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Senior Software Engineer, Big Data

  • San Francisco, California, United States / Remote, California, United States
  • Engineering
  • Regular
We're Hiring 1X1


About Pinterest:

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

Creating a life you love also means finding a career that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences that you bring. As you read through the expectations of the position, consider how your skills and experiences may complement the responsibilities of the role. We encourage you to think through your relevant and transferable skills from prior experiences.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that’s uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more.

About the team:

Big Data Platform teams builds and provides big data querying capabilities for Pinterest. The ability for analysts, data scientists, engineers and account managers to move with velocity when they extract insights and compute metrics which is instrumental for building the Pinterest product and business. In order to make data processing easy and fast with SQL, we develop on open source projects such as Spark SQL, Trino, Parquet and Iceberg and provide them as a service to Pinterest. Thousands of users run millions of queries every month and it powers use cases such as identifying spam attacks and understanding ads campaign performance.

What you’ll do:

  • You’ll have the opportunity to build the infrastructure platforms that power Pinterest’s critical business needs.
  • Building or using the cutting edge big data technologies such as Hadoop/Spark/Flink/Kafka/Airflow/Presto.

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years of industry Backend experience building and maintaining data infrastructure
  • Passionate about working with data at hundreds of petabytes scale.
  • Experience in Python, Java, Scala, C++, Go or another language and a willingness to learn
  • Experience building and maintaining big data infrastructure (e.g. Hadoop/Spark/Flink/Kafka/Airflow/Presto)

Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found at



At Pinterest we believe the workplace should be equitable, inclusive, and inspiring for every employee. In an effort to provide greater transparency, we are sharing the base salary range for this position. The position is also eligible for equity. Final salary is based on a number of factors including location, travel, relevant prior experience, or particular skills and expertise.

Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found here.

US based applicants only
$125,630—$258,470 USD

Our Commitment to Diversity:

Pinterest is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic under federal, state, or local law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify for support.

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