Engineering Manager, Ads Targeting

Palo Alto, CA, US | San Francisco, CA, US | Seattle, WA, 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 ad platforms and our success depends on mining rich user interest and intent data to connect Pinners with the most relevant advertisers. The Ad targeting team builds models and systems to connect the dots between the aspirations of Pinners and the products offered by our partners

What you’ll do:

  • Manage a team of machine learning engineers to 
    • Build and improve the machine learning models for ads targeting
    • Develop new techniques for inferring user interests from online activity
    • Build an ad targeting system to find the most relevant users for ads through interest, keyword and audience targeting
    • Work on large scale data systems, backend services, and product integration 
  • Work closely with Product on planning roadmap, set technical direction and deliver values.
  • Coach and mentor the team members; help them to choose their career path and achieve their career goals. 

What we’re looking for:

  • MS or Ph.D degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or related field
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • 6+ years of relevant experience
  • Background in computational advertising
  • Strong industry experience in machine learning
  • Cross-functional collaborator and strong communicator


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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