Staff Software Engineer, Backend

| Greater LA Area
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Tinder is on a mission to change the world, bringing people together and facilitating millions of connections that otherwise might not have been possible. With tens of millions of users and an expansive global presence, our reach is expansive - and rapidly growing. 

About The Role

As a Staff Software Engineer on the Engagement team, you will have the opportunity to design and develop new features that will impact engagement, retention, and revenue. You will also be a lead contributor to our technical and product roadmap while helping mentor junior members on our team.

What You’ll Do

  • Design, develop and operate resilient distributed services that run on ECS or Kubernetes to serve hundreds of millions of users around the world
  • Conceive, implement, monitor, and improve creative new ML-based systems for detecting and removing bad actors
  • Collaborate across various teams, including Product, DevOps, Platform, Clients, and Community.
  • Ensure that technical designs support our goals of quality, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, maintainability, and security
  • Influence the roadmap and product development of anti-spam and anti-abuse systems
  • Drive new technical initiatives that will ultimately improve the day-to-day efficiency of all users of the internal Tools platform
  • Guide, inspire and develop team members

What You’ll Need

  • Hands-on experience building distributed backend systems handling high volumes of traffic
  • Excellent knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, software design, and coding
  • Experience in handling ambiguous business requirements with excellent prioritization, time management abilities, and a focus on execution
  • Passion to solve complex problems and make continuous improvements
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • Hands-on experience with database technologies at scale (either SQL or NoSQL)
  • AWS experience preferred
  • Eagerness to keep learning and growing, and a passion for providing mentorship
  • Passionate about making high user impact and moving key metrics

About The Team

As Tinder continues to grow it’s important to keep our users excited and informed about new and fun ways of meeting people.

Our team is responsible for engaging and retaining existing users by utilizing our in-house multi-channel messaging platform: push notifications, in-app messaging, and emails.

We move incredibly quickly with a focus on the growth and retention of our existing user base.

Team Challenges

  • Continue to develop our multi-channel engagement platform by adding new channels and optimizing existing ones
  • Speed up real-time analysis of hundreds of concurrent experiments
  • Handle hundreds of thousands of events per second through our data processing pipeline
  • Improve personalization by using ML models, focused on user behavior, such as optimal time of delivery and LTV
  • Continue expanding and scaling our search index

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, a competitive salary, 401(k) match, and meaningful equity
  • Unlimited vacation and flexible working hours
  • Daily catered lunches, an endless supply of refreshments, fitness classes, and social events
  • A modern, uplifting work environment in an ideal location

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • BashLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • SQLAnalytics
    • PythonAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
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    • SketchDesign
    • PrincipleDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
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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

Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's Primary Function is Managing the Company's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
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
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
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
Continuing Education Stipend
Customized Development Tracks
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