Senior Backend Engineer at Hinge
New York City, NY, US

We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer who is excited to share their experience building products and scaling systems. We want you to help us design and build the next generation of high performance APIs and backend services in Go (the fastest growing language on Github). As a Senior Backend Engineer you’ll be an integral member of our engineering team and report to the Director of Backend Engineering.


What you can expect from us:

  • The opportunity to work on an app that serves millions (microservices, continuous development, caching, asynchronous processing, monitoring, and scaling)
  • Openness to new approaches and better ways of doing things
  • Exposure to other teams (product, design, frontend, infrastructure, data)

This is a senior position with competitive pay and benefits, plus an awesome working environment. Any company can give you free lunch and happy hours (and we do), but at Hinge we pride ourselves on caring for each other.


About you

  • 5+ years experience in backend or full stack development building APIs
  • Experience working in high-volume, distributed production systems strongly preferred
  • Prior knowledge of Go preferred but not required
  • Excited to share opinions on best practices
  • Clear communication and ability to own complex projects end-to-end, coordinating with other teams as necessary
  • Curious, collaborative, and have a bias to action


Roles / Responsibilities

  • Write high quality code that is self explanatory, tested, and meets objectives as described in functional specifications.
  • Collaborate with other backend, client (iOS and Android), and data engineers and participate in code reviews.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for after hours support.
  • Help analyze performance throughout the stack to optimize the user experience.
  • Be a thought partner for backend team strategy
  • Create and maintain feedback cycles with your peers and manager


Objectives in the first three months

  • Learn our systems and frameworks and begin implementing improvements
  • Own and deliver a complex project start-to-finish
  • Participate in the weekly on-call rotation and be able to handle most issues

About Hinge

We believe the quality of your relationships determines the quality of your life. So when it comes to your most important relationship, it makes sense to take a more thoughtful approach. Hinge provides an alternative to swipe culture by creating smart matches and natural conversations among people who are on the same page. That’s why 75% of our first dates turn into second dates, and why we’re the #1 mobile-first dating app mentioned in the NYTimes Wedding section. Hinge is where the next generation is going when they’re over dating games and ready to find meaningful connections.

Our cultural attributes:

  • Open: Invite and deeply consider challenges and criticism.
  • Candid: Share your genuine thoughts and opinions directly, in real time.
  • Kind: Be empathetic, communitarian and trustworthy.
  • Bold: Proactively identify and pursue opportunity. Think big and don’t be afraid to take calculated risks.
  • Discerning: Think and act using the appropriate combination of principles, common sense, data and insight.

Please note:

  • Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment at Hinge.
  • Hinge is headquartered in NYC, and all posted positions are full-time and in-house.