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Site Reliability Engineer

Remote - US

Our team is growing because our user base is growing - 30% in the last year!

We’re looking to add a Site Reliability Engineer who will bring their passion for optimizing new and existing systems, building infrastructure and eliminating redundant work through testing and automation. You will 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. 

If you're tired of responding to calls at all hours for preventable issues, you're going to love this team. We focus on stability and reliability to keep one of the largest social networking sites live and enjoyed by 15M active users 24/7 around the world.

Here's a sneak peek at some of what this team is up to:

  • 500+ EC2 Instances
  • 25k API calls per second
  • 30k Chat system actions per second
  • Kubernetes
  • Github Actions / Argo CD
  • Developer experience tooling
  • Not being afraid to do it right

In this role, you will work closely with the site reliability team and our engineering leadership to build and maintain a robust, reliable, product, while proactively looking for improvements to our operations ecosystem.


  • Deployment and support of the full lifecycle of applications running on Amazon Web Services
  • Support and document high-traffic systems using containers, Kubernetes, and technologies such as Redis, Consul, Elasticsearch, and RabbitMQ
  • Help develop effective monitoring and response tools to both identify and address reliability risks using Datadog, Pagerduty, Prometheus and similar systems
  • Engage with Product Engineering teams to triage production outages and carry forward action items
  • Work with others in the team to build robust systems using auto-scaling and self-healing, and identify risks to keep uptime as high as possible
  • Write, test and maintain automation tools in Go, Python, or other languages
  • Practice Security by Design and regular security analysis/auditing of systems
  • Work with CI/CD tools, such as Github Actions and ArgoCD, to create smooth release and rollback functionality even for complex distributed systems

About You

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • An excitement and ability to learn about working in high volume, large-scale environments
  • Clear communication and ability to collaborate cross-functionally with diverse stakeholders and departments.
  • Ability to work with others to perform root cause analysis on stability and performance related events
  • Experience with AWS technologies (preferred: EC2, RDS, S3, EKS, Route53, Pinpoint)
  • Experience with Kubernetes deployments (EKS is a plus)
  • Experience with alerting and monitoring systems (Datadog is a plus)
  • Experience with writing code for infrastructure automation (Go, Python, Java)
  • Experience with distributed system design, implementation, and capacity planning
  • Passionate about testing software and systems
  • Infrastructure, information, and network security experience
  • Experience with Github Actions and integrations for CI/CD
  • Experience with Terraform
  • Plus: Experience with database management (MySQL, DynamoDb, Redis)
  • Plus: Experience with EFK stack (Elasticsearch, Fluentd, Kibana)
  • Plus: Big Data experience, including Apache Hive, Apache Airflow, Cloudera, Spark, EMR, Kafka

Why Work at Grindr?

Grindr is an inclusive and passionate family of thinkers, innovators, leaders, and most importantly, doers. We’re fueled by endless curiosity, constant collaboration, and a knack for crossing every finish line – all within an agile growth environment. We also enjoy tons of perks, great social events, and stunning views from our HQ in West Hollywood.

Benefits & Perks

  • 100% covered medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Flexible Time Off Policy
  • Competitive Salaries
  • 401(k) Matching

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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