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Backend Engineer, Catalogs Infra

 

Backend Engineer, Catalogs Infra

  • San Francisco, California, United States
  • Full-time
  • Monetization

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.

We're looking for a backend engineer to join our Catalogs Infrastructure team. Our mission is to enable all Partners to succeed by helping them upload their best Shopping contents and manage their presence on Pinterest. You will work on a backend engineering team responsible for executing foundational and infrastructural areas of our Shopping Partner Experience products and strategy. The ideal candidate should have experience building mission critical, highly scalable, low latency, and reliable distributed systems, and be driven to become a technical expert in their domain, and have a passion for building, scaling, and operating backend systems.

What you’ll do:

  • Define and execute vision for evolving the infrastructure that forms the foundation for Pinterest Catalogs and Shopping at Pinterest
  • Own and innovate the core functional areas of Catalogs infrastructure including the product ingestion and indexing systems, product retrieval systems, Partner management systems, Shopping campaign management systems, third party integration for Shopping content acquisition, and more
  • Re-architect Catalogs infrastructure services/components to achieve greater scalability, efficiency, performance, reliability, and functionality
  • Design and implement services/components to support new Catalogs products and Shopping business opportunities

What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Extensive experience in building and owning mission critical infrastructure and backend systems, and solving complex design, scaling, latency, or performance problems in high-volume low-latency distributed systems
  • Expertise in service-oriented architecture and data storage systems (MySQL, HBase, Cassandra)
  • Proficiency in at least one of the systems languages (Java, C++, C#)

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