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Tech Lead, Tools - Tinder Trust

| Greater LA Area

Are you hungry to make an impact? Want to take a leading role in building systems that have an impact on millions of people? Do you feel at home working on a fast paced team? Then come join one of the best Trust and Safety teams in the world.

We’re a lean, cross-functional team of highly motivated engineers, data scientists, product managers, community moderators, and anti-fraud specialists. Our projects range from machine learning experiments, distributed systems monitoring, and abusive pattern analysis to building highly robust account review and moderation pipelines.

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!

Some projects we work on include:

Account Integrity: Systems for detecting and preventing attempts to create fake accounts, bots, and other forms of bad accounts that utilize various ML techniques, i.e. computer vision, supervised and unsupervised learning models

Anti-spam: Content and behavioral ML based detection of known and emerging spam patterns

Toxic behavior: Detecting and flagging interpersonal abuse (via NLP, user reports), as well as striving to educate our users and improve the overall health of interaction on Tinder

Data transparency: Online portal where our users can download their own Tinder data

Tinder Central: Building, maintaining, and consuming Tinder Central, our internal tools platform, which provides a streamlined experience for incorporating automation into team workflows across the Product, Community, Marketing, and Engineering teams.

And much more in the works!

This role is based in Los Angeles, CA and we will move you here!

As a Tech Lead on our Trust Engineering team, you will:

  • Work closely with engineering and product leadership to prioritize initiatives to deliver the greatest value to the business
  • Drive architectural decisions, design, implementation, and operation of our internal tools platform, including security, accessibility, and user experience considerations
  • Split time between hands-on coding and managing a team
  • 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
  • Recruit, inspire, and develop team members
  • 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:

  • 3+ years full-stack project leadership experience, including API design and UI wireframing, with hands-on implementation of both
  • Experience designing and architecting full stack applications, including API design and UI wireframing
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • Extensive experience working with modern front-end web frameworks (React, Vue, etc)
  • Hands-on experience with database technologies (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
  • 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:

  • 1+ years leading a team of 3+ software engineers, including coaching and mentoring individuals to grow in their technical capacity
  • Hands-on native mobile development experience
  • UX/UI Design experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Run A/B tests and analyzed the results
  • NodeJS or Java experience

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 important challenges
  • 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, basketball court, fitness classes and social events
  • Modern, uplifting work environment in an ideal location
  • And much more...

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Occasionally referred to as WeHo, West Hollywood sits between Beverly Hills and Hollywood in Los Angeles.

An Insider's view of Tinder

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.


Engineering Manager - Data

What makes someone successful on your team?

The Tinder iOS Core team includes talented iOS engineers with a broad range of experience. Our team members share a passion for building delightful user interactions and we are dedicated to continuous improvement. Working together, we learn from each other and to grow our skills and ship products that deeply impact users daily lives.


Engineering Manager - Feature Team, iOS

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.


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
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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