iOS Engineer (Remote)

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What’s so interesting about this role?

Come play a key role in building the next generation of the Grindr app! Working within our iOS team, you’ll have the opportunity to solve challenging problems, work with the latest technologies, collaborate with a kind and capable team, and contribute to a one-of-a-kind app at a unique scale. The Grindr team continues to innovate as the largest social media app for the LGBTQ community. 

What’s the Job?

  • Using Swift, XCode, RxSwift, Bitrise, Fastlane, Jenkins, and Github, you will be evolving and maintaining the software architecture for current and future needs in order to develop highly innovative, consumer-facing mobile products, while supporting the product roadmap
  • Designing, developing, testing, deploying, maintaining, and enhancing elegant mobile solutions
  • Working collaboratively with a brilliant cross-functional team to make Grindr the best app it can be for its users
  • Working directly with quality engineers to identify test cases and devise efficient, scalable testing processes to allow us to run bi-weekly releases
  • Owning projects and deeply understanding the why behind them
  • Mentoring other engineers and fostering career growth
  • Collaborating effectively across our engineering teams in North America and Taipei

What We’ll Love About You

  • You have a B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • You have at least 4 years of experience building iOS applications, primarily in Swift
  • You have experience with large iOS codebases and complex, high-performance apps
  • Strong practical knowledge of software engineering best practices and design patterns such as MVVM, Coordinator, one-way data flow, and modular architecture
  • You have experience with iOS app performance optimization & metrics
  • You’re a strong problem solver and a fast learner
  • You’re compassionate, collaborative, and deeply care for the people around you
  • You’re passionate about top-quality code and using the latest best practices
  • You’re mission-driven
  • You build software with your users and their needs as your priority
  • You enjoy shipping products, measuring value to users, and iterating

We’ll Really Swoon if You have

  • Professional Experience with RxSwift or any functional reactive programming framework.
  • Professional Experience with Coordinators and/or RxFlow
  • Experience with Architecture at scale
What you'll love about us
  • Mission and Impact: Grindr is the world-leading LGTBQ social networking service. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGTBQ people around the world
  • Remote First: We have satellite offices in LA, NYC, San Francisco, and Chicago, and are remote first across the US and Canada. More than 30% of our employees work outside of cities where we have satellite offices
  • 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 US
  • Compensation: Industry-competitive compensation and equity
  • Queer-Inclusive Benefits: Access to Included Health, monthly stipends for HRT, and up to 90% cost coverage for gender-affirming care
  • Additional Benefits: Flexible vacation policy, monthly stipends for cell phone, internet, wellness, and food, one-time home-office setup stipend, and 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 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

Remote First Culture
100% covered medical, dental and vision insurance
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Time Off Policy
Competitive Salaries
401(k)- Matching
Monthly meal & snack stipend
Monthly Work From Home Stipends (internet & Cell Phone)
Stocked kitchen (for when you want to be in the office)
Free on-site parking (for when you want to be in the office)
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.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
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
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)
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
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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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