Sr. Software Engineer, Machine Learning Infrastructure

| Greater LA Area
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About the role:

We are looking for a Software Engineer to help us define and build the next generation of ML infrastructure at Tinder. Our mission is to enable every team at Tinder to iterate quickly on hypotheses and scale their experiments to data sets with hundreds of billions of data points. In this role you will work closely with many of the ML teams at Tinder.

What you’ll do

  • Build infrastructure that best supports the needs of a broad community of machine learning engineers, active across all Tinder business units
  • Design such infrastructure under the constraints that come with scale in regards to correctness, usability, interpretability, experimentation and maintainability
  • Become an expert on leveraging existing state-of-the-art tooling into the Tinder ecosystem (TensorFlow, MLFlow, Kubeflow, Seldon, Airflow, and more)
  • Collaborate with cross functional agile teams of software engineers, data engineers, ML experts, and others in building new product features
  • Leverage your experience to drive best practices in ML and data engineering
  • Gain a working knowledge of various models used by our stakeholders on both structured and unstructured content (text, video, images, behavioral data etc)
  • Determine the feasibility of projects through quick prototyping with respect to performance, quality, time and cost using Agile methodologies

Who you are

  • You have development experience with some programming language such as Java/Scala/Python/C++
  • You have previously built APIs and libraries for Java, Scala or Python
  • You care about agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation
  • You preferably have experience with big data processing and storage frameworks like Hadoop, Scalding, Spark, Flink, Storm, Cassandra or Kafka
  • You preferably have previous industry experience with ML systems using frameworks such as Scikit-learn and Tensorflow
  • You understand basic concepts of ML such as regression, classification, clustering, training, testing, validation, measurement
  • You preferably have open source contributions to share with us
  • You are a skilled communicator, a team player and have a proven record of leading work across disciplines
  • You preferably routinely survey industry developments in software engineering
  • You preferably routinely survey research publications in the machine learning and software communities

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators.

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, fitness classes and social events
  • Modern, uplifting work environment in an ideal location
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • KotlinLanguages
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    • RLanguages
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    • SwiftLanguages
    • BashLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
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    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
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Location

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
Diversity Program
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