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Backend Engineering Intern ('24)

Hinge

Hinge

Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Our Mission
As humans, there are few things more exciting than meeting someone new. At Tinder, we’re inspired by the challenge of keeping the magic of human connection alive. With tens of millions of users, hundreds of millions of downloads, 2+ billion swipes per day, 20+ million matches per day, and a presence in 190+ countries, our reach is expansive—and rapidly growing.
We work together to solve complex problems. Behind the simplicity of every match, we think deeply about human relationships, behavioral science, network economics, AI and ML, online and real-world safety, cultural nuances, loneliness, love, sex, and more.
The Team
There are internships and then there's the Tindership program. Forget boring busywork—spend your summer as part of our team, making a real impact on our business. Tinder interns gain a meaningful experience connecting with their mentor and managers, participating in large-scale projects, and collaborating with other interns in our flagship Tindership hackathon. You’ll join an inclusive workplace and gain real-world experiences and exposure to Tinder's culture.
About the Role
As a Backend Intern at Tinder, you will partner directly with senior members of the Engineering team and be empowered to contribute solutions to Tinder's backend system. We are deeply invested in challenging norms, constantly improving architecture design, exploring emergent tech and ideas, and leveraging new technologies in interesting ways to deliver an app that is widely known the world over.
Where you’ll work
This is a hybrid role and requires in-office collaboration three days per week. The position will be located in Los Angeles, CA.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate across Tinder Engineering on the expansion of our service platform
  • Develop and operate scalable and resilient distributed services that run on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Build large scale distributed systems that handle billions of data events a day
  • Write unit and integration tests
  • Participate in the annual Tindership Hackathon, presenting with your team to the entire Tinder team and panel of executives.

What we're looking for:

  • Aspiring backend developer who’s excited to work on large scale challenges with cutting-edge technology
  • Proficiency in coding with at least one language (Java, Scala, Python,Typescript, Nodejs, etc.)
  • Foundational knowledge of basic Computer Science principles: data structures and algorithms.
  • Currently pursuing a BS/BA, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or a related field (Graduation date of December 2024 onward)

Nice to have:

  • Prior internship or work experience on backend systems
  • Completed relevant project experience (i.e. hack-a-thons, personal projects, GitHub, Open Source, volunteer coding experience etc.)
  • Knowledge of technologies such as; Protocol Buffers, gRPC, Apache Kafka, Apache Flink, ElasticSearch, Redis
  • Aware of AWS technologies like; DynamoDB, S3, RDS, ElastiCache

As part of our team, you'll enjoy:

  • The liveliness of a startup with the impact of a global business
  • Collaborating with a team of creative, fun and driven colleagues
  • Working with an extraordinary team of smart, creative, fun, and highly motivated people
  • Competitive hourly pay and flexible working schedule
  • Comprehensive health coverage, 401(k)
  • Access to mental health resources
  • Virtual yoga and fitness classes, and many other fun activities
  • Virtual celebrations, parties, socials, and more
  • A robust Learning + Development offering including our MentorMatch program, access to a library of 6,000+ online learning courses through Udemy
  • Fully customized computer equipment to fit your needs
  • The opportunity to join 8+ active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Commitment to Inclusion
At Tinder, we don’t just accept difference, we celebrate it. We strive to build a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members around the world, and we value unique perspectives and backgrounds. Even if you don’t meet all the listed qualifications, we invite you to apply and show us how your skills could transfer. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome people of all sexes, gender identities, races, ethnicities, disabilities, and other lived experiences. Learn more here: https://www.lifeattinder.com/dei
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.