Software Engineer, Shopping Catalog

San Francisco, CA, US
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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.

The Shopping Catalog team builds the systems for hosting Pinterest’s e-commerce products catalog. We serve products and offer data for billions of products across thousands of merchants. The team tackles interesting challenges such as:

  • How can we link and merge products ingested from multiple input sources?
  • How do we scale our distributed systems to serve and ingest this data with low latency and high availability?
  • How can we build new consumer facing products using data from the product catalog?

What you’ll do:

  • Architect and develop systems, data pipelines, tools and processes for ingesting shopping content.
  • Develop algorithms for detecting duplicate products, how to most efficiently combine noisy product metadata from multiple sources, how to accurately infer product attributes from structured and unstructured data.
  • Perform in-depth analysis to identify opportunities for growing the Pinterest shopping catalog and improving its accuracy.
  • Collaborate with partner teams to build new consumer facing products using data from the product catalog.

What we’re looking for:

  • 6+ years of industry experience.
  • Expertise in Python/Java.
  • Expertise in building backend services and APIs.
  • Hands-on experience on large scale distributed systems (including deployment at scale).
  • Hands-on experience with big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop / Spark / Kafka / Flink) and scalable realtime systems that process stream data.


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.

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