’s search and relevancy infrastructure as we unleash the value of an exponentially growing petabyte-scale dataset.

You'd leverage state of the art technology to lead this effort from the ground level, empowering our extremely diverse user-base to find the communities and content that make them feel at home, while delivering highly personalized experiences.


  • Architect and implement the search infrastructure at Reddit.
  • Analyze Reddit’s query stream to deliver customized search experiences for trending topics.
  • Experiment, improve, and optimize search results to empower Reddit’s users.
  • Dig into how Reddit’s customer behavior is unique and go beyond generic relevance algorithms.
  • Work closely with partner teams to help drive search as a platform and power products across the engineering organization
  • Identify and surface the best discussions and content across some of the Internet’s largest communities
  • Participate in the full development cycle: design, develop, qa, experiment, analyze, and deploy.
  • Collaborate across disciplines to find technical solutions to complex challenges.


  • 5+ years of experience as a Search, Data, or Software Engineer developing production code.
  • Strong understanding of search and relevance techniques
  • Experience with Solr or similar technologies
  • Experience with setting up, maintaining, and debugging production systems and infrastructure
  • Results-oriented with a strong customer and business focus.
  • Entrepreneurial and self-directed, innovative, biased towards action in fast-paced environments.
  • Able to communicate and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Able to tackle ambiguous and undefined problems.


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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.

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