Android Engineer Intern

Grindr, Remote, US

The largest all-male location based network in the world

What’s so interesting about this role?

Come spend the summer building the next generation of the Grindr app! Working on our Android team, you’ll have the opportunity to solve challenging problems, work with the latest technologies, collaborate with a kind and capable team, and participate in summer professional development workshops, all while contributing to a one-of-a-kind app. 

Under the direction and mentorship of senior android engineers, you will collaborate closely with the iOS team, Product Managers, and our QA team to build and maintain a fast, reliable, app. We deeply value ownership, empowerment, proactivity, data-driven decisions, and user focus.

What’s the job?

  • Use the latest technologies to develop highly innovative consumer mobile products
  • Designing, developing, testing, deploying, maintaining, and enhancing elegant mobile solutions
  • Working collaboratively with a brilliant cross-functional team to make Grindr the best app it can be for its users
  • Working directly with quality engineers to identify test cases and devise efficient, scalable testing processes to allow us to run weekly releases
  • Supporting projects and deeply understanding the why behind them
  • Collaborating effectively across our engineering teams in North America and Taiwan 

What we'll love about you

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university as a rising senior or master's student
  • Experience or exposure to Android applications development, preferably in Kotlin 
  • Experience or interest in working with large Android codebases and complex, high-performance apps
  • Interest in learning software engineering best practices and design patterns such as MVVM, Flux etc.
  • You have experience or interest in Android app performance optimization & metrics
  • You’re a strong problem solver and fast learner
  • You’re compassionate, collaborative, and deeply care for the people around you
  • You’re mission-driven
  • Natural curiosity with the tendency to think creatively and ask clarifying questions  

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: Weekly professional development workshops catered to making you a better professional and opportunity to return in an intern or full time capacity 
  • 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
  • Comp: Competitive hourly rate 
  • Other Perks: Monthly WFH and meal stipends, and much more

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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