Backend Engineer, All Groups

| Greater NYC Area
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Hinge is looking for software engineers to join the Backend team. As the newest member of the backend team, we are looking for someone to help us design and build the next generation of high-performance APIs and backend services in Go. You will be on a cross-disciplinary team including other backend engineers, mobile engineers, product managers, and designers where you will lead development of new features and improve the quality and reliability of our services.

We Have Positions Available In The Following Groups:

  • Growth: All things revenue and new user retention. Your work will have tangible impact to the company while adhering to our revenue principle: “If a feature would help all members, keep it free” and our brand promise: “Designed to Be Deleted” -- we care about new user retention because we want to make it easy for people to find meaningful connection. We aren’t trying to keep people addicted over time.
  • Community: Help us protect our users and their privacy. Community removes and prevents bad actors (users who scam or harass other users, or otherwise violate our terms of service), serves and attracts good users, and protects our users’ privacy and legal rights.
  • Experience: Tackle the big problems that users experience with online dating and improve the core Hinge experience. Help millions of users go on great dates and get off Hinge.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with a cross-disciplinary team to build features.
  • Design and build backend systems with an emphasis on quality and scalability.
  • Own complex projects end-to-end and effectively communicate to stakeholders.
  • Work in a cloud native tech stack: Kubernetes, AWS, Go web services, Postgres, Redis, Kafka.
  • Be a thought partner for backend team strategy and technical direction.
  • Create and maintain feedback cycles with your peers and manager

What We’re Looking For:

  • You have 2+ years of experience in software development building APIs at scale -- we are hiring at a variety of levels
  • You have experience working in distributed production systems
  • You have worked with at least one message or event based technology (Kafka, Kinesis, RabbitMQ, SQS, etc.) and you can talk in-depth about how to use it
  • You can own complex projects end-to-end, coordinate with other teams, and communicate broadly to internal stakeholders
  • You are excited to share opinions on best practices
  • Prior knowledge of Go preferred but not required

Our Company:
Hinge is the dating app for people who want to get off dating apps. In today’s digital world, singles are so busy matching that they’re not actually connecting, in person, where it counts. Hinge is on a mission to change that. So we built an app that’s designed to be deleted. On Hinge, there are no rules, timers, or games. Instead, you’ll meet your most compatible matches and you’ll have unique conversations over what you’ve shared on your detailed profile. It’s a natural way to find a great first date. Currently, 3 out of 4 first dates lead to second dates, we’re the #1 mobile-first dating app mentioned in the New York Times wedding section, and we’re the fastest growing dating app in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Our Culture:
- Authenticity: Share your genuine thoughts and opinions directly. 
- Courage: Invite and deeply consider challenges and criticism.
- Empathy: Be empathetic, communitarian and trustworthy. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • GolangLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SparkFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • MondayManagement

Location

809 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014

What are Hinge Perks + Benefits

Hinge Benefits Overview

We have a generous benefits package thanks to being a part of the larger Match Group, but we run out of our very own HQ in Greenwich Village. A lot of thought and resources go into providing an enjoyable and rewarding experience at Hinge.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Our employees can contribute up to $3,500 pre-taxed dollars for individual plans and $7,000 pre-taxed dollars for Family plans on annual basis.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Our liife insurance is equal to 1.5 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Hinge provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Schwab. We match 100% of contributions up to 10% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Hinge offers employees SARs that vest 50% after 2 years and 100% after 3 years. Once vested, these SARs can be liquidated or converted into Match Group stock (MTCH, Nasdaq).
Performance Bonus
Hinge offers each employee an annual performance bonus at up 20% of your salary based on company performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
We provide employees with a flexible working schedule that include Summer Fridays and a use as you need work from home policy.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
While we offer unlimited vacation days we also have implemented a 3 week minimum to ensure each employee is actually taking time off.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Each new hire that joins the team gets to choose a team outing and bonding experience. We also have a company wide retreat which allows employees to bond and plan for the next year.
Stocked Kitchen
Justin McLeod, Hinge’s Founder & CEO, is a very health conscious yogi, so only healthy yet delicious snacks and drinks are allowed in our office. No soda or junk food.
Some Meals Provided
As a team we enjoy breakfasts on Monday, catered lunch on Wednesday, and appetizers and beverages on Friday afternoons. Department teams do their own manager-lead lunches weekly or bi-weekly.
Pet Friendly
Our VP of Pupperations and Chief Barketing Officer love playing with furry friends. We are a dog friendly office so feel free to bring your best friend to work with you.
Fitness Subsidies
We offer a $50 exercise stipend for you to use at the gym or fitness center of your choosing.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
We enjoy lunch together on Wednesday every week. During those Wednesday Lunches a member of the team hosts a lunch and learn featuring a new team member, department tutorial, new projects or AMAs.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Hinge also offers employees a Monthly Date Stipend. All employees receive a $200 monthly date stipend to go on great dates and build relationships outside of the office. Employees try out new date spots, review them, and then share the reviews with Hinge members for date inspiration.

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