OkCupid is hiring a

Backend Software Engineer

Los Angeles, United States
Full-Time

Tinder is a fun new way to meet people. Tinder finds out who likes you nearby, and connects you with them if you're also interested. We're a small team that's growing fast and we're looking for a Backend Software Engineer.  The projects on our plate are amazing, and we're looking for talented people to meet the exciting technical challenges we face. If you're an intelligent and highly ambitious entrepreneur, we want to talk to you! 

Also, just FYI, this position is located in Los Angeles, CA and we'll move you here!


As a  Backend Software Engineer, you will:

  • Deploy exciting new Tinder features
  • Help us scale to meet the extraordinary Tinder demand
  • Build quality tools and frameworks to ensure a high quality product
  • Build systems to ensure 100% uptime of Tinder for all users across the world

We're looking for:

  • Mid to expert level backend experience
  • Javascript expertise
  • Experience with Node.js and MongoDB
  • Exposure to Redis
  • Passion for creating great products and solving unique problems
  • API design history experience
  • Experience with scale and high-traffic applications 

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience with Elasticsearch
  • Experience with AWS
  • A BS or MS in Computer Science or Engineering from a top school, but a wonderful project list trumps all
  • Prior startup experience is fantastic (but not necessary); being scrappy will help you hit the ground running.

What's in it for you:

  • Competitive salary plus hefty equity compensation
  • Phenomenal health coverage, 401K, gym discounts, software discounts, free drinks, snacks, and a lot more
  • A brilliant team working on an array of new mobile ventures that you have the opportunity to create and shape
  • The fast pace and agility of a venture-backed startup (many of us come from venture-backed startups, and we can all attest to this!), with the handy resources of a technology/new media giant
  • All the hardware/software/equipment you need, customized however you like
  • Great amenities within a great building, and a colorful/creative work environment

Want to join our team?

  • Send us your resume and let us know why you're excited to work for Tinder.
  • Have a portfolio of work? Shoot over a link. Got an app that you've designed in the Apple App Store? Send us an iTunes link.

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