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Financial Analyst II, Technology Infrastructure

  • San Francisco, California, United States / Remote, California, United States
  • Finance
  • Regular
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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.

As a Financial Analyst focused on Technology Infrastructure, you will have financial and strategic oversight for managing and optimizing the significant investments Pinterest makes in its technology infrastructure (primarily AWS, our cloud-based computational and storage provider). This is a critical role that sits at the center of how Pinterest executes its technology and innovation strategy. You will play a key role - in partnership with technology infrastructure leadership - in governing our infrastructure investments, managing key vendor relationships (especially AWS) and ensuring we can cost effectively serve Pinners and Advertisers while also enabling future technological innovation … while also being able to allocate and track costs at the appropriate level within the company. These teams and technology service providers are the foundation of our online service as well as how our Engineering, Product and Design teams execute their work.

What you’ll do:

  • Partner with Engineering, Infrastructure and Technical Program Management teams to develop annual, monthly, and weekly operational investments and related infrastructure demand and financial forecasts
  • Partner with Engineering leadership to plan, forecast, and performance manage OPEX and headcount expenses across the Infrastructure Engineering teams.
  • Compile monthly, quarterly, and annual variance analysis
  • Identify and drive initiatives to continuously improve, automate, and grow OPEX and infrastructure forecasting, and reporting tools and processes
  • Design usage prediction models for short and long-term resource capacity needs
  • Proactively identify risks and opportunities
  • Perform strategic, time-sensitive analysis and communicate key takeaways

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience with forecasting expenses, with a strong preference for prior experience managing technology infrastructure spending on public infrastructure cloud platforms and product offerings
  • Experience in managing multiple work-streams end-to-end along with working across multiple functions and teams
  • Expertise in building high-level and detailed financial models
  • Strong business partnership skills and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver against timelines
  • Entrepreneurial, flexible, and collaborative mindset
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as Accounting or Finance and 3+ years of finance or business operational experience in a fast-paced industry

Relocation Statement:

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Visit our PinFlex page to learn more about our working model.



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
$79,050—$163,000 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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