Employee Spotlight – Kickin’ it with Clint
Hey! Who are you?
Hey! I’m Clint Rhodes
Nice to me you Clint. So, what do you do here at Match?
I head up the mobile team for the Match Affinity brands, building iOS and Android apps.
We actually have over 20 apps between iOS and Android! Our products range from BlackPeopleMeet to Chispa, so we get to cater to different types of dating app users. Our latest project has been putting together an exciting new version of our OurTime product.
That’s a lot of apps! Do you prefer developing for iOS or android?
Is my team going to read this?
Kidding! I make no attempts to hide my inner Apple fanboy.
You’re also a sneaker fanboy (if that’s a thing). How many do you own?
I don’t really keep track. I buy pairs and sell pairs, so the total is always fluctuating. If I had to take a guess, I’d say 70-80 pair.
Jeez. Which would you choose if you could only wear one pair for the rest of your life?
Nike Air Jordan 1, Chicago. Hands down my most loved pair because my wife got them for me.
How long have you been at Match?
I just celebrated my 5-year anniversary last October. Seems crazy when I look back at all we’ve done that it’s only been 5 short years.
What tech are you geeking out on right now?
We’re fresh off of a complete rebuild of our iOS apps and we decide to use the Clean Swift architecture for our new platform. I really enjoy architecture and various approaches like Clean Swift — I had a great time getting into the weeds with that.
You’ve been here awhile, what makes a mobile developer successful at Match?
That’s a great question! This isn’t specific to mobile developers, but I look at passion as the key differentiator. I’ve had the great fortune to work with a lot of smart and driven people, but the passionate ones are the ones that have the most impact.
Show me someone who is passionate about their work, passionate about our products and passionate to build things that can truly touch people’s lives and you’re looking at someone who’s going to do great things at Match.