Senior Staff Backend Engineer - Trust & Safety

| Hollywood
Tinder Trust & Safety is a cross-functional team of highly motivated engineers, data scientists, product managers, community moderators, and anti-fraud specialists. Our projects range from ML
experimentation and deployment, distributed signal processing, and building highly robust account review and moderation pipelines all the way to user-facing in-app safety features.
As Tinder continues to grow and create new and exciting experiences for our users, the challenge of maintaining a safe and protected experience grow ever-larger and more complicated – that’s where Tinder Trust comes in. Our team is responsible for creating a user experience free of abusive behavior such as spam, fake accounts, scams, and toxic behavior, using a combination of state-of-the-art machine learning, human analysis, distributed systems engineering, deep cross-team collaboration, and anything else in-between!

On this team, you will:

  • Work with signal Computation, Anti-abuse, Case Moderation, Rules Engines, Real-time stream
  • processing, complex transactional APIs, ML data pipelines, and End-user client API
  • Report directly to the head of the Trust & Safety engineering team, and will serve as a principal
  • technical player across all 4 Trust Engineering teams/lanes
  • Be the key steward of the Trust Platform, overseeing architecture, implementation, testing and
  • operation of the core systems
  • Oversee the architecture and integration of all Trust related backend systems and client APIs
  • 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, community, etc.
  • Ensure that technical designs support our goals of quality, performance, scalability, reliability,
  • availability, maintainability, and security
  • Influence the roadmap and product development for the Trust & Safety roadmap
  • Guide, inspire, and mentor engineers across the Trust organization
  • Drive new technical initiatives that will ultimately improve the day-to-day efficiency of all users
  • of the internal Tools platform

We're looking for:

  • Excellent knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals, with strong competencies in data
  • structures, algorithms, software design and coding
  • Hands on experience building distributed backend systems handling high volumes of traffic
  • 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)
  • Strong Java/Scala skills and experience
  • Eagerness to keep learning and growing, and a passion for providing mentorship
  • Passionate about making high user impact and moving key metrics
  • A BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or Engineering from a top school, but a wonderful
  • project list is even better

Bonus points if you have:

  • Extensive experience using streaming technologies such as Flink, Spark, Beam
  • Experience with Kafka, ElasticSearch, Redis
  • Experience with Docker containers along with Kubernetes or ECS
  • Leadership experience
  • Implemented machine learning algorithms in production
  • NodeJS experience
  • AWS/Devops skills

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:
· The hustle of a startup with the impact of a global business
· Tremendous opportunity to seek some of the industry’s most exciting problems
·  Working with an outstanding team of creative, fun and highly motivated people
· Comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, and 401(k) match
At Tinder, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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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.

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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.

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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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