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Backend Engineer, Ads Retrieval Infra


Backend Engineer, Ads Retrieval Infra

Palo Alto | California | United States

Pinterest is one of the fastest growing online advertising platforms and our continued success depends on the performance, scalability and intelligence of Ads retrieval systems. You’ll help us build the next-generation information retrieval infrastructure that will find the most relevant ad content to our pinners in a fraction of second and scale to 10x of our current size. You'll join a small team of talented backend engineers, working on multiple critical functional areas and lay the foundation for Pinterest’s business success. 

What you’ll do:

  • Build high throughput, low latency, industry scale information retrieval system which empowers Pinterest ads business.
  • Leverage state-of-the-art indexing/retrieval & ML technologies to improve the freshness, relevancy and infrastructure efficiency of ads retrieval.
  • Build intelligent tooling and operational framework that can detect system anomalies and provide business insights to 100+ ads engineers and data scientists. 

What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of industry experience with distributed systems, data/search infrastructure, or system programming.
  • Experience in solving complex scaling, latency, or low-level system performance problems in high-volume online serving systems.
  • Proficiency in at least one of the system languages (C++, Golang, Java).


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