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Senior Backend Engineer - Discovery

Reedley, CA
Tinder brings people together. With tens of millions of users, hundreds of millions of downloads, 2 billion swipes per day, 20 million matches per day and a presence in every country on earth, our reach is expansive—and rapidly growing.

Discovery team is a passionate team focusing on discovering new user matches and delivering user generated content. We are looking for a backend engineer to lead plenty of exciting innovation initiatives! In this role, you'll have the unique opportunity to contribute to a company with a global footprint while working on a small and agile team that can impact the user experience in a meaningful way!

By applying to this role you will potentially be considered for all Backend Engineering roles currently available in our LA, Palo Alto and San Francisco offices. We currently work together remotely and we’ve adapted our recruiting processes to accommodate virtual interviews with prospective hires.

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What You'll Do:

  • Develop exciting new Tinder user discovery features
  • Help us scale to meet the ever-growing Tinder user base and global audience
  • Collaborate with various technical and functional teams across our company
  • Own all aspects of software engineering and product development
  • Participate in architecture, design, and code reviews
  • Recruit, encourage and develop other team members

We're looking for:

  • 4+ years of software development experience
  • Experience designing and building low latency distributed backend systems at scale
  • Strong knowledge of backend architecture and when to make tradeoffs
  • Passion to solve unique and challenging problems
  • Strong communication skills
  • An advocate for good code quality and best engineering practices

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience with content delivery solutions
  • Experience with cloud computing systems such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform
  • Programming experience in Node.js/Typescript and Java.
  • Experience with AWS, Kafka and NoSQL Databases such as DynamoDB or Redis
  • Experience building APIs to power mobile and web applications

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

• Working on a product that has an immediate impact on people’s lives all around the world
• Collaborating with a team of creative, fun and driven colleagues 
• Comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, 401(k) employer match
• Other perks and wellness benefits like a fitness membership subsidy, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance offerings, and a commuter subsidy  
• Access to mental health resources
• Fertility preservation benefits
• No Meeting Wednesdays, an annual Learning + Development stipend, and access to a wide range of product and service discounts through Perkspot
• Charitable donations match up to $15,000 annually 
• Monthly and weekly interactive virtual events including Book Club, trivia with prizes and yoga workouts
• The opportunity to join six active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

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 product, and our community. We strive to make our workplace an inclusive and diverse environment, giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to have a voice. We champion and encourage those who bring different perspectives, ideas, and creativity to join our team  dedicated to bringing people together across the globe. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, or other lived experience.
Job ID: f4dcc998-6acf-464c-a76f-ac6fe24c9622
Employment Type: Other