Senior Software Engineer, Web

Grindr, Remote - US

The largest all-male location based network in the world

What’s so interesting about this role?

As a Sr. Software Engineer, you’ll play a key role in transforming how we relate to our users through the web. You’ll collaborate with a diverse, skilled, and welcoming team on a new mobile web offering and vital internal systems that enable Grindr to bring the queer world together.

You’ll work directly with the team’s Software Development Manager and closely with our VP of Engineering. Our team welcomes collaboration cross-functionally with engineering, marketing, and product. We’re encouraged to experiment and prototype in pursuit of visually engaging, highly intuitive, secure, and reliable experiences for our users.


What’s the job?   

  • Architecting, developing and delivering websites & applications that work across devices
  • Scaling applications for Grindr’s extensive user base through optimized architectures and efficient code
  • Building security and accessibility into everything we build. Millions of users trust us to protect their privacy every day
  • Ensuring the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Actively participating in the team’s Scrum ceremonies and supportive, positive culture. Approaching code reviews with empathy and an eye toward learning
  • Sharing knowledge with your teammates and actively learning from each other
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders across the business

What we'll love about you  

  • 3+ years of experience with a modern front-end framework such as React, Vue, or Angular
  • A solid understanding of how to write performant, maintainable code
  • A comprehensive understanding of database fundamentals and experience with both relational and NoSQL databases
  • Ability to work independently and to communicate with individuals at all levels
  • Eagerness to learn, grow, and take on new challenges with our support and encouragement
  • Experience working with API integrations across the business 
  • A strong understanding of the importance of unit testing

We’ll really swoon if you have 

  • Experience with Typescript development would be a major plus 
  • Experience working remotely as a member of a software team that spans international borders and time zones
  • Experience with cloud-native development on AWS or GCP
  • Experience with modern back-end programming languages such as Java or Kotlin
  • A grasp of web design fundamentals to help us bring our designers’ creations to life
  • An understanding of UX fundamentals to identify gaps in our designs & implementation
  • Experience working on developing new products from scratch 
  • Experience working on customer-facing products would be a plus

What you'll love about us 

  • Global impact. Grindr is the world-leading LGTBQ+ social networking service. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGTBQ+ people around the world.
  • High Growth. Like the company itself, this role offers significant room for growth and development
  • Remote First: We have offices in LA, NYC, SF, Chicago, Toronto, 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 employees
  • Benefits: Unlimited vacation policy
  • Family insurance: We provide great insurance coverage for health, dental, and vision for you and your family.
  • Retirement Savings: Generous 401(k) plan
  • Other Perks: home-office stipend, many company-sponsored events

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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