Staff Machine Learning Engineer

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Tinder connects people. With tens of millions of users and a presence in every country on earth, our reach is expansive—and rapidly growing. Your daily work here will cause millions of people to spark meaningful connections. We have a small, dedicated engineering team with one of the highest ratios of users to engineers in the industry, making every member of the team critical to our success. We're looking for someone that can help us explore a vast amount of data and derive knowledge from that data that can be used to improve our product.
About The Role
The staff machine learning engineer role will be responsible for the development of machine learning models and systems for recommendation applications. Recommendation algorithms directly control who can be matched together in Tinder, and optimize the whole ecosystem. You'll have a unique opportunity to join a company with a global footprint while working on a team that’s small enough for you to feel the impact each day.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead a machine learning team, which solves meaningful problems at massive scale (1.6B+ user swipes per day).
  • Work on exciting problems that directly impact Tinder’s ecosystem
  • Design and implement state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms in distributed machine learning frameworks such as Spark
  • Define and own the objectives and metrics for your team, and devise a development strategy and roadmap
  • Lead and mentor team members to reach their full potential

What You’ll Need

  • 5+ years of industry experience in machine learning
  • Someone who is not afraid to make critical decisions and has a bias towards action
  • Ability to encourage and motivate the team to go above and beyond
  • Experience in designing and building highly scalable distributed ML models
  • PhD or MS in machine learning, computer science, statistics or other highly quantitative fields

Team Challenges

  • Tinder has massive diversified users. One of the key challenges is to efficiently determine who should be recommended to match together. We use machine learning and data driven approaches to understand our users, and find the best matches that satisfy both requirements.

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:
· The hustle of a startup with the impact of a global business
· Tremendous opportunity to seek some of the industry’s most exciting problems
·  Working with an outstanding team of creative, fun and highly motivated people
· Comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, and 401(k) match
· Daily catered lunches, an endless supply of refreshments, basketball court, fitness classes, and social events
· A modern, uplifting work environment in an ideal location
At Tinder, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Technology we use

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116 New Montgomery St. Ste 600, San Francisco, CA 94105

An Insider's view of Tinder

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The SF office always has a friendly, cheerful vibe. The Workplace team takes such great care of us - I truly look forward to spending time at the office!


Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Tinder has empowered me to rapidly grow my career. In less than four years I’ve been promoted to Senior Engineer, to Staff Engineer, and to Engineering Manager. As long as you are delivering value through impact and initiatives, there is no ceiling to your growth.


Engineering Manager

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Tinder Engineering is a culture of collaboration, learning and experimentation, growth, and technical excellence. Our product exists to bring people together, so too does our company bring together people of different backgrounds and specialties to create an amazing impact together.


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What are Tinder Perks + Benefits

Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
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Onsite Gym
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401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
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Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
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Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Continuing Education stipend
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