Backend Engineer, API Platform

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.

Ready to build the next-gen GraphQL based API framework and development experience, backing billions of monthly pageviews on one of the planet’s most beloved products? Pinterest is taking our API framework into the future and is looking for an engineer to collaborate in executing and adopting this new framework.  We’re seeking someone who is passionate about building and helping teams adopt an API framework from the ground up with strong communication and collaboration skills.

What you’ll do:

  • Identify, prioritize, and resolve the biggest problems facing API developers and consumers at Pinterest
  • Work with peers to design and build tools and capabilities to enable efficient development and use of the API Platform
  • Write high-quality, performant Python code that helps millions of people create a life they love, and support our peer teams throughout the company doing the same
  • Contribute to the operation of our API services, including periodic on-call

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • Experience building API endpoints between consumer clients and servers
  • You enjoy thinking about APIs at a platform or framework level
  • Strong desire to be a core contributor to the group that designs and builds the future of API architecture at Pinterest


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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