Principal Engineer, Data Platform

Principal Engineer, Data Platform

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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.

The Mission of the Data Platform team is to enable data driven decision making at Reddit. This role will enable us to architect our Data Platform to scale for the next 3-4 years of continued scale and growth Reddit. As a Principal Engineer, you will help us architect large parts of the ingestion, data processing, staging and persistence layers - to help us bring data relevance to analytical as well as product decision making.  In addition, you will mentor other engineers and will be seen as the go-to person for any challenges in the design of our engineering ecosystem.

What You'll Be Working On

  • Own the design & evolution of our data environment and make it scale to the next 3-4 years of continued scale and growth of Reddit
  • Identify gaps in our current designs and lead redesigns of Data Platform to improve Developer Velocity and Reddit growth
  • Mentor backend developers across the company.
  • Be the go-to person for developers on complex problems in backend service development.

Who You Might Be:

  • Deep understanding of how to build a sustainable data environment at a large scale engineering organization
  • 10+ years of Software Development experience with at least 5+ years in a cloud environment (AWS/GCP)
  • Experience in influencing larger (500+ engineers) organizations on technical direction/best practices
  • Passion for developing scalable, well-designed software that improves developer’s lives while also seamlessly supporting scale and reliability
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams such as design, product, business & data teams to deliver great experiences
  • Strong focus on user experience, usability, scalability, reliability and quality. You are an undying advocate for the user, and you have a deep intuition for how people & machines interact with software at scale
  • High empathy, excellent communication skills, and the ability to find compromise working across the entire engineering org


  • Comprehensive Health benefits
  • 401k Matching 
  • Workspace benefits for your home office
  • Personal & Professional development funds
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Vacation & Reddit Global Days Off
  • 4+ months paid Parental Leave  
  • Paid Volunteer time off


This job is no longer open
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