Machine Learning Engineer Manager

| Greater LA Area
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Tinder connects people. With tens of millions of users and a presence in every country on earth, our reach is expansive—and rapidly growing. Your daily work here will cause millions of people to spark meaningful connections. We have a small, dedicated engineering team with one of the highest ratios of users to engineers in the industry, making every member of the team critical to our success. We are looking for a great candidate to help us explore a vast amount of data and derive knowledge from that data that can be used to improve our product.

About the Role

The engineering manager role will be responsible for the development of machine learning models and systems for trust and safety applications.

As Tinder continues to grow and create new and exciting experiences for our users, the challenges of maintaining a safe and protected experience grow ever-larger and more complicated. Our team is responsible for developing state-of-the-art machine learning models to create a user experience free of bad user-generated content and abusive behavior such as spam, fake accounts, scams, and toxic behavior.

What You Will Do
  • Lead a world class machine learning team, which solves meaningful problems at massive scale (1.6+ billion user swipes per day).
  • Lead development of state-of-the-art machine learning models and deep learning models (computer vision and natural language processing)
  • Define and own the objectives and metrics for your team, and devise a development strategy and roadmap
  • Lead and mentor team members to reach their full potential
  • Recruit and build a world-class engineering team
Team Challenges
  • Content moderation. Tinder has very high diversity data, including photos, bios, etc. We need to develop cutting-edge deep learning models to moderate user-generated data to make sure that Tinder provides a healthy environment to our users.
  • Anti-spam and anti-bot. Tinder has a massive number of active users. We are developing machine learning models to identify bots and spammers as early as when they sign up.
What You Will Need
  • 4+ years of machine learning experience 
  • 1+ years of experience managing engineering teams
  • Hands-on experience in designing and building highly scalable distributed ML models
  • Someone who is not afraid to make critical decisions and has a bias towards action
  • Ability to inspire and motivate the team to go above and beyond
  • Ph.D. or MS in machine learning, computer science, statistics or other highly quantitative fields
Bonus points if you have:
  • Industry experience in trust and safety space
  • In-depth knowledge of deep neural networks, classification techniques, computer vision, natural language processing
  • Experience with frameworks such as Spark and Hadoop.
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Proficiency in deep learning framework: Tensorflow, Keras, etc.
  • Experience with publications in top conferences such as NIPS, ICML, and KDD.
As Part of Our Team, You Will 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
  • Comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, 401(k) match and, meaningful equity
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Daily catered lunch and dinner, endless supply of refreshments, free massages, basketball court, fitness classes, and social events
  • Modern, uplifting work environment in an ideal location
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Occasionally referred to as WeHo, West Hollywood sits between Beverly Hills and Hollywood in Los Angeles.
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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The Data Engineering team builds infrastructure to empower better decision-making for all teams at Tinder. We support Backend and Client engineers as they send billions of events daily to our pipeline, collaborate with Data Science and Analytics to architect solutions for quantitative analysis, and partner with Marketing to build reporting tools.

Kate

Engineering Manager - Data

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Tinder Engineering is a culture of collaboration, learning and experimentation, growth, and technical excellence. Our product exists to bring people together, so too does our company bring together people of different backgrounds and specialties to create an amazing impact together.

Tom

VP, Engineering

What are Tinder Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Pre-tax savings spending account for health care (up to $2,650/year) and dependent care (up to $5,000/year) expenses
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental preventive, restorative and orthodontia care for you and eligible dependents
Vision Benefits
Vision exam and corrective care for you and eligible dependents
Health Insurance Benefits
Health care preventive and illness coverage for you and your eligible dependents
Life Insurance
Basic Life Insurance, Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Supplemental (AD&D) Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
At Tinder HQ in LA we have a Personal Trainer on Mondays, Yoga Instructor on Tuesdays and Breathworks on Wednesdays.
Onsite Gym
Tinder HQ has a basketball court onsite
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
50% match (up to 3%)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
All new Mothers and Fathers are eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Tinder's unlimited paid vacation policy allows employees to take time off work as they need, providing they comply with manager approval
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Tinder offers employees paid time off to observe all major holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer & wine!
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Tinder employees have access to a WageWorks Savings account allowing them to put money aside, pre-tax, up to IRS limits for commuter expenses
Company Outings
Tinder has company wide Holiday & Summer parties
Free Daily Meals
Tinder has catered lunch & dinner everyday as well as catered breakfast on Fridays
Game Room
Ping pong, darts & foosball at Tinder HQ in LA
Stocked Kitchen
Tinder has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle
Happy Hours
Tinder hosts monthly New Hire Happy Hours as well as ad hoc celebrations for new releases & accomplishments
Parking
Tinder employees are assigned to one of 3 parking garages within a 1 block radius from the office
Recreational Clubs
Tinder Beach Volleyball, Soccer & Dodgeball
Relocation Assistance
Tinder offers relocation reimbursement to cover moving costs and travel expenses
Fitness Subsidies
All Tinder employees will be able to enroll at Equinox for $230/month.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Tinder offers tuition reimbursement for all full-time employees of up to $5,000 annually
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