Backend Engineer, Identity

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.

We are looking for a Backend Engineer to join the Identity team, with a focus on authentication, authorization, and identity data management, to help us build the application that allows everyone access Pinterest to find the inspiration they need to create a life they love. You will specialize  in building elegant product features with cutting-edge technologies.

What you’ll do:

  • Support product features to make things easy, seamless, and secure for our Pinners
  • Knit across teams by collaborating with product managers and designers and other functions to build a holistic experience that’s right for all Pinners, creators, merchants and advertisers
  • Contribute to each step of the product development process, from ideation to implementation to release; from rapidly prototyping, running A/B tests, to architecting and building solutions that can scale to support millions of users
  • Analyze and visualize data to drive product insights and to inform our decisions

What we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of software engineering experience in backend development
  • Experience in translating abstract product needs into a technical vision
  • Ability to design and work with multiple layers: the API, data storage & architecture, data retrieval
  • Strong communication skills and product sense


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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Meet the people behind the product.

Mar Camps