Senior Java Software Engineer (Remote)

Grindr, Remote - US

The largest all-male location based network in the world

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 Senior 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?

  • Build for the future by designing maintainable, reliable, scalable and well-tested systems to serve a global audience of millions of concurrent users (we’re big!)
  • Work with Product Managers, Designers, and other Engineers to refine feature design and functionality
  • Optimize key pieces of Grindr's platform using tools like Java 8+, Kotlin, Redis, ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ and MySQL and AWS services
  • Create innovation by guiding data-driven decisions to adopt new technologies, architectures, and workflow
  • 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, Microservices) 
  • 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 developing and maintaining systems with Java 8+ or Kotlin stacks
  • Experience designing and productionizing large-scale distributed systems

We’ll Really Swoon if You have any of: 

  • Experience developing Production systems deployed in Kubernetes
  • 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 

  • High-growth company - plenty of room for you to directly impact the company and grow your career
  • Remote First: We have offices in LA, NYC, SF, Chicago, 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 full-time employees
  • Unlimited paid time off 
  • Health, dental, vision insurance. Generous 401(k) match (6%)
  • Other great perks, such as home office stipend


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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About Grindr

Launched in early 2009, Grindr now boasts more than a million daily users in 192 countries. To join them in their sunny Los Angeles offices, check out their open jobs here

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