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The Identity and Access Management team develops and maintains a set of mission critical, highly performant, and highly scalable systems that manage user identity, authentication, and authorization for all of our millions of daily users and backend services.

Some of our present and future challenges include:

  • Building systems around authentication, authorization and identity to meet the needs of Reddit’s engineering organization and millions of daily users.
  • Design, build and ship backend services powering experiences for one of the most visited sites in the world.
  • Work with product management, security, client engineering, and backend teams to define and implement Reddit’s IAM vision and roadmap.

As a Staff Engineer on this team, you’ll be a technical coach and mentor. You’ll draw on your technical expertise to ensure the IAM systems have high uptime and strong performance while working with others to build a roadmap to match the needs of an ever growing engineering organization. You’ll build and scale the exciting features and services needed to create real-time experiences and spark connections, which will fuel the next wave of Reddit’s growth. You will maintain an understanding of current and emerging IAM trends, evaluate new technologies and solutions, participate in strategic and technical architecture efforts. Your work will directly impact hundreds of millions of users around the world. Join us and help build the future of Reddit! 

In your day-to-day, you will:

  • Steer: Work with the team to select, scope, and drive high leverage projects that align with Reddit’s goals.
  • Build: Execute on a strategy and create a more performant, more scalable, higher quality architecture around authentication and identity.
  • Amplify: Mentor, coach, and collaborate with other technical contributors 
  • Collaborate: Work together with a variety of cross functional teams across Reddit Engineering.
  • Evolve: Learn and improve your own technical and non-technical abilities.

Who you might be:

  • 10+ years of experience designing and developing large-scale distributed backend systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud IAM technologies, concepts and standards
  • Deep understanding of application security, information security, authentication & authorization protocols
  • Proven experience designing solutions for reliability, availability, scalability, and performance on one or more major cloud platforms(e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) 
  • Proficiency in one or more general purpose programming languages (preferably Go).
  • Experience identifying and driving high-impact projects that align with the company's strategy.
  • High empathy and excellent communication skills to collaborate across the organization.

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 https://www.redditinc.com/careers/.

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

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