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Staff Product Manager, Discovery

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

Every month, hundreds of millions of people around the world come to Pinterest seeking inspiration for all of the small and big moments in their lives. The Discovery team connects them with the most compelling content at the right moment across the highest trafficked experiences in the app, such as Home, Search, and Browse. As a Staff Product Manager, Discovery, you’ll partner with some of the industry’s best ML experts, data scientists, designers and engineers to envision and realize the future of search and recommendations at Pinterest. The initiatives you drive will have company-level impact and bring delight to Pinners all across the world, as you push forth the cutting edge of machine learning and experience across teams at Pinterest.

What you’ll do:

  • Chart out an exciting vision of where search and recommendations at Pinterest are headed, including cross-cutting machine learning initiatives and the user and content understanding needed to deliver the best content to our customers
  • Deeply understand our users, synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data on how they behave, how they respond to different experiences and where the largest gaps are in meeting their needs
  • Proactively build partnerships across Pinterest, leveraging the best machine learning solutions across the company to build compelling discovery user experiences that seamlessly blend user generated, sponsored, editorial and shoppable content
  • Act as a spokesperson for Discovery with diverse internal stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds including senior leadership
  • Build a strong culture of experimentation and rapid learning and execution within Discovery Relevance, ultimately driving Pinterest-level engagement and customer retention
  • Mentor peer product managers in Discovery, building their skills and domain knowledge as they continue to grow their careers in product management

What we’re looking for:

  • Demonstrated success in product management or related experience at fast-growing companies
  • Previous experience or exposure to consumer-facing experience and content distribution problems at high scale. Experience working closely with machine learning engineering partners is a plus
  • Strong technical breadth and judgment - ability to quickly ramp up and go deep on a range of technologies, ability to identify technical risks and tradeoffs
  • Proven ability to lead in ambiguous environments, aligning across functions, teams, and orgs to deliver on time in a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong analytical skills to define product strategy and drive decision making, making appropriate trade-offs based on data analysis and qualitative feedback from Pinners
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with clear communication of complex topics
  • Exceptional relationship-building skills, organizational awareness, and ability to persuade others to accomplish program objectives while holding yourself and your team to a high standard of accountability

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
$148,049—$304,496 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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“Pinterest has prioritized my personal growth from Day 1. Throughout my time here, I’ve consistently been given the opportunity to stretch and cultivate new skills which helped me to seamlessly transition from Software Engineering into Product Management. While I originally joined to work on an inspiring product, I have ultimately stayed to work on interesting and challenging problems with an amazing group of people.”

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