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Manager I, Site Reliability Engineering

  • San Francisco, California, United States / Remote, California, United States
  • Engineering
  • 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.

The Pinterest Site Reliability Engineering team is responsible for ensuring the availability of Pinterest, as well as improving the ability of engineering teams to design, build, and operate stable systems on a large scale.

The Infrastructure SRE team leverages its deep understanding of Pinterest's infrastructure and engineering systems to ensure that the foundations of our technology stack remain robust and reliable. As the manager of the Infrastructure SRE team, you will be accountable for building team health and impact, as well as providing crucial leadership to the overall SRE organization.

What you’ll do

  • Manage a team of 4-10 SREs
  • Foster an environment of open and honest communication, allowing team members to take risks and share their ideas.
  • Create an inclusive and welcoming workplace where every team member feels valued and supported.
  • Invest in each individual team member to ensure they remain engaged, motivated, and fulfilled.
  • Develop an inspiring team charter and direction that align with the goals of the broader SRE organization.
  • Encourage team members to embody company values and Engineering/SRE principles, leading by example.
  • Collaborate with leadership and partners to ensure alignment on what success looks like and how to achieve it.
  • Translate goals into actionable plans that result in meaningful outcomes.
  • Recruit, retain, and develop high-performing talent within your team, the SRE org, and the Engineering org at large.
  • Foster a culture of technical excellence from design to production, emphasizing the importance of quality.
  • Develop strong partnerships with internal teams across infrastructure by communicating a clear and impactful vision and priorities.

What we’re looking for:

  • Engineering managers with a proven ability to grow, build, and retain diverse, productive teams.
  • 5+ years in software development or site reliability in a dynamic tech environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cohesively within a team and across engineering departments.
  • Leadership experience in the infrastructure or developer productivity space.
  • Fluent in at least one programming language like Python, Java, Go or C++.
  • Familiarity with public cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure.
  • Experience or expertise in some or all of the following, with particular focus on reliability, automation, operability, performance and risk management:
    • Infrastructure technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Tensorflow, ElasticSearch, ZooKeeper, etc.
    • Infrastructure as code (e.g. Terraform, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt, Fabric, etc)
    • Developer toolchains including SCM tools, Build platforms, test frameworks, CI/ CD products
    • Linux/ Unix/ BSD internals and experience
    • Open sourcing and familiarity with major open source software is also a plus (e.g. MySQL, Hadoop, Envoy, HAProxy)

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.



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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