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Backend Engineer, Ads Indexing Platform

 

Backend Engineer, Ads Indexing Platform

  • San Francisco, California, United States

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. As a Pinterest employee, 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 users 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 the reliability, performance, and scalability of the Ads indexing  systems. You’ll help us build the world class Ads indexing in-house solutions that will deliver world class performance and scale to 100x our current size. You'll join a small, early-stage team, working on multiple critical functional areas and lay the foundation for Pinterest’s business success. 

What you'll do:

  • Own and innovate the core functional areas of the Ads indexing systems
  • Re-architect core Ads indexing services/components to achieve greater scalability, freshness, performance, efficiency, and reliability
  • Apply distributed systems principles to build next-generation Ads indexing services/components
  • Develop a low latency incremental indexing pipeline to empower various of Pinterest products with the fresh Shopping Catalog data

What we're looking for:

  • 3+ years of industry experience with distributed systems, data infrastructure, and systems programming
  • Experience in solving complex scaling, latency, or performance problems in high-volume distributed systems
  • Proficiency in at least one of the systems languages (Java, C++)
  • Experience in building and owning critical user-facing backend serving systems

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We’re looking for all kinds of people

To build an app that’s used and loved by people all around the world, we need a team with all kinds of different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.

To put it legally: 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. Pinterest policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, 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. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. Pinterest is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of Pinterest and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of Pinterest.

Pinterest is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at accessibility@pinterest.com.

Pinterest will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for positions in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, and other applicable state or local laws.

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