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Staff Software Engineer - Site Reliability

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Description

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.

The Site Reliability Engineering organization at Pinterest is accountable for ensuring overall Pinterest availability as well as enhancing Engineering teams’ capability to design, build and operate robust systems at scale.

Pinterest’s applications and infrastructure that handle billions of monthly page views and petabytes of data as Pinterest continues to grow and scale. As a Pinterest SRE, you will design and build systems, platforms, tools, frameworks and methodologies to assure the reliability of our large-scale distributed systems.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop software solutions to enable reliability and operability of large scale distributed systems handling petabytes of data and serving
  • Build a deep understanding of how Pinterest’s systems behave, scale, interact and fail, and use that insight to identity risks and opportunities for remediation
  • Build tools and automation to eliminate toil and reduce operational overhead. Create frameworks, processes and best practices to be used across Pinterest Engineering
  • Build meaningful, insightful and actionable SLIs
  • Automate critical portions of Pinterest’s engineering processes, to minimize risk and maximize the speed of innovation
  • Manage capacity and performance to help scale our infrastructure both on public and private clouds around the world

What We’re Looking For:

  • Strong knowledge of Linux/Unix/BSD internals and experience working with open source software (e.g. MySQL, Hadoop, Envoy, HAProxy, Nginx)
  • Experience with technologies such as ElasticSearch, ZooKeeper, HBase, Hadoop, Memcache and Kafka with a focus on reliability, automation, operability and performance
  • 5+ years of experience with programming languages (Python, Golang, Ruby, etc.)
  • Infrastructure as code a plus (e.g. Terraform, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt, Fabric, Docker, etc)
  • Bonus points if experienced with deploying web apps to cloud infrastructure (AWS, etc.) and working with distributed, service-oriented architecture

Relocation Statement:

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

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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 accessibility@pinterest.com for support.

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