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Sr. Software Engineer, Dublin

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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.

Creating a life you love also means finding a career that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences that you bring. As you read through the expectations of the position, consider how your skills and experiences may complement the responsibilities of the role. We encourage you to think through your relevant and transferable skills from prior experiences.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that’s uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more.

Batch Processing Platform team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us build the next generation of big data platform and infrastructure at Pinterest. You’ll be working on some of the most exciting big data open source technologies (Spark, Kubernetes, etc.), at the scale of hundreds of petabytes of data to help Pinners discover and do what they love.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and implement Fine Grained Access Control system for Pinterest’s big data platform (Spark, Flink, etc.)
  • Improve and customize the internals of open source Spark to meet our challenges at scale and actively participate in open source community
  • Build and scale big data processing frameworks and infrastructure to process petabytes-scale datasets
  • Work with internal customers on critical business use cases that rely on batch processing
  • Provide thought leadership to the entire company on how data should be processed and stored more reliably, quickly and efficiently at scale

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+years of industry experience with a proven track record of technical excellence
  • 2+ years of experience of building and support large scalable big data infrastructure/platform
  • Strong experience with Python or Java
  • Knowledge of or interest in big data technologies (e.g. Spark, Hadoop, Parquet/ORC, Flink)
  • Experience in leading cross-team engineering efforts

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Visit our PinFlex page to learn more about our working model.



Our Commitment to Diversity:

Pinterest is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify for support.
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