Reddit Seeks Senior Backend Engineer for Undisclosed NFT Platform
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Oct. 23, 2021

Reddit might be working on a new product related to the industry of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). According to the new job post, the new hire will be responsible for building backend services for "millions of users to create, buy, sell and use NFT-backed digital goods."

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Reddit is seeking a senior backend engineer with 5+ years backend development experience with multiple parts of the backend stack, from databases to networking to efficient computing. The candidate should also have experience with cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

"Our team is a new and exciting, rapidly growing team that aims to build the largest creator economy on the internet, powered by independent creators, digital goods, and NFTs," the job posting says.

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