Software Engineer - Backend at Tinder

Tinder is a fun new way to meet people. Tinder finds out who likes you nearby, and connects you with them if you're also interested. We're a small team that's growing fast and we're looking for a Software Engineer - Backend. The projects on our plate are amazing, and we're looking for talented people to meet the exciting technical challenges we face. If you're an intelligent and highly ambitious entrepreneur, we want to talk to you! 

Also, just FYI, this position is located in Los Angeles, CA and we'll move you here!
In this Backend Software Engineer role, you will:

  • Deploy exciting new Tinder features
  • Help us scale to meet the extraordinary Tinder demand
  • Build quality tools and frameworks to ensure a high quality product
  • Build systems to ensure 100% uptime of Tinder for all users across the world

We're looking for:

  • Mid to expert level backend experience
  • Javascript expertise
  • Experience with Node.js, MongoDB and exposure to Redis
  • Passion for creating great products and solving unique problems
  • API design history experience
  • Experience with scale and high-traffic applications 

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience with Elasticsearch
  • Experience with AWS
  • A BS or MS in Computer Science or Engineering from a top school, but a wonderful project list trumps all
  • Prior startup experience is fantastic (but not necessary); being scrappy will help you hit the ground running.
As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • The hustle of a startup with the impact of a global business

  • Tremendous opportunity to solve some of the industry’s most exciting problems


  • Working with an extraordinary team of smart, creative, fun and highly motivated people


  • Comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, 401(k) match and meaningful equity


  • Unlimited vacation and flexible working hours


  • Daily catered lunches, endless supply of refreshments, basketball court, fitness classes and social events

  • Modern, uplifting work environment in an ideal location
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