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Engineering Manager II, Search Experience

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

The Engineering Manager for the Search Experience team is a high visibility, high impact role that is responsible for one of Pinterest’s core features: Search. Millions of Pinners come to Pinterest to search for their next source of inspiration and our Search experience enables them to fulfill their intent and move from inspiration to realization.

In this role, you’ll lead a team of talented engineers towards smooth execution of our product roadmap. You’ll influence our technical strategy to move our technology towards a platform that can be contributed to by teams across the company. You’lll partner directly with Product Managers and designers to shape a product roadmap to delight our users and contribute to our business goals. The role will collaborate closely with various teams, including App Foundations and other product engineering teams to work together to create a holistic experience for our users across the world.

What you'll do:

  • Manage a cross-platform (Android/iOS/Web/Backend) engineering team through the process of planning and executing against those outcomes, delivering software experiences and solutions of the highest quality.
  • Mentor engineers through their career journey, from early career through staff level.
  • Build a strong team culture that aims for extraordinary and creates belonging.
  • Maintain a high level of product quality and polish.
  • Evolve our technical foundation to improve extensibility of the platform.
  • Analyze data to derive product insights and to inform our decisions.
  • Shape the team’s roadmap with partners on Product Management, Design, Data Science and Research.

What we're looking for:

  • 6+ years of product engineering experience as an individual contributor. You have built consumer facing products.
  • 2+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager. You have people managed before.
  • Strong people development skills. You have helped people grow in their careers.
  • Strong product sense for consumer products. You are an ideator and a collaborator.
  • Proven track record of successfully launching complex consumer-focused products that deliver business and strategic impact. You have delivered impactful product work.
  • Strong project management skills. Your team gets things done.
  • Experience working across multiple teams to align on roles and responsibilities and work together towards shared outcomes. You work well with others.
  • Direct experience with more than one of the technologies we use: Web, Android, iOS, Python, Java. You have technical depth AND breadth of experience.

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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