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Engineering Manager, Developer Platform

San Francisco, CA
Reddit is a community of communities. It’s built on shared interests, passion, and trust and is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. Every day, Reddit users submit, vote, and comment on the topics they care most about. With 100,000+ active communities and approximately 73+ million daily active unique visitors, Reddit is one of the internet’s largest sources of information. For more information, visit

Reddit has an amazing history of individual and community-driven innovation. With no official support, thousands of user scripts, self-identified bots and services run against our API and enrich the experience Redditors have on our platform. Furthermore, the value of Reddit data has powered the creation and growth of numerous businesses. The goal of the Reddit Developer Platform team is to further empower communities to innovate while establishing a significant new business centered on our Data API.

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This role can be remote within the United States or Canada, or can be a hybrid model if near an office. Offices are located in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Toronto. 

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager with a strong technical background to lead reliability for our Data API. You will play a pivotal role in not only evolving the existing Data API, but also spearheading initiatives to monetize API products effectively. This is a unique opportunity to join a key pillar of one of the most important consumer products on the Internet.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Building data and streaming data products for a variety of external enterprise customers, who are looking for realtime access to Reddit's content and usage
  • Evolving Reddit's public API and capabilities towards a cleaner, more elegant Developer Experience.
  • Making a platform that is highly available, low on latency, and at internet scale.
  • Laying the technical foundation for future features and experiences, such as enterprise search over Reddit data.

What We Expect From You:

  • 8+ years of industry experience, preferably building, maintaining, and managing platforms and infrastructure 
  • 2+ years of experience managing engineering teams
  • 2+ years of experience in a consumer internet, data, or streaming platform at high-scale.
  • 2+ years of experience using Kafka, Flink, or similar streaming data infrastructure.
  • Strong experience in architecting and delivering scalable solutions using cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, Azure and likely Kubernetes
  • Solid understanding of DevOps principles, CI/CD pipelines, and infrastructure automation
  • You're highly technical, enough to solve many problems your team has yourself, but you prefer to guide your team into solving them.
  • You're high-agency, self-directed, detail-oriented, and reliable.


  • Build and manage a team of 7-8 engineers, hiring top-notch individual contributors and giving them room to shine.
  • Build and execute a technical roadmap of systems improvements
  • Be the owner and steward of reliability for Reddit's Data API product suite.
  • Be the cross-functional face of your team to stakeholders across Product, BD, and more.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience in influencing larger organizations on technical direction/best practices.
  • Deep technical contributions to open source or published projects


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


Pay Transparency:

This job posting may span more than one career level.

In addition to base salary, this job is eligible to receive equity in the form of restricted stock units, and depending on the position offered, it may also be eligible to receive a commission. Additionally, Reddit offers a wide range of benefits to U.S.-based employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) program with employer match, generous time off for vacation, and parental leave. To learn more, please visit

To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including, skills, depth of work experience and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below.

The base pay range for this position is:
$206,700$289,400 USD

Reddit is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at

Client-provided location(s): San Francisco, CA, USA
Job ID: 5639172
Employment Type: Other