Software Engineer, Pinterest Labs – Inclusive AI

San Francisco, CA, US
Regular
Engineering
1533211
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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.

As a Software Engineer in Pinterest Labs, you’ll work on tackling new challenges in machine learning and deep learning applied to a unique Pinterest dataset of 250 billion pins. You’ll work on critical machine learning applications, push the state of the art, and build models and systems that are applied across Pinterest engineering teams to be used by hundreds of millions of users at tens to hundreds of thousands of QPS. You’ll have the opportunity to work in the following areas: ML fairness, representation learning, graph embeddings, image recognition, user modeling, search and recommender systems, and natural language processing. 

The goal of Inclusive AI is to develop AI systems that perform outstandingly well across our diverse set of users and our wide range of applications. You will advance the state of the art in AI fairness, performing applied research in algorithmic bias, fairness and diversity for search and recommendation systems, computer vision models, representation learning, and more

What you’ll do: 

  • Advance the state-of-the-art in AI Fairness for large scale AI systems, including applied research in algorithmic bias, and diversity for search and recommendation systems
  • Develop ML models and deploy in large-scale distributed ML systems to enable inclusive and diverse recommendations at scale.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with a quick cadence of research, experimentation, and product launches
  • Impact hundreds of millions of users by developing the next generation of inclusive visual discovery technology

What we’re looking for: 

  • Passionate about AI fairness, diversity, machine learning, and search and recommendation systems
  • PhD, or Masters degree with industry experience, in a technical field (EECS, Stats, Engineering, Maths)
  • Inquisitive engineer with 2+ years of industry experience in algorithmic bias, AI fairness, and/or diversity in Search and Recommendation systems
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple engineering, product and non-technical teams in a cross-functional environment
  • Python, Java programming experience
  • Tensorflow OR PyTorch experience
  • Experience with large scale data processing (e.g. Spark)
  • Industry experience in deploying ML/DL models into production (familiarity with scalability/latency/portability concerns, experience with experimentation and hyperparameter tuning)
  • Strong passion for experimentation and extensive experience in solving hard ML problems

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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

Ashley Guzman, Technical Recruiter

“In Recruiting, our product is people – the talent that will be making decisions and writing the many lines of code behind the inspiring experience that Pinners see daily. I love helping connect a candidate to a role where they can use their unique set of experiences, passion, and background to help Pinners create a life they love. I’m especially inspired every day by the opportunity to not only change a candidate’s career, but change their life by placing them in their dream job. I believe that happy candidates lead to happy Pinployees which leads to happy Pinners.”

—Ashley Guzman,
Technical Recruiter

Deepak Agarwal, Head of Content & Discovery

“A major benefit of working at Pinterest is our data. More than 300 billion Pins are saved each month by 475+ million people. This data powers a sophisticated search system, and our content organization produces strong engagement. Pinterest is one of the only places where people don’t mind seeing ads, since they facilitate inspiration to action, making Pinner’s goals more tangible.”

—Deepak Agarwal,
Head of Content & Discovery

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