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Engineering Manager II, Backend



Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 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.
Tinder is deeply committed to users' trust and safety, and one of our primary missions is to ensure Tinder remains the safest place to meet new people. As a dating app, we provide opportunities for connections, but we are also vigilant about minimizing potential harm caused by malicious actors.
We are currently seeking a Backend Engineering Manager to join our Trust & Safety engineering team. In this role, you will lead a team of 8 backend engineers, focusing on enhancing account authenticity, mitigating adversarial impact, building public trust and enabling safer experiences for millions of users globally on Tinder.
Where you’ll work:
This is a hybrid role and requires in-office collaboration two times per week. Our offices are located in West Hollywood, San Francisco, or Palo Alto, California.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead a team of 8 backend engineers to create the optimal Tinder experience for members.
  • Define and own platform objectives and key metrics, developing a strategic roadmap for your team.
  • Collaborate with h cross-functional/platform teams to execute the roadmap, delivering high-quality results promptly
  • Drive technical, design and product discussions with teams across the organization to define and scope requirements.
  • Establish the technical direction for the team and lead the team to achieve it.
  • Mentor and coach your team for career development.
  • Recruit and assemble a world-class backend team.

What You'll Need:

  • 7+ years of professional experience building scalable backend services.
  • 2+ year(s) of experience leading backend engineering teams.
  • Significant experience with Java and/or Scala, Node.js, Typescript.
  • Cloud platform experience: AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Proven experience leading a team in building and shipping scalable distributed backend systems.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate the team to exceed expectations.

Nice to have:

  • High scale data pipeline: Flink, Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, Kubernetes.
  • Comfortable working with legacy code and implementing effective strategies for improvement.
  • Ability to communicate and implement solutions-oriented improvements.
  • Experience collaborating within a small team while working interdependently within a cross-functional organization.
As a full-time employee, you’ll enjoy:
Unlimited PTO (with no waiting period)
10 annual Wellness DaysTime off to volunteer and charitable donations matched up to $15,000 annually
Comprehensive health, vision, and dental coverage
100% 401(k) employer match up to 10%, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
100% paid parental leave (including for non-birthing parents) and family forming benefits
Investment in your development: mentorship through our MentorMatch program, access to 6,000+ online courses through Udemy, and an annual $3,000 stipend for your professional development
Investment in your wellness: access to mental health support via Modern Health, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance, fitness membership subsidy, and commuter subsidy
$500 work-from-home stipend to set you up for remote work
Free subscription to Tinder Platinum
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.