Opportunities at Craft portfolio companies


Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Monday, September 4, 2023
About The Role

As a Software Engineer Manager at Grindr, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance Grindr’s web application and guide the team that builds the web application. Building upon the success of our mobile apps, you’ll help identify and chart the user and technical needs of our new web app experience for our community that is scalable, iterable, and discreet. You’ll manage a small team of talented engineers, provide thought leadership and expert technical guidance/mentorship to your team.

In this role, you will turn empathy into action for our enthusiastic, queer user base. As a highly innovative agent of change, you help to continually raise the bar and challenge the status quo to help shape and build the best organization in the industry.

What you'll do
  • Lead with empathy and provide thought leadership, expert technical guidance, and mentorship to a team of passionate engineers
  • Determine the needs of our diverse & complex user groups, requiring applied understanding and resolution of complex or unusual business problems
  • Collaborating cross-functionally with the business and technical teams, bridging the gap between competing priorities and drivers.
  • Become an expert in the dating business, in social and communication technologies, while serving the LGBTQ+ community.
What you bring

What We'll Love About You
  • You have a passion for programming, and you are experienced with web application development using technologies such as JavaScript, Java, ReactJS, etc.
  • You are experienced in leading or managing teams of engineers. You can coach and mentor other engineers on best engineering practices as well as their careers!
  • You have experience launching or maintaining high-impact product software.
  • You have excellent communication, presentation, and documentation skills with the ability to define and communicate the ‘big picture’ to key stakeholders at various levels.
  • You don’t shy away from conflict resolution and work to bridge the gap between competing priorities to maintain a culture of collaboration across the organization.
We'll Really Swoon If You Have
  • Experience with Swift and Kotlin
  • Experience fostering a diverse workplace and ensuring that your team’s voices are heard and valued.
  • Experience in e-commerce, dating, social apps, or retail would be a plus.
  • Experience building or integrating with legacy backend APIs.
  • Experience maintaining feature parity between web applications and mobile applications.