Grindr

A world where all queer people belong; empowered to connect, love, live joyfully, and build authentic community.

Founded 2009
51-200 employees
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    West Hollywood
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    About Us

    Crafting quality code and striving for engineering excellence is at the heart of everything we do at Grindr.

    All code we write goes through a review process and we are committed to a robust deployment pipeline that allows us to go from idea to delivery in as short a time as possible. Every developer is empowered to own the software lifecycle from codebase to production.

    Our users today have a choice of iOS and Android native clients written in Swift on the Apple side and Kotlin on the Android side. We are using modern architectural patterns such as MVVM and Coordinators to drive a more modular/scalable code design. To ensure code quality, we incorporate unit, UI automation and regression testing as part of our software development. The Grindr Web team uses React.js and Typescript.

    On the backend the majority of our stack are Kotlin based microservices, using Ktor, Kafka, Postgres, Mysql, Elasticsearch and Redis. We heavily build on coroutines for massively scalable services and we deploy exclusively into an AWS cloud environment running Kubernetes. All our services are designed with a container based architecture in mind.

    Tech stack

    Redis, AWS, JAVA, Erlang, Kotlin, Swift, MVVM, SQL, Python, Kubernetes, Java, Kafka, React.js, TypeScript, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Ktor

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k plan
    401k matching
    Cell phone reimbursement

    Health and wellness

    In addition to traditional health benefits, Grindr also offers queer-inclusive benefits to support all employees. We have partnerships with Included Health and FOLX. We have also created a gender-affirmation to provide legal, surgical, and social support to our transgender colleagues.
    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    Legal assistance
    Fitness reimbursement
    Mental health benefits

    Vacation and time off

    We believe that the best employees are ones that take time for themselves and for their families. With an unlimited PTO policy and generous holidays, Grindr is a place that encourages employees to take the time they need.
    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Job training
    Internship program
    Hackathons
    Career growth

    Values and quality of life

    As a queer focused organization, inclusivity is a part of our DNA. We want employees to feel welcomed and empowered in their roles from day one. While we are a remote first company, we offer a variety of programs and platforms to get people acclimated into their new roles.
    Diversity program
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered breakfasts
    Catered lunches
    Catered dinners
    Company activities
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Employee discount programs
    Remote first
    Social impact
    Grindr - Every year Grindr has a squad who partakes in the AIDS Lifecycle.
    Grindr - Photo booth photo from company all-hands. Special guest appearance by Yvie Oddly!
    Grindr - As a remote-first company, we stay connected through Zoom.
    Grindr - While we are remote first, it makes the times that we do get together all the more special.
    Grindr - Celebrating 100 employees
    Grindr - Celebrating 3MM daily active users