Software Engineer Intern, Web

Grindr, Remote, US

The largest all-male location based network in the world

Duration: Internship

What’s so interesting about this role?

Come spend the summer building the next generation of the Grindr app! As the intern for the web team, you’ll play a 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 Software Development Manager and a team of experienced engineers. 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?

  • Use the latest technologies to build, develop and deliver websites & applications that work across devices
  • Under the direction of experienced engineers, scale applications for Grindr’s extensive user base through optimized architectures and efficient code
  • Support engineers in building security and accessibility into everything we create. Millions of users trust us to protect their privacy every day
  • Actively participate 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

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university as a rising senior or master's student
  • Experience or exposure to modern front-end framework such as React, Vue, or Angular
  • An understanding of how to write performant, maintainable code
  • Interest or exposure to API integrations across the business 
  • 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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