Senior Cassandra System Engineer

| Greater LA Area

Powering the world's most popular app for meeting new people requires highly scalable, low-latency and fault-tolerant platform to store mission-critical data. As a Senior Cassandra Engineer/Architect, you will be primarily responsible for configuring and maintaining the overall health of large scale Cassandra clusters. You will also be responsible for crafting optimal data models, planning queries, and establishing standard methodologies for the team. This is a position in a highly collaborative environment working with other skilled developers at Tinder to continuously improve database architecture and execution.

This is a full-time position based in our office in Los Angeles, CA.

In this role, you will:

  • Design, configure, and maintain Apache Cassandra clusters in AWS cloud environment.
  • Analyze data access patterns and identify hotspots and bottlenecks.
  • Design and review data models, and help developers plan high performing queries.
  • Define and establish best practices with Cassandra, including configuration, monitoring health and back-ups of the cluster.
  • Lead storage capacity of the cluster and help plan for growth based on future project goals.
  • Diagnose and solve production issues.

We’re looking for:

  • Hands-on experience with Apache Cassandra, including installing, configuring and monitoring a Cassandra cluster.
  • Experience with Cassandra data modeling and CQL scripting.
  • Experience with data replication in multi-region with Cassandra.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Strong experience with one or two other database systems including ElasticSearch, RDS (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Aurora), Amazon DynamoDB, Kafka, or Redis
  • Infrastructure as code (Terraform, Puppet, Docker, etc.)
  • Experience with Linux Operating Systems.

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 exceptional team of forward-thinking, creative, fun and highly motivated people
  • Comprehensive health coverage, a competitive pay, 401(k) match
  • 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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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 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.

Garo

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.

Tom

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
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
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