Grindr is among the top highest grossing apps in the iOS App Store and boasts some of the most engaged users across all social networking apps. We offer a constantly evolving, agile startup environment that enables and rewards innovation, teamwork, and diligence.

Senior Erlang Engineer at Grindr

Why work at Grindr? 

Grindr boasts some of the most engaged users across all social networking apps. We offer a fun, constantly evolving, agile startup environment that enables and rewards innovation, teamwork, and diligence.

Situated right in the heart of West Hollywood, we're the No. 1 location-based mobile social app on the market, and we cater to a massive user base of 3 million daily active users in every country in the world. Since our inception in 2009, we've been dedicated to finding new and better ways to connect people using mobile technology.

We offer a lot of perks and a collaborative, fun office filled with healthy snacks and friendly people.


Grindr is looking for a Senior Erlang/Elixir Engineer. The right person for this role will have a deep understanding of architecting for the cloud, the compassion and empathy required to pair with junior engineers, and the ability to share knowledge throughout the team. In addition, the ability to design robust systems that anticipate failures and prior experience in building durable systems is going to be key to success here.

If you love to see your code released and you don’t settle for anything less than continuous delivery, we want to speak with you!

This is a fast-paced, agile environment; our team is passionate about their projects, they are collaborative and believe in a work/life balance. Come join a team that is writing applications to make sure people stay connected. Given the size of our team, you will have a very influential role both technically and professionally.


  • Oversee the design and development of macro architectures supporting the Grindr platform
  • Work to ensure architectural coherence across the Grindr platform
  • Help drive and support continued innovation at Grindr
  • Prototype and benchmark new architectures
  • Oversee a rigorous development process for proving the scalability and fault tolerance of the software components powering our growing Grindr platform
  • Practice TDD principles at the sytem level
  • Build with quality and integrity
  • Ensure high availability of the Grindr platform through systems and infrastructure engineering
  • Provide technical leadership and mentor junior team members


  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing highly scalable distributed systems
  • Deep knowledge of developing and maintaining concurrent non-blocking applications
  • An understanding of transport protocols and message formats
  • Direct experience with TDD and a strong understanding of Domain Driven Design
  • Must have functional programming experience in Erlang/Elixir (Scala/Java a plus)
  • Experience working on highly available systems at scale
  • Experience with chaos testing and designing for failure
  • Experience using AWS technologies such as EC2, RDS, Dynamo, and Elastic Beanstalk
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Benefits & Perks 

  • Full coverage for medical and dental insurance
  • Unlimited sick policy
  • Competitive Salary
  • 401(k)
  • Catered lunch
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Free on-site parking
  • Casual dress environment

Grindr is an equal opportunity employer

*Recruiting firms that submit resumes to Grindr without first entering into a written contract will not be entitled to any compensation on candidates referred by that firm


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More than just a digital space to meet, Grindr also executes successful initiatives aimed at advancing LGBTQ issues including equality, social justice, health, and more. Behind the grid, Grindr is an inclusive and passionate family of thinkers, innovators, leaders, and most importantly, doers.
Our platform is built on the power of connections, and it guides us in everything we do. We are fueled by an endless curiosity, an ability to embrace change, a respectful and collaborative work environment, and a knack for crossing every finish line. Be a part of a company that’s all about bringing an ever-growing global community together.
Perks & Benefits
100% Employer Sponsored Medical & Dental Coverage
Unlimited Sick Time
Catered Daily Lunch

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