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iOS Intern ('24)

Location
West Hollywood, California
Department
Tindership & University Grads
Job Type
Intern
Focus
iOS

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:

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 an iOS intern at Tinder, you will partner directly with senior members of the mobile team and be empowered to contribute solutions to the Tinder codebase. 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 on the development, implementation and  functionality of Tinder's newest features and platform architecture
  • Build robust, lasting, and scalable products that serve millions of users
  • Work on systems that handle billions of data events a day
  • Leverage large scale multi-channel communications to keep users well-informed (push notifications, emails, in-app messaging, and more)
  • 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 iOS developer who’s excited to work on large scale challenges with cutting-edge technology
  • Proficiency in coding with Swift 
  • 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 a native mobile application
  • Completed mobile project experience (i.e. hack-a-thons, personal projects, GitHub, Open Source, volunteer coding experience etc.)
  • Familiarity with architecture frameworks such as MVC, MVVM, Viper etc
  • Aware of native app development tools/concepts like xcode, core data, core animation, dependency injection, combine, swift UI, UI kit etc. is not required but a bonus

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)

Salary Range:

$47
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$47
per hour

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

Tindership & University Grads

team

"My day is full of critical thinking, problem solving and ambiguity. Working in strategy, we are tasked with being thought leaders at Tinder and solving some of Tinder's most difficult problems. I appreciate that every day I am challenged."
Tim Littman
,
Senior Strategy Manager

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Impact

The liveliness of a startup with the impact of a global business

Work-from-home stipend

A little cash to set you up for hybrid work

Paid time off

10 paid wellness days and access to mental health resources

Optional health benefits

Medical, vision and dental if you want ‘em

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