Senior Software Engineer, Backend (Remote)

| Hollywood
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Summary

Our team is growing because our user base is growing - 30% in the last year! We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer who is passionate about building and owning backend services and infrastructure that serve millions of users around the world. You will have the opportunity to solve challenging problems, work with the latest technologies, collaborate with a kind and capable team, and contribute to a one-of-a-kind app.

Responsibilities

  • Add and support new features in Grindr that will ship to over 15 million users
  • Own the design and development of Grindr’s application services in a stable and scalable  microservices architecture
  • Work with Product Managers, Designers, and other Engineers to refine feature design and functionality
  • Build for the future by designing and testing simple, elegant, maintainable software
  • Optimize key pieces of Grindr's platform using tools like Redis, ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ and MySQL on AWS services
  • Create innovation by guiding data-driven decisions to adopt new technologies, architectures, and workflow
  • Ensure high availability of the Grindr platform through distributed systems and infrastructure engineering
  • Help guide and mentor team members through pairing sessions and code reviews  

Requirements

  • 5+ years of industry experience working as a Backend Software Engineer
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Computer Science is a plus
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery 
  • Experience with Java 8 and asynchronous call execution
  • Passionate about testing software and systems
  • Experience designing and productionizing large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience using AWS services (EC2, EKS, Route53)
  • The ability to thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Experience deploying systems on Kubernetes is a plus
  • Experience with Elasticsearch or RabbitMQ is a plus
  • Experience with Erlang or Elixir is a plus
  • Experience with Data Warehousing tools (Cloudera, Hive, Spark, Airflow) is a plus

Why Work at Grindr?

Since 2009, Grindr has built the world’s largest social network for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. Now more than just an app, we’re a family of lifestyle brands with the shared mission to connect LGBTQ people with the world around them:

  • Grindr – The location-based social app that started it all. Over 3 million people use Grindr daily, from every country on the planet.
  • Grindr for Equality (G4E) – Our social mission to promote justice, health, and safety for LGBTQ individuals around the globe.
  • BLOOP - (In App) Each week we serve up freshly-juiced content highlighting user experiences, dating advice, grooming tips, queer pop culture & more.

Behind the brands, Grindr is an inclusive and passionate family of thinkers, innovators, leaders, and most importantly, doers. We’re fueled by endless curiosity, constant collaboration, and a knack for crossing every finish line – all within an agile growth environment. We also enjoy tons of perks, great social events, and stunning views from our HQ in West Hollywood.

Benefits & Perks

  • 100% covered medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Flexible Time Off Policy
  • Competitive Salaries
  • 401k Match
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Free on-site parking
  • Casual dress environment
  • Office Daily Catered Lunch (when not working from home)

Grindr is an equal opportunity employer

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ErlangLanguages
    • EC2Languages
    • AWS AuroraLanguages
    • Ngix Languages
    • KafkaLanguages
    • RabbitMQLanguages
    • NginxLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SparkDatabases

Location

West Hollywood , CA 90069

What are Grindr Perks + Benefits

Grindr Benefits Overview

Benefits & Perks

100% covered medical, dental and vision insurance
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Time Off Policy
Competitive Salaries
401(k)- Matching
Catered daily lunch
Stocked kitchen
Free on-site parking
Casual dress environment

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
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)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $5000 (Premier PPO) $1500 (Standard PPO) of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers $250 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is offered at a flat rate to a $75,000 value.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 200% of contributions up to 10% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
AIDS walk and AIDS lifecycle
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
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