Staff Software Engineer, Backend - Identity

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Tinder brings people together. With tens of millions of users and a presence in every country, our reach is expansive — and rapidly growing. Your work here can change the world. We have a small yet dedicated engineering team with one of the highest ratios of users to engineers in the industry, making every member of the team critical to our success. We are looking for a backend engineer to grow our Identity team and continue building our dynamic collaborative culture.
The Identity Team mainly focuses on authentication and account management (including external accounts), specifically:

  • Architecting the upstream app funnel including authentication, registration, and onboarding

  • Building features around user core services on top of Tinder user data, external vendor data, and media contents

  • Building services for privacy/legal compliance

  • Strategically supporting new user acquisition via globalization/localization

As a Staff Backend Engineer on the Tinder Identity team, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design, develop and operate scalable and resilient distributed services that run on Kubernetes or ECS to serve hundreds of millions of users around the world

  • Evolve Tinder's architecture to support multiple authentication flows and account management

  • Work closely with client platform engineers to deploy exciting new Tinder Identity features

  • Influence the roadmap and product development of Tinder App and services while deeply coordinating with the product team

  • Mentor, collaborate and learn from experienced and passionate team members

  • Collaborate with the Trust & Safety team to protect our users and Tinder itself

We're looking for:

  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or equivalent with 8+ years of industrial working experience

  • Excellent knowledge of CS fundamentals with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, software design, and coding

  • Strong experience designing and building distributed backend systems handling high volumes of traffic with low latency

  • Strong knowledge of backend architecture while knowing when and where to make tradeoffs

  • Excellent knowledge and experience with a backend language like Java, Node.js, Scala, Go, etc.

  • Able to mentor and develop junior developers

  • Comfortable working with legacy code and improving it

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience in design/build user services and auth services

  • Experience with cloud computing systems such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or Azure

  • Experience in design and development using NoSQL like DynamoDB or Cassandra

  • Experience with Redis, ElasticSearch, Kafka, and Spark

  • Experience with Agile development methodology and CI/CD

  • Experience with Docker containers along with Kubernetes or ECS

  • Previous user authentication funnel experience

As part of our team, you'll enjoy:

  • The hustle of a startup with the impact of a global business

  • Tremendous opportunity to solve some of the world's most exciting problems

  • Comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, 401(k) match and meaningful equity

  • Unlimited vacation and flexible working hours

  • Working with an extraordinary team of smart, creative, fun and highly motivated people

  • Daily catered lunches, endless supply of refreshments, basketball court, fitness classes and social events

  • Modern, uplifting work environment in an ideal location

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