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Staff Software Engineer, Fullstack

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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.

Pinterest’s Trust & Safety Tools team is hiring a Staff Software Engineer to build tooling that keeps Pinners safe and inspired. Backing up Pinterest’s promise of being a positive corner of the internet, our team is responsible for supporting operations agents, analysts, and other engineers with content safety efforts with internal tools to aid in scaled content moderation.

What you’ll do:

  • Leverage Python, Typescript and MySQL skills to work across the stack
  • Build, maintain and improve web-based tooling that serves thousands of agents and millions of users
  • Optimize agent productivity by improving operational efficiency
  • Define and establish the direction of the content safety tooling roadmap based on the current state of safety and technological advancements
  • Lead key projects, partnering with T&S Operations, Policy, and Product, and other engineering teams across Pinterest
  • Serve on an on-call rotation (roughly 1 week of every 8) to support our tools

What we’re looking for:

  • 8+ years experience with Python, Javascript, and MySQL
  • Experience mentoring more junior engineers
  • Comfortable diving into ambiguous technical problems, working closely with Product, Legal, Policy and Operations teams
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly in writing and verbally to many stakeholders
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Computer Science, or equivalent experience

Relocation Statement:

  • 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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