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Principal Program Manager, Core Product

Location
Palo Alto, California
Department
Program Management
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:

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.
As the Principal Program Manager for Tinder's Core product, you will drive strategic alignment across the Product, Design, and Engineering teams dedicated to the seamless execution of Tinder’s Core Product Roadmap. You will be a pivotal leader in the Product Development Lifecycle as we continuously innovate, refine, and optimize our Core Product portfolio to anticipate the evolving needs of our expansive global members. 
Where you’ll work: This is a hybrid role and requires in-office collaboration two days per week. This position is located in Los Angeles, CA. We also have offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. 

You Will:

  • Lead and develop a growing team towards enhancing Tinder's flagship offerings within the Core Product Team.
  • Partner across Product, Design, and Engineering teams to ensure seamless execution of projects.
  • Drive the implementation of best practices, building and implementing continuous improvement frameworks and operational excellence.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the team, empowering them to deliver high-quality products that exceed user expectations.
  • Own strategic alignment and engagement with key team members, resource management, risk management, communication models, and execution against commitments.
  • Be the subject matter expert of Tinder’s Product Development Lifecycle Process (PDLC) and support the team through education and rollout.
  • Drive the team to deliver high-value product features that drive value for members and the business.

You'll Need:

  • 8-10 years of experience in Technical Program Management or Product Operations.
  • Experience with collaboration management tools such as Jira, Confluence, Google Suite, Figma, and Miro.
  • Strong experience in building PDLC and SDLC processes.
  • Ability to build strong relationships across multifunctional organizations, including Leaders from Design, Engineering, and Product teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and encourages constructive 360 feedback.
  • Expertise in agile methodologies for delivery management and software development best practices.
  • Understanding trade-offs pertaining to the needs of the business, member experience, and execution timelines.
  • Experience delivering high-visibility, major cross-functional initiatives on a large-scale platform.
  • Empathic leadership style that fosters a culture of continuous improvement and empowers innovative ideas across the entire team.
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity, identifying gaps from a solutions-focused perspective, and driving clarity in complex opportunities.

As a full-time employee, you’ll enjoy:

  • Unlimited PTO (with no waiting period), 10 annual Wellness Days
  • Time 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), family forming benefits, and Milk Stork, which provides access to breast milk shipping for business travel, surrogacy, and employee relocation
  • 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, and Insight Timer; paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance, fitness membership subsidy, and commuter subsidy
  • Free subscription to Tinder Gold

Salary Range:

$211,500
-
$230,000
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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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.

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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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.

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

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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

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Unlimited PTO

With no waiting period and 10 annual wellness days

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