Grindr
The world's largest app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people.
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Engineering Manager

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Employer Provided Salary: 172,000-295,000 Annually
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This is a hybrid role based out of Chicago or San Francisco and will require you to be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
What's so interesting about this role?
As we enter our second year as a public company, Grindr is building on the success we've had over our 15-year history in connecting, supporting, and improving the lives of the LGBTQ+ community globally.
As an Engineering Manager at Grindr, you'll have the opportunity to play a key role in building the next generation of the Grindr app! Working within our engineering team, you will solve challenging problems while managing a small team of talented engineers. You will provide your team with thought leadership and expert technical guidance/mentorship as well as turn empathy into action for our enthusiastic, queer user base.
What's the job?

  • Lead with empathy and provide thought leadership, expert technical guidance, and mentorship to a team of passionate engineers.
  • Determine the needs of our diverse & complex user groups, requiring applied understanding and resolution of complex or unusual business problems.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with the product and technical teams, bridging the gap between competing priorities and drivers (Including our product, design, data, cloud ops, SRE, and AI/ML teams).
  • Become an expert in feature-driven engineering.


What We'll Love About You

  • You are experienced in leading and managing teams of engineers. 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 have experience launching or maintaining high-impact product software at scale.
  • You are able to step "into the trenches," when required, as well as step back and see the "big picture"
  • You have experience with Architecture at scale and meaningful experience in cloud technologies/databases.
  • You've worked closely with various levels of business stakeholders including the c-suite, and understand value alignment.
  • You are a mobile-first engineering manager (iOS/Android) and have experience developing native mobile applications
  • 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 don't shy away from conflict resolution and work to bridge the gap between competing priorities to maintain a culture of collaboration across the organization.
  • You are experienced with working on a geographically dispersed team and are able to bridge the gap between time zones.
  • You always strive for operational excellence: the quality of the software owned by your team and operational performance metrics improves under your leadership.


We'll Really Swoon If You Have

  • You have experience fostering a diverse workplace and ensuring your team's voices are heard and valued.
  • You are familiar with JVM technologies (kotlin, java, scala, golang, etc).


What you'll love about us

  • Mission and Impact: Grindr is building the global gayborhood in your pocket. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGBTQ+ people around the world. Through our success, we are making a world where the lives of our community are free, equal, and just.
  • 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 U.S.
  • Compensation: Industry-competitive compensation and eligibility for company bonus and equity programs.
  • 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, food, and commuting, breakfast/lunch provided onsite, and yearly travel & leisure stipend.


About Grindr
Grindr is building the global gayborhood in your pocket. With more than 13.5 million monthly active users, Grindr has become a fundamental part of the LGBTQ+ community and is charting a path to make the world more free, equal, and just. Since 2015, Grindr for Equality has advanced safety, health, and human rights for millions of Grindr users and the global LGBTQ+ community in partnership with more than 100 community organizations in every region of the world.
Our next evolution is underway as a public company that continues to grow and build meaningful experiences for our users. From social issues to product innovations, we're setting audacious goals for our community and the business, and leveraging the latest tech stacks and a culture of engineering excellence to make it happen. At the heart of our work in this new chapter is a shared set of operating principles centered around cultivating curiosity, thinking big, setting and expediting our ambitious goals, and growing through iteration; all while keeping our users #1.
Grindr is headquartered in West Hollywood, California, with offices in the Bay Area, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. With a track record of strong financial performance and plans for continued headcount growth, we're building a team of talented, passionate, and open-minded people who want to disrupt the dating app space, innovate products, and advance LGBTQ+ culture. Come be a part of this exciting journey with us.
Grindr is an equal-opportunity employer
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Grindr is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, location, and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role will also be eligible for equity, benefits, and a company bonus program.
Chicago Base Pay Range
$187,000 - $220,500 USD
Bay Area Base Pay Range
$217,000 - $256,000 USD

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What are Grindr Perks + Benefits

Grindr Benefits Overview

Benefits & Perks

100% covered medical, dental and vision insurance
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Time Off Policy
(2) Week-Long Company-Wide "Offline Weeks"
Competitive Salaries
401(k)- Matching
Monthly meal & snack stipend
Monthly Work From Home Stipends (internet & Cell Phone)
Full catered breakfast & lunch during onsite days
Monthly Commuter Stipend
Casual dress environment

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Grindr works with a variety of LGBTQ+ focused organizations to support the community. Every year, employees participate/volunteer in the AIDS Lifecycle.
Partners with nonprofits
Grindr partners with several non-profits to support the LGBTQ+ Community. Partnership programs have included working with TransCan Work, Brooklyn Pride Center, and other community organizations.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Structured interviewing and hiring process, from job posting through to close
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Our dental plan covers $5000 (Premier PPO) $1500 (Standard PPO) of expenses.
Vision insurance
The vision benefits plan covers $250 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health insurance
Grindr offers 100% Employer paid healthcare for employees. Included Health Membership to help employees identify healthcare that works for them. Gender affirming healthcare offered through FOLX.
Life insurance
Life insurance is offered at a flat rate to a $75,000 value.
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Grindr offers access to Ginger and Headspace to employees.
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
AIDS walk and AIDS lifecycle
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
(2) Week-Long Company-Wide "Offline Weeks"
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Monthly meal stipend auto-loaded to a company provided card.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Grindr offers a holistic benefits package that allows employees to leverage as needed. Not only do we have generous health/dental/vision/PTO policies, but we have thoughtfully designed a benefits program to support employees.

We have partnered with Included Health and Folx Health to help our LGBTQ employees navigate healthcare and receive the support they need.

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