Software Engineer Intern, Backend


Tinder empowers users around the world to create new connections that otherwise might never have been possible. We build products that bring people together. We are dedicated to delivering innovative products through early and continuous delivery of high quality software consumed by millions. We’re a small team with a focus on individual responsibility and rapid development. If you’re an intelligent and highly ambitious up-and-coming Software Engineer, we want to talk to you!

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate on the design of our newest Tinder features and implement those features in a robust and maintainable fashion
  • Work on systems that handle billions of daily requests
  • Build robust, lasting, and extensible products that serve tens of millions of users
  • Learn how to build large scale distributed systems through hands-on experiences

    What we’re looking for:

  • Aspiring backend developer who’s excited to work on large scale challenges with cutting-edge technology
  • Proficiency in coding with at least one language (Java, Scala, Python, Nodejs, or similar)
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program pursuing a BS/BA, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or a related technical field with a graduation date no earlier than December 2021

    Bonus points if:

  • You have prior internship experience working on backend systems
  • You have experience building applications using any of the following technologies: Protocol Buffers, gRPC, Apache Kafka, Apache Flink, ElasticSearch, Redis
  • You have experience building applications that use AWS technologies such as: DynamoDB, S3, RDS, ElastiCache

    Tinder’s Summer Internship Program aka Tindership will be held remotely summer 2021

    Tinder HQ is based in West Hollywood, California – most of our team works in the Pacific Time zone. but if you don’t that’s okay!

    For this role we’re currently hiring in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia

    As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • Working on a product that has an immediate impact on people’s lives all around the world
  • Collaborating with a team of creative, fun and driven colleagues
  • Comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, 401(k) employer match
  • Other perks and wellness benefits like a fitness membership subsidy, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance offerings, and a commuter subsidy
  • Access to mental health resources
  • Fertility preservation benefits
  • No Meeting Wednesdays, an annual Learning + Development stipend, and access to a wide range of product and service discounts through Perkspot
  • Charitable donations match up to $15,000 annually
  • Monthly and weekly interactive virtual events including Book Club, trivia with prizes and yoga workouts
  • The opportunity to join six active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

    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 product, and our community. We strive to make our workplace an inclusive and diverse environment, giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to have a voice. We champion and encourage those who bring different perspectives, ideas, and creativity to join our team dedicated to bringing people together across the globe. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, or other lived experience.

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  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Computer Software


  • Internet

Employment Type


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  • Education


  • Training
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