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Grindr // mobile social network for LGBTQ
Engineering, Full Time    HQ - West Hollywood    Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2021
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Grindr is hiring a Director of API Engineering!

Here's what you'll get to do:

  • Direct the daily operations & responsibilities of the Backend Services API Engineering Team responsible for building a global platform to support mobile & web application functionality, while analyzing workflow, production deadlines, & development priorities
  • Provide technical leadership & mentor API Engineering Team members in Java development, testing protocols & methodologies, MySQL database design, document store databases, deploy pipelines & security priorities, while soliciting cooperation to troubleshoot & resolve problems & production delays
  • Oversee & direct the design & implementation of the companys Backend Services architecture, reviewing project plans & coordinating activities focused on platform growth, electronic payment & subscription services, & application infrastructure security & stability
  • Direct efforts to coordinate capacity planning & infrastructure engineering for SSL-enabled distributed systems running on Linux, & assign systems analysis, programming, & related development functions to dedicated subordinate API Engineers

Here's what we're looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field, plus five (5) years post-baccalaureate experience as Lead Applications Engineer, Senior Software Engineer or related role
  • Prior experience in architecture design of Backend Services API Platform for Mobile Applications, Cloud Computing (AWS & Google Cloud) fault tolerant design, Java, Javascript, SQL, Shell Script, GitHub, JIRA, encryption & end-to-end security
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