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Director of Engineering

Company: Grindr
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

What's so interesting about this role?
Grindr is continuing our rapid growth and scaling as a newly-public company! As a Director of Engineering at Grindr, you'll have the opportunity to play a key role in building the next generation of our Grindr app! Leading our engineering team, you'll have the opportunity to solve challenging problems while managing teams of talented engineers.
You will provide your team with thought leadership and expert technical guidance/mentorship. In this role, you will turn empathy into action for our enthusiastic, queer user base. The Grindr team continues to innovate as the largest social media app for the LGBTQ community.
What's the job?


  • Lead with empathy and provide thought leadership, expert technical guidance, and mentorship to a team of passionate Engineers and Engineering Managers.
  • Be an integral part of our building the product roadmap and execution model for engineering partnering with other teams across the company.
  • Determine the needs of our diverse & complex user groups, requiring applied understanding and resolution of complex or unusual business problems
  • Collaborating cross-functionally with the product and technical teams, bridging the gap between competing priorities and drivers.
  • Become an expert in the dating business, and in social and communication technologies, while serving the LGBTQ community.
  • You will help to foster diverse thoughts and ideas among your team. Becoming a key part of Grindr's engineering culture of diversity.

    What We'll Love About You

    • You have at least 5-7+ years of experience in leading or managing teams of engineers and engineering managers. You can coach and mentor other engineers on best engineering practices as well as their careers!
    • You have a passion for programming and a solid record for shipping multiple production-grade applications. You are able to leverage this ability and knowledge to step "into the trenches," when required, and facilitate the next actionable steps.
    • Background in mobile development (iOS/Android) and/or backend engineering(Java or Kotlin)
    • Experience with Architecture at scale and you have meaningful knowledge of cloud technologies (such as AWS).
    • You are experienced in managing key feature delivery for your teams. You have experience launching or maintaining high-impact product software at scale.
    • You have experience with managing a budget along with a work plan for your team.
    • You have been working closely with various levels of business stakeholders, from the C-Suite, VP level, and down and understand value alignment.
    • Ability to process complex workflows and ensure alignment with key stakeholders.
    • You have excellent communication, presentation, and documentation skills with the ability to define and communicate the "big picture" to key stakeholders at various levels.
    • You are experienced with working on a geographically dispersed team and are able to bridge the gap between time zones without affecting key timelines and delivery

      We'll Really Swoon If You Have

      • Experience working within the social networking or dating industry would be a plus.
      • Experience fostering a diverse workplace and ensuring your team's voices are heard and valued.

        What You'll Love About Us

        • Mission and Impact: Grindr is the world-leading LGTBQ social networking service. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGTBQ people around the world
        • Remote First: We have satellite offices in LA, NYC, and Chicago, and are remote first across the US and Canada. More than 30% of our employees work outside of cities where we have satellite offices
        • Family Insurance: Insurance premium coverage for health, dental, and vision for you and partial coverage for your dependents
        • Retirement Savings: Generous 401K plan with 6% match and immediate vest in the US
        • Compensation: Industry-competitive compensation and equity
        • Queer-Inclusive Benefits: Industry-leading gender-affirming offerings with up to 90% cost coverage, access to Included Health, monthly stipends for HRT, and more
        • Additional Benefits: Flexible vacation policy, monthly stipends for cell phone, internet, wellness, and food, one-time home-office setup stipend, and company-sponsored events

          About Grindr
          Since launching in 2009, Grindr has grown into the world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. We have millions of daily users who use our location-based technology in almost every country in every corner of the planet. Today, Grindr proudly represents a modern LGBTQ+ lifestyle that expands into new platforms. From social issues to original content, we continue to blaze innovative paths with a meaningful impact on our community. At Grindr, we create a safe space where you can discover, navigate, and get zero feet away from the queer world around you.
          As of June 2020, Grindr has new owners with a track record of multiple successful Bay Area start-ups. The new leadership is demonstrating a renewed commitment to creating an experience for users that is safe, fun, and productive, as well as a positive & uplifting company culture in which everyone can be their best selves. At the heart of Grindr's mission in this new chapter is a shared set of core values including transparency, accountability, experimentation (failing fast), and strong allegiance to the LGBTQ+ community.
          Grindr is an equal opportunity employer.
          To learn more about how we handle the personal data of applicants, visit our .

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