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Sr. Engineering Manager, QA/Release

Location
Los Angeles, California
Department
Engineering
Job Type
Full Time
Focus

Our Mission:

As humans, there are few things more exciting than meeting someone new. At Tinder, we’re on a mission to power and inspire real connections by making it easy and fun for every new generation of singles. 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.

Our Values:

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One Team, One Dream

We work hand-in-hand, building Tinder for our members. We succeed together when we work collaboratively across functions, teams, and time zones, and think outside the box to achieve our company vision and mission.

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Own It

We take accountability and strive to make a positive impact in all aspects of our business, through ownership, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.

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Never Stop Learning

We cultivate a culture where it’s safe to take risks. We seek out input, share honest feedback, celebrate our wins, and learn from our mistakes in order to continue improving.

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Spark Solutions

We’re problem solvers, focusing on how to best move forward when faced with obstacles. We don’t dwell on the past or on the issues at hand, but instead look at how to stay agile and overcome hurdles to achieve our goals.

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Embrace Our Differences

We are intentional about building a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members. By leveraging different perspectives and other ways of thinking, we build better experiences for our members and our team.

The Role:

We are expanding a Release and QA team within Tinder’s Foundations pillar to continue to deliver a best-in-class product that safeguards our members’ experience and supports Tinder’s missions to help people meet strangers in a fun way in real life on a global scale. As a Sr. Engineering Manager on the Release and QA team, you will partner directly with Product and Engineering leadership to maintain and improve Tinder's product release and quality.

Where you’ll work: This is a hybrid role and requires in-office collaboration three days per week. This position is located in Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

In this role, you will:

  • Grow and lead a team of engineers to create and maintain the process that best serves the quality across all Tinder engineering/product while identifying potential team leaders (both technical and people leaders).
  • Collaborate with engineering, product, analytics, design, and business development to deliver product features on time and quality.
  • Understand the gaps in the release and QA process and establish a long-term team roadmap (particularly an engineering roadmap) for addressing the identified gaps.
  • Manage the app store meta-data and oversee the app submission process (including localization, branch cut, pre-submission testing, app regression testing, etc.).
  • Address any mobile app release rejections while coordinating with key partners promptly.
  • Drive the critical conversations between Apple, Google, Tinder business development, and Match group program management to smoothen the release process.
  • Co-own the top-of-funnel metrics with the marketing and business development teams and identify the opportunity for in-app events, custom product pages, and product page optimization.
  • Establish engineering org-wide release and test quality transparency via a comprehensive reporting solution.
  • Work closely with the platform team (dev experience) to improve the quality of mobile regression testing.
  • Drive strategic plans and tactical execution that align with business goals.
  • Implements and scales out standard processes on the teams while keeping a higher level of consistency by identifying/gathering any issues/bugs pre-release/QA.
  • Lead and mentor team members to reach their full potential.

You’ll need:

  • 3+ years of technical leadership experience.
  • 5+ years of QA automation, release management or engineering experience.
  • Strong ownership and accountability to lead all aspects of the release process and quality.
  • Maintain and improve team project management rituals, either Scrum or Kanban.
  • Hands-on experience in delivering and maintaining the quality of large-scale, end-to-end (consumer-facing) apps/systems.
  • Passion for taking initiative and driving high-leverage solutions in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Experience managing technical trade-offs, strong sense of ownership, and execution.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills with the ability to advocate and present to non-technical audiences, including leadership, in an easily digestible manner.
  • Desire and ability to grow, encourage, and empower the team to go above and beyond.
  • Experience working autonomously with multiple teams across backend, iOS, Android, Web platforms, data, product, analytics, design, business development, and external vendors.

Nice to have:

  • Experience in mobile app release management.
  • Experience in AWS stack – especially with mobile emphasis.
  • Experience in various testing SaaS solutions such as Qase, Testrails, and Applitools.
  • Have experience with setting up and leading one of the listed CI systems such as Jenkins, BuildKite, CIrcleCi, Bitrise.
  • Experience in accessibility and localization testing.
  • Have enterprise experience working with native test automation solutions such as XCUITest, Espresso, and Cypress.

Salary Range:

$215,000
-
$260,000
a year

Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.

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 about inclusion at Tinder
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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 about inclusion at Tinder
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What life is like on the

Engineering

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"As an engineer, I'm part of a small, self-contained and fast-moving pod. We have a leading voice in new feature ideation and are empowered to take products from an abstract vision to availability in a matter of months."
Serge Vartanov
,
Staff Software Engineer, Backend

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Parental Leave

100% paid parental leave (including for non-birthing parents) and family forming benefits

Plan for the Future

100% 401(k) employer match up to 10%, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

Personal Growth

Mentorship through our MentorMatch program, access to 6,000+ online courses through Udemy, and an annual $3,000 stipend for your professional development

Give back

Time off to volunteer and charitable donations matched up to $15,000 annually

Investment in your wellness

Access to mental health support via Modern Health, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance, fitness membership subsidy, and commuter subsidy

Unlimited PTO

With no waiting period and 10 annual wellness days

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