Senior Backend Engineer - GraphQL at Reddit

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Senior Backend Engineer - GraphQL Reddit. GraphQL is Reddit's first-party API layer, providing client access to Reddit's rich dataset and driving the next generation of user experiences. GraphQL provides product engineers across Reddit clear interfaces, a powerful and flexible execution engine, and world-class developer ergonomics.. Our team's mission is to develop the next generation of foundational GraphQL infrastructure, scale our solutions to support hundreds of millions of users, and build intuitive tools for contributors to create and expand GraphQL schema.. Some of our present and future challenges include:. Driving adoption of our Golang-based federated GraphQL architecture.. Deploying GraphQL to operate concurrently across global datacenters.. Expanding our developer tooling to enable elegant schema contributions.. Building deep observability to coordinate GraphQL requests efficiently across Reddit's architecture.. Tuning our stack for latency, resilience, and scale.. In your day-to-day, you can expect to:. Work collaboratively with a team of software engineers to create and maintain the foundational platform for Reddit's GraphQL infrastructure.. Design, build, and deliver solutions to improve GraphQL's functionality, scalability, and efficiency.. Investigate and tune the operation of our platform operating at massive scale.. Contribute feedback to the technical and strategic direction of the GraphQL platform.. Guide and support fellow engineers within the team as a mentor and leader.. Share on-call responsibilities with the GraphQL team.. Who you might be:. 5+ years of experience designing and developing large-scale distributed backend systems.. 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.. Capability with essential cloud infrastructure (Kubernetes, CI/CD, AWS, GCP).. High empathy and excellent communication skills to collaborate across the organization.. Specific GraphQL backend experience is a plus.. Experience structuring and implementing complex data models is a plus.