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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.

As a Web Engineer , you will drive initiatives that empower developers to build modern world-class web experiences for our Pinners with high productivity, performance and quality. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about front-end, has a growth mindset and isn’t afraid to give their opinion on how we can improve. You’ll have the opportunity to find creative solutions to thought-provoking problems. Even better, because we covet the kind of courageous thinking that’s required in order for big bets and smart risks to pay off, you’ll be invited to create and drive new initiatives, seeing them from inception through to technical design, implementation, and release.

What you’ll do:

  • Build robust frameworks and features that empower hundreds of developers and support millions of users
  • Enable developers to work more effectively by improving foundational web architecture, builds, CI/CD and testing capabilities
  • Drive changes that improve overall developer experience for all web engineers across Pinterest
  • Identify site-wide challenges; propose, test, and ship solutions
  • Champion and drive large-scale, cross-functional initiatives that improve the Web platform
  • Increase web stability, scalability, performance and accessibility by implementing the best web development standards
  • Mentor team members and participate actively in design and code reviews, team processes and architectural decisions

What we’re looking for:

  • Deep understanding of JavaScript, CSS, DOM, HTTP protocol and how the web works
  • Expertise with technologies such as React, Redux (or other state management solutions)
  • Expertise in building product experiences on Desktop Web and Mobile Web
    • Experience working with API in order to build frontend features
    • Understanding of Web best practices
  • Strong technical skills. Ability to dive into new stacks and codebases to form a deep understanding of our system
  • Understands the importance of and value in creating and executing on best practices as well as keeping up to date with new technologies
  • Track record of delivering large, cross-functional projects across multiple organizations and being a champion of developer experience, performance and quality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to collaborate across teams to make platform improvements, test functionality, and evangelize adoption of platform features
  • Love for Web and drive to keep up-to-date with new technologies, trends and best practices in client architecture

Relocation Statement:

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance and candidates that apply should be based and legally authorized to work in Mexico. 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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