Senior Software Engineer, Backend at Grindr

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What’s so interesting about this role?

Our team is growing because our user base is growing (30% in the last year!) which means we need you! We’re looking for a Backend Engineer who is passionate about building, testing, deploying and working closely with the Product team to deliver new features. You will have the opportunity to solve challenging problems, work with the latest systems, collaborate with a kind and capable team and contribute meaningfully.


What’s the job?

  • Be a part of the engineering team where we implement new features and work closely with the product and design teams
  • Build for the future by designing maintainable and well-tested systems to serve a global audience of millions of concurrent users (we’re big!)
  • 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
  • Troubleshoot unexpected issues across various systems because being the most popular is hard… and fun :)
What We’ll Love About You:
  • 6+ years of experience as a Software Engineer working on Backend Systems (Service APIs, Data Processing, Messaging Services) 
  • Passionate about testing software and systems
  • Understanding of concurrency concepts and trade-offs
  • You love figuring things out and understand how they work end-to-end
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Experience with Java 8 and asynchronous call execution
  • Experience designing and productionizing large-scale distributed systems
We’ll Really Swoon if You have any of: 
  • Experience developing Production systems using Java 8+, SQL, Kubernetes, Kotlin
  • Experience developing or working with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery tools
  • Experience designing large-scale Web or API systems for data consistency
  • Experience with Cloud Services (any cloud!)
  • Experience with Redis, RabbitMQ or Elasticsearch
  • Experience with Big Data processing pipelines and tools
  • Experience with Data Warehousing tools (Cloudera, Hive, Spark, Airflow) is a plus
What You'll Love About Us:
  • Global impact. Grindr is the world leading LGTBQ+ social networking service. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGTBQ+ people around the world.
  • High Growth. Like the company itself, this role offers significant room for growth and development
  • Remote First: We have offices in LA, NYC, SF, Chicago, Toronto and Taipei, though the company is set-up not just as remote-friendly, but remote-first. More than 30% of our employees work outside the cities where we have offices. Today, we are set-up to hire easily in the US, Canada and Taiwan. If you live outside one of these countries, just let us know so we can make sure we can support you.
  • Comp: Industry competitive compensation, including equity for all employees
  • Benefits: 
    • Unlimited vacation policy
    • Family insurance: We provide great insurance coverage for health, dental and vision for you and your family.
    • Retirement Savings: Generous 401(k) plan
    • Other Perks: home-office stipend, many company-sponsored events

About Grindr

Since launching in 2009, Grindr has grown into the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. We have millions of daily users who use our location-based technology in almost every country in every corner of the planet.

Today, Grindr proudly represents a modern LGBTQ+ lifestyle that expands into new platforms. From social issues to original content, we continue to blaze innovative paths with a meaningful impact for our community. At Grindr, we create a safe space where you can discover, navigate, and get zero feet away from the queer world around you.

As of June 2020, Grindr has new owners with a track record of multiple successful Bay Area start-ups. The new leadership is demonstrating a renewed commitment to creating an experience for users that is safe, fun, and productive, as well as a positive & uplifting company culture in which everyone can be their best selves. At the heart of Grindr’s mission in this new chapter is a shared set of core values including transparency, accountability, experimentation (failing fast), and strong allegiance to the LGBTQ+ community.


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 sync
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)
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
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
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