Senior Software Engineer, Backend

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Los Angeles, California

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Interview Process

1. Hiring manager screen 2. Take-home project 3. Discussions via Zoom that include pair-programming to iterate on homework and culture-fit interview

Programming Languages Mentioned

SQL, Java

We are seeking a talented and motivated Sr. Software Engineer, Backend to join our Tinder Service Platform (TSP) team. This TSP team is a part of the Central Platform team at Match Group. Our mission is to provide central services to all brands under the Match Group umbrella as a unique internal provider of Software as a Service (SaaS).

As a team member, you will be responsible for building and operating multiple central services that are used by and have  direct impact on success for brands in the Match Group portfolio. As a part of the Tinder Service Platform team, you will have the opportunity to learn about the greater technical ecosystem at Match Group and Tinder, and to play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of scalable, reliable, and efficient central services for the whole of Match Group as we work in partnership with allied Tinder teams, as well as maintaining working relationships with our various other client/partner technical organizations across Match Group.

Know where you belong. Match Group is a leading provider of dating products across the globe. Our portfolio includes Tinder, Match, Hinge, Plenty of Fish, The League, and others, each designed to spark meaningful connections for singles worldwide. Creating a sense of belonging doesn’t stop at our products - it’s the foundation of every team we hire.

When it comes to dating, the connection starts online, but the real magic happens once you meet in real life (IRL).  We think the same is true for creating the best platforms, so we work together IRL in our LA or Palo Alto offices 3 days/week.

In this role you will:
  • Work closely with the Tinder engineering team and MG engineers to build and operate critical central services that have an important influence on all brands within the Match Group portfolio
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation, including technical specifications, API documentation, and operational guides
  • Monitor and troubleshoot issues related to the performance, reliability, scalability, and stability of the central services while providing timely resolutions, incorporating relevant automation as much as possible
  • Apply software and systems architectural principles to further TSP initiatives, including but not limited to the TSP API
  • Proactively give and receive mentorship and ensure the delivery of assigned tasks; participate in code reviews frequently
  • We could be a Match if you have:
  • 5+ years experience as a software engineer with a focus on backend
  • Knowledge of Java (or Kotlin)
  • Experience with various datastores; knowledge of RDBMS and NoSQL concepts
  • Ability to dive into low-level details and create/implement technical designs
  • Solid understanding of basic computer science principles and fundamental programming
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • An advocate for code quality and best engineering practices
  • Strong communication skills and ability to engage with other engineers or PMs on technical, organizational, and process issues
  • Strong passion for software development and eagerness to learn and grow as a software engineer
  • Experience in distributed / cloud systems and API design; also familiarity with data pipelines/event processing infrastructures and technologies
  • Experience with requirements analysis and creating technical designs from product requirements


    Why Match Group?

    Our mission is simple – to help people find love and happiness! We love our employees too and understand the importance of all life's milestones. Here are some of the benefits we are proud to offer:

    Mind & Body  Medical, mental health, and wellness benefits to support your overall health and well-being
    Financial Wellness  Competitive compensation, 100% employer match on 401k contributions up to 10% (cap at $10,000), as well as an employee stock purchase program to help you feel supported in your financial security
    Unplug Generous PTO and 18 paid holidays so you can unplug
    Career  Annual training allowance for professional development and ERG membership opportunities and events so you feel connected and empowered in your work
    Family Families come in all shapes and sizes so we offer 20 weeks of 100% paid parental leave, fertility, adoption, and child care resources, as well as pet insurance and discounts  
    Company Gatherings We host fun happy hours and company events where our employees get to know each other and build a sense of connection and belonging!

    We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value the rich dynamics that diversity brings to our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), gender identity or expression, uniformed service or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.  Period. 

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