Senior Software Engineer, Backend (Contractor)


Contract Position


This job is for a Senior Backend Engineer at Reddit, where the candidate will work on the highest impact project in a team of brilliant engineers. They will be responsible for moving fast while delivering a quality product, contributing to team strategy, and communicating effectively with product managers and designers to craft compelling user experiences.

What you'll do

  • Move fast while balancing quality
  • Contribute meaningfully to team strategy
  • Communicate effectively, within the team and across disciplines


  • 5+ years backend development experience with multiple parts of the backend stack, from databases to networking to efficient computing. We develop with Go, Python, Postgres, Redis, Cassandra, Thrift, GraphQL and deploy to Docker/k8s on AWS.
  • Ability to design and implement complex distributed systems operating under high load.
  • Experience developing customer-facing public applications is preferred.
  • Experience with chat products is a plus.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. On our team, everyone needs to act like a startup CEO. You must be self-directed, innovative, and biased towards action in fast-paced environments. You live to build new things and thrive in ambiguity and even failure.
  • Excellent communication skills. You must be able to collaborate effectively with teams in a fully-remote environment, and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience with Go is not required! All of us learned along the way, and so can you.


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Remote - Mexico

Contract Length

Contract duration: Not specified


The compensation for this position is not listed.


go python postgres redis cassandra thrift graphql docker k8s aws

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