Engineering Manager, Shopping Content Mining

Toronto, ON, CA
Regular
Engineering
1425164
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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.

Pinterest is aiming to build a world-class shopping experience for our users, and has a unique advantage to succeed due to the high shopping intent of Pinners. The new Shopping Content Mining team being founded in Toronto plays a critical role in this journey. This team is responsible for building a brand new platform for mining and understanding product data, including extracting high quality product attributes from web pages and free texts that come from all major retailers across the world, mining product reviews and product relationships, product classification, etc. The rich product data generated by this platform is the foundation of the unified product catalog, which powers all shopping experiences at Pinterest (e.g., product search & recommendations, product detail page, shop the look, shopping ads).

There are unique technical challenges for this team: building large scale systems that can process billions of products, Machine Learning models that require few training examples to generate wrappers for web pages, NLP models that can extract information from free-texts, easy-to-use human labelling tools that generate high quality labeled data.Your work will have a huge impact on improving the shopping experience of 400M+ Pinners and driving revenue growth for Pinterest.

What you’ll do:

  • As the Engineering Manager, you’ll be responsible for:
    • Growing this team further in Toronto
    • Driving execution and deliver impact
    • Setting long term technical visions for this area
  • Work with tech leads to provide technical guidance on:
    • Large scale systems that can process billions of products
    • ML models for wrapper induction that require few training examples, NLP models for understanding free-texts
  • Drive cross functional collaborations with partner teams working on shopping

What we’re looking for:

  • 7+ years of industry experience, including 2+ years of management experience
  • Experience on large scale machine learning systems (full ML stack from modelling to deployment at scale.)
  • Experience with big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop/Spark) and scalable realtime systems that process stream data

Nice to have:

  • PhD in Machine Learning or related areas, publication on top ML conferences
  • Familiarity with information extraction techniques for web-pages and free-texts.
  • Experience working with shopping data is a plus.
  • Experience building internal tools for labeling / diagnosing.

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We’re growing rapidly throughout Latin America and Mexico! Check out our open positions and learn more about Pinterest’s exciting opportunities in these regions.

It all starts here.
Meet the people behind the product.

Brittany M
Mar Camps

“Five years. Four cities. Three countries. Too many incredible teams, clients, memories and personal growth moments to count. One mission that’s never been more important – to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love.”

—Brittany Mohr,
North America Segment Lead

“Joining Pinterest without leaving my kitchen has been a peculiar and incredible ride. With all the tools in place for success as a new Pinployee, I was able to hit the ground sprinting, even in this new, fully remote world. Pinterest has a start up feel – a lot has yet to be defined, nothing is set in stone, and you can be a key part of shaping future strategies, structures and even product features that will truly impact the company’s growth. I feel comfortable bringing my whole self to work, and can learn and develop with a diverse and talented team/community.”

—Mar Camps,
Partner Manager

Monica Climaco

“One of my favorite things about life at Pinterest is how discovery and exploration are honored, respected, and celebrated. Much like the experience a Pinner might have using the app, I get the chance to appreciate and live out the processes of asking questions, seeking new ways of doing things, trying something out, which then leads me to something else, and another, and another… all in the spirit and with the purpose of bringing people inspiration to create a life they love!”

—Monica Climaco,
Recruiting Coordinator Lead