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Engineering Manager II, Backend

Location
Palo Alto, California
Department
Engineering
Job Type
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:

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.

Salary Range:

$200,000
-
$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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