Senior Data Engineer

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What’s so interesting about this role?

We’re looking to add a Senior Data Engineer to our Data Platform team.  We’re in the process of modernizing our Data Platform with the goal of making data a strategic asset to all aspects of Grindr’s business.  We recently finished a lift-and-shift of our PB-scale Data Lake to Snowflake and we’re beginning a next phase of redesigning our pipelines and data models.  Goals broadly include near-real time product analytics, automated data quality alerts, a common event taxonomy, AB testing and a general consideration of feature engineering requirements in partnership with Data Scientists.  Along the way we’re eliminating redundant code and streamlining processes.

Data Engineering has visibility and exposure to a broad set of crucial business functions at Grindr. The Data Platform team supports Data Engineering for all of Grindr by collaborating with product, engineering, and embedded analytics teams while collaborating with the core analytics team on the Data Platform.  

The Data Platform is composed of 3 general groups: Data Engineering and Core Product Analytics, Data Applications, and Data Science / ML Ops.  Data Engineers coordinate across these teams.  For example, help us upgrade our event firehose by migrating our 100K events-per-second firehose to a Kafka-based system.  Build deep expertise in Airflow and Snowflake tasks as you write SQL that mutates trillions of records. Help develop and curate a new Data Catalog.

What’s the job?

  • Design, develop and deliver data pipelines and datasets to production, considering internal data governance, security and scale
  • Develop near real-time data pipelines using change-data-capture and event-based processing
  • Maintain and enforce the business contracts on how data should be represented and stored
  • Implementing ETL processes, moving data between systems including S3, Snowflake, Kafka, and Spark
  • Work closely with our Data Scientists, SREs, and Product Managers to ensure software is high quality and meets user requirements

What we’ll love about you

  • Significant experience with dimensional data modeling for a Data Lake / Warehouse
  • Expert in ETL and ELT (managing high-quality reliable ETL pipelines)
  • Experience with relational databases and expert in SQL development
  • 5+ years of experience working with data at scale or complex data analysis
  • 7+ years experience with Python or equivalent
  • Experience with agile engineering practices such as TDD, Continuous Integration, automated testing, and deployment
  • Experience in code first data orchestrators (Airflow, Dagster, Prefect)

We’ll really swoon if you have

  • Experience as a Data Engineer using Snowflake or Databricks
  • Previous business experience working with customers around data-centric processes and analysis
  • Experience with ​​Data Quality & Governance tools (Observability, Visibility, Cataloging, Lineage, Governance)
  • Familiarity with legal compliance (with data management tools) data classification, and retention
  • Experience with complex business change management and process implementations

What you’ll love about us

  • Global impact. Grindr is the world leading LGTBQ+ social networking service. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGTBQ+ people around the world.
  • High Growth. Like the company itself, this role offers significant room for growth and development
  • Remote First: We have offices in LA, NYC, SF, and Chicago, though the company is set-up not just as remote-friendly, but remote-first. More than 30% of our employees work outside the cities where we have offices. Today, we are set-up to hire easily in the US and Canada. If you live outside one of these countries, just let us know so we can discuss how we can support you.
  • Comp: Industry-competitive compensation, including equity for all employees
  • Benefits: Unlimited vacation policy
  • Family insurance: We provide competitive insurance coverage for health, dental and vision for you and your family.
  • Retirement Savings: Generous 401(k) plan with company match
  • Other Perks: Stipends for home office, wellness, food, and cell phone and interest, as well as many company-sponsored events

About Grindr

Since launching in 2009, Grindr has grown into the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. We have millions of daily users who use our location-based technology in almost every country in every corner of the planet.

Today, Grindr proudly represents a modern LGBTQ+ lifestyle that expands into new platforms. From social issues to original content, we continue to blaze innovative paths with a meaningful impact for our community. At Grindr, we create a safe space where you can discover, navigate, and get zero feet away from the queer world around you.

As of June 2020, Grindr has new owners with a track record of multiple successful Bay Area start-ups. The new leadership is demonstrating a renewed commitment to creating an experience for users that is safe, fun, and productive, as well as a positive & uplifting company culture in which everyone can be their best selves. At the heart of Grindr’s mission in this new chapter is a shared set of core values including transparency, accountability, experimentation (failing fast), and strong allegiance to the LGBTQ+ community.

Grindr is an equal opportunity employer

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What are Grindr Perks + Benefits

Grindr Benefits Overview

Benefits & Perks

100% covered medical, dental, and vision insurance
Competitive Salaries
6% 401(k)- Matching
Flexible Time Off Policy
Monthly Cell & Internet Stipend
Food & Wellness Reimbursement Plan
Generous Parental Leave
Stocked kitchen at Office Sites
Free on-site parking
Casual dress environment
Included Health Membership
Gender Affirming Care through FOLX

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.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Structured interviewing and hiring process, from job posting through to close
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $5000 (Premier PPO) $1500 (Standard PPO) of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers $250 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
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
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Grindr offers access to Ginger and Headspace to employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
AIDS walk and AIDS lifecycle
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Monthly meal stipend auto-loaded to a company provided card.
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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 LGBTQIA+ employees navigate healthcare and receive the support they need.

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