Our mission is to bring community and belonging to everyone in the world. Reddit is a community of communities where people can dive into anything through experiences built around their interests, hobbies, and passions. With more than 50 million people visiting 100,000+ communities daily, it is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. From pets to parenting, skincare to stocks, there’s a community for everybody on Reddit. For more information, visit redditinc.com

"The front page of the internet,” Reddit brings over 500 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.

As the Director of Reddit’s Contributor org, you will be responsible for the contributor experiences and service layers that Reddit uses to drive Reddit’s core loop of value, reinforcing the foundations of high quality contribution which is the heart of all of Reddit’s experiences. At scale, this team is responsible for all the content that shows up on Reddit and enables users to express their true selves through varied content types like posts, comments, video threads, profiles, and much more. 

How You’ll have an Impact: 

You will partner with a multitude of stakeholders to understand Reddit’s core contribution experiences across all of our product lines and will guide the design and development of experiences that are fun and exciting for users, elevating the posting and commenting experience. You will be a key driver of the contribution vision, owning and driving the product and technical roadmaps for the division. You will drive a culture of technical excellence ensuring the right bets are taken with the highest quality.

You will be accountable for building, growing, and mentoring a world-class team of engineers to help Reddit reach its goal of bringing community and belonging to everyone. The Director of Engineering should be passionate about an environment where technology is the key value driver for the business while partnering closely with diverse stakeholders. The right individual will be experienced in scaling large technology teams and creating and delivering a great experience across a broad user base.

This individual will be a key driver in the planning, development, and implementation of Reddit’s composite service architecture, and technology stack on the various platforms including desktop, mobile, and native applications (iOS and Android). 

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop, drive and execute a long-term vision and strategy for the contributor products organization to be leveraged by all our diverse user base.
  • Successful history of working closely with product and business teams with a track record of excellent execution.
  • Humble team player who is intensely competitive about winning as a team, and brings Reddit first in all decision making.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to clearly and effectively articulate a compelling vision, generate hype and camaraderie, while delivering actionable feedback.
  • Work closely with product to drive, prioritize, and realize impactful outcomes. 
  • Coordinate across product and cross-functional engineering teams to understand and widely accelerate core initiatives.
  • Own the end-to-end ecosystem of Contribution systems and products, launching cutting edge experiences and evolving them to always be performance, reliable, and delightful for users.
  • Challenge our technical stacks to always improve, utilizing the cutting edge to stay competitive.
  • Lead, manage, and grow high-caliber engineering teams.  
  • Provide mentorship and growth opportunities for team members and leaders to evolve in their roles at a company scale. 
  • Utilize all tools at your disposal to hire, coach, promote, and retain the correct team compositions to achieve our goals, including attracting new talent.
  • A hands-on technology leader who has expertise building high-traffic high-scale consumer systems.
  • Set and support a culture of metrics-driven quality, with efficient processes and strong transparency. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to manage, mentor, and motivate a team.
  • Help Reddit reach its goal of bringing community and belonging to everyone.

Who You Might Be:

  • 6+ years of experience of managing teams of software and product engineers.
  • 10+ years of experience developing internet-scale software, preferably in mobile native roles with enough backend distributed systems exposure.
  • Professional experience and capability with scaled high-rate platform services and API design
  • Track record of assembling high functioning organizations bolstered by strong organization processes.
  • Strong ability to identify correct divisional priorities and ensure projects are kept on-schedule and on-mission.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.

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