Senior Staff Backend Engineer

Updated on 5/17/2024



201-500 employees

Location-based social networking app for LGBTQ


Palo Alto, CA, USA + 1 more

Required Skills
Apache Kafka
  • 7+ years of experience as a Software Engineer developing critical portions of working on Backend Systems
  • Experience designing and implementing large-scale Web or API systems for high load and data consistency
  • Experience designing systems that make heavy and efficient use of Cloud Services
  • Passionate about testing software and systems
  • Deep understanding of concurrency concepts and trade-offs
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Experience with the JVM and at least one JVM language
  • Experience designing and productionizing large-scale distributed systems
  • Leading projects and other engineers to implement new features and coordinate closely with the product and design teams
  • Build for the future by designing maintainable and well-tested systems to serve a global audience of millions of concurrent users
  • Own the design and development of Grindr’s backend services in a stable and scalable microservices architecture
  • Work with Product Managers, Designers, and other Engineers to refine feature design and functionality
  • Optimize key pieces of Grindr's platform using tools like Redis, Postgres, Kafka on AWS services
  • Innovate by guiding data-driven decisions to adopt new technologies, architectures, and workflow
  • Ensure high availability of the Grindr platform through distributed systems and infrastructure engineering
  • Help guide and mentor team members through pairing sessions,code reviews, and architecture reviews
  • Troubleshoot unexpected issues across various systems
  • Take a prominent role in optimizations, cost savings and incident responses

Grindr, a leading location-based social networking app specifically tailored for LGBTQ individuals, connects users globally and offers convenience with a web-based version eliminating the need for downloads. It offers a platform that not only fosters community and personal connections but also prioritizes inclusiveness and diversity, embodying values that are crucial in today's workplace. Employing cutting-edge location-based technology to enhance user experience, this company is at the forefront of digital innovation in social networking.

Company Stage


Total Funding



West Hollywood, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth