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Staff Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2024
Hinge is the dating app designed to be deleted
In today's digital world, finding genuine relationships is tougher than ever. At Hinge, we’re on a mission to inspire intimate connection to create a less lonely world. We’re obsessed with understanding our users’ behaviors to help them find love, and our success is defined by one simple metric– setting up great dates. With tens of millions of users across the globe, we’ve become the most trusted way to find a relationship, for all.
About the Role:
The Platform Engineering team’s mission is to delight our engineers with simple solutions and to advance Hinge’s infrastructure operability. We do so by leading the design and implementation of infrastructure resiliency, expansion, observability, and security improvements. Our impact doesn’t stop there. We create and operate services that internal teams and customers depend on. As Hinge forges towards a global product offering, we will focus on building the next generation of our Platform. Some initiatives and problem spaces on the horizon are establishing a global multi-region architecture, mitigating third-party risk(s), and delighting engineers with tools and solutions that increase their velocity.
Platform Engineering is a crucial cross-functional team that collaborates closely with all engineering disciplines at Hinge. Our work is challenging and impactful in improving the engineering experience. We are searching for a seasoned and highly motivated Platform Engineer to join our team in solving some of our complex problems in simple ways.


  • Inspire technical direction in a variety of problem spaces, notably global databases, sharding and partitioning,
  • Lead and contribute to initiatives that improve our infrastructure, observability, security, internal tooling and orchestration,
  • Design, build and maintain global, highly available, low-latency infrastructure to service the needs of our customers,
  • Partner with teams to improve performance, scalability, reliability and observability of our databases,
  • Has a stewardship mentality towards performance and reliability of infrastructure and takes ownership of solving problems as they arise,
  • Contribute to the creation and refinement of documentation of technical initiatives, postmortems and uphold good knowledge sharing practices,
  • Impart your domain expertise theoretically and practically,
  • Join the Platform Engineering on-call rotation.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

What We're Looking For

  • Demonstrated proficiency in implementing distributed relational database architectures, sharding and partitioning,
  • Experience building global multi-region infrastructure, services, databases and storage,
  • Expert in building and troubleshooting large-scale distributed production infrastructure in AWS or GCP,
  • Advanced knowledge in cloud infrastructure services including IAM, compute, networking, storage, databases, streaming services,
  • Extensive experience in implementing, configuring and optimizing Kubernetes, Docker and Terraform,
  • Experience in on call rotation and responding to incidents,
  • Has expertise in many or all of the following: Terraform, Kubernetes, AWS, GCP, Go (or similar), Postgres, Argo CD, Kafka, security best practices.
As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy:
401(k) Matching: We match 100% of the first 10% of pre-tax 401(k) contributions you make, up to a maximum of $10,000 per year.
Professional Growth: Get a $3,000 annual Learning & Development stipend once you’ve been with us for three months. You also get free access to Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 6000 courses, starting your first day.
Parental Leave & Planning: When you become a new parent, you’re eligible for 100% paid parental leave (20 paid weeks for both birth and non-birth parents.)
Fertility Support: You’ll get easy access to fertility care through Carrot, from basic treatments to fertility preservation. We also provide $10,000 toward fertility preservation. You and your spouse/domestic partner are both eligible.
Date Stipend: All Hinge employees receive a $100 monthly stipend for epic dates– Romantic or otherwise. Hinge Premium is also free for employees and their loved ones.
ERGs: We have eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)—Asian, Unapologetic, Disability, LGBTQIA+, Vibras, Women/Nonbinary, Parents, and Remote—that hold regular meetings, host events, and provide dedicated support to the organization & its community.
At Hinge, our core values are…
Authenticity: We share, never hide, our words, actions and intentions.
Courage: We embrace lofty goals and tough challenges.
Empathy: We deeply consider the perspective of others.
Diversity inspires innovation
Hinge is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We believe success is created by a diverse workforce of individuals with different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds.
If you require reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact employeebenefits@matchgroup.com.