Zoosk

San Francisco, California 

  • Coding principles
    Pull request review, Debuggers and breakpoints, Hacky prototype before clean code
  • Work/Life Rhythm
    No taking work home
  • Modern Tech Stack
    Java, JavaScript, Go, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, Amazon S3

Our Mission

Zoosk is a leading online dating company that personalises the dating experience to help singles find the person and relationship that’s just right for them. Zoosk’s Behavioural Matchmaking technology is constantly learning from the actions of over 35 million members in order to deliver better matches in real time. With the #1 grossing online dating app in the Apple App Store, Zoosk is a market leader in mobile dating. Available in over 80 countries and translated into 25 languages, Zoosk is a truly global online dating platform.

Tech Stack

Java, Go, Javascript, C, C++ , Scala , Haskell , Perl, Python, BigData, Hadoop, MapReduce, Distributed Systems, Elasticsearch Integrate your code with third-party APIs. Identify opportunities to improve Zoosk software infrastructure and security. Research technologies and generate proof of concepts for review. Design, code and maintain software libraries that process Zoosk financial transactions for millions of users. Produce code that provides access to data, job scheduling, business logic, and reporting.

Team Q&A

  • Learn How Zoosk Works

    Alex Mehr

  • Day in the life at Zoosk?

    Zoosk


Core Values

Zoosk’s diverse employees enrich both our professional environment and the work we do. Our various backgrounds, cultures, and points of view are a large part of what defines our organization. Zoosk is committed to giving back to our communities both personally and financially. At Zoosk, we're a team of passionate individuals that value collaboration, respect, innovation, and achievement.  Our co-founders were an engineer and a rocket scientist who believed in trying, failing, and trying again. We’ve instituted biweekly creative days called “Z Time” that generate innovative projects for internal and customer-facing use. We also have Hack Days twice a year, with about 20 projects from each that we build and incorporate into our products.

Vacation & Benefits

Recognition and growth opportunities All of us at Zoosk start out with equity in the company—we’re in it to win it, together. We recognize each other with regualr awards, and a number of employees get promoted each year.   A fun work environment Most of us here are more than colleagues—we’re friends. And it makes coming into work every day way more fun. We get lots of chances for socializing with free lunches, weekly happy hours, and special events. Great salary and benefits With a solid selection of health insurance options, FSA, 401k, equity, and even a gym membership, you’ll be in good hands at Zoosk. Our pay is also competitive with other companies in San Francisco. Support for parents Zoosk has a generous maternity and paternity leave policy, and is supportive of the needs of working moms and dads. We have a whole lot of parents here who support each other, and have a healthy work-life balance.   Flexible vacation time If you and your manager agree on your time off, you’re free to go. No saving up vacation days to try to get to Hawaii for a long weekend—you can go to the Mediterranean like you’ve always wanted.

Culture

  • Honesty == hard conversations
  • Empathy with customers

Cool Tech

  • Minimal editor, extend via plugins
  • Artificial intelligence

Day in the Life

  • Dog friendly
  • Globally distributed dev team
  • Daily lunch together
  • Training opportunities
  • Weekly executive Q&A

Team members

  • 51-200 Employees

Kelly Steckelberg

CEO

  • Macbook 
  • Sublime Text
  • Mac
  • Java, HTML
  • Chess
  • Mortal Kombat

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