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Reddit is home to thousands of communities, endless conversation, and authentic human connection

Senior Backend Engineer, Video

$120k – $165k AngelList Est.
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“The front page of the internet," Reddit brings over 430 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.

Reddit is poised to rapidly innovate and grow like no other time in its history. This is a unique opportunity to leave your mark on one of the most influential and trafficked corners of the internet.

As a Backend Engineer on Reddit’s Media Delivery Team, you’ll use your knowledge of debugging, profiling, and writing efficient code and distributed systems to help Reddit become an efficient content-serving machine. This is a critical role for enabling Reddit's future growth plans.


  • 4+ years of experience developing either internet-scale software, video-specific technology, or both.
  • Strong preference is given for deep experience with any of:

    • Video player implementation
    • Video analytics
    • CDNs and global distribution
    • Streaming video
    • Codec engineering
    • C++
    • Python
    • Machine learning
    • Computer vision
San Francisco
Job type
Visa sponsorship
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Employer-paid health benefits

Unlimited vacation days

Free meals

Pet care stipend

Education stipend

Childcare support

Reddit at a glance

Reddit is home to thousands of communities, endless conversation, and authentic human connection

Reddit focuses on Social Media, News, Social Bookmarking, Content, and Social News. Their company has offices in San Francisco and New York. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, Reddit has raised $550.1M of funding; their latest round was closed on February 2019 at a valuation of $3B.

You can view their website at http://www.reddit.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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