Opportunities at Craft portfolio companies


Engineering Manager - AWS, Swift



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
About Grindr

Grindr is the world’s largest dating app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. With around 13 million monthly active users, Grindr has become a fundamental part of the global LGBTQ community, and we take pride in empowering our users to connect, express themselves, and discover the queer world around them.

Our next evolution is underway as a newly public company looking to expand and continue to build meaningful experiences for our users. From social issues to original content, we’re blazing innovative paths with impact for our community, all while leveraging the latest tech stacks and striving for engineering excellence. At the heart of our work in this new chapter is a shared set of core values: openness and exploration, a bias for action, and strong support of the LGBTQ community.

With a track record of strong financial performance and plans for continued headcount growth, we’re looking to build a team of talented, passionate, and open-minded people who believe in our mission, align with our values, and are excited to work at the intersection of innovative technology and social impact. Come be a part of this exciting journey with us.

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 This position is located in Medellin, Colombia, and requires working onsite Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Grindr offices at WeWork El Poblado. Open to candidates willing to relocate within Colombia.

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’ll 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.