Tech Lead, Ads Experience Infra

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.

Pinterest is one of the fastest growing online advertising platforms and our continued success depends on scaling and making it easy for our advertiser to use our Ads reporting, APIs and Ads management system. As we are growing fast, we need to evolve our systems to handle 100X our current scale while enabling developers inside Pinterest and our partners to build and iterate rapidly on new features.  This is an exciting opportunity to envision and build the future state of advertiser onboarding experience and scale the systems to handle much bigger scale, while collaborating with very experienced engineers and cross-functional partners.

What you’ll do:

  • Build vision, system design, and develop features for Ads API and reporting systems which are leveraging real-time streaming, querying and batch processing systems using Flink, Druid, Spark, MySQL, Vitess and more.
  • Figure out opportunities to evolve ads reporting and ads API systems to enable 10X scale in future.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define problems and drive solutions.
  • Work with a strong team of engineers and provide technical guidance and mentorship.

What we’re looking for:

  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience with distributed systems, transactional datastores, and systems programming.
  • Extensive experience in building and owning critical user facing platforms and building large scale systems.
  • Experience solving end-user problems and envisioning solutions to improve their productivity.
  • Proficiency in Python or Java.


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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