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Backend Engineer, Discovery Measurement

 

Backend Engineer, Discovery Measurement

  • 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.

Recommendation systems at Pinterest help to provide the best tailored experience for the user. Having excellent insights into recommendation systems is paramount to the success of Pinterest. As our team, Discovery Measurements, is responsible for enabling reliable and efficient signals generation to build a more inspiring Pinterest, we are looking for a software engineer to join the team to design and build our next-generation Recommendation Insight platform. This platform will help us analyze, detect and monitor discovery algorithms and their effects on user experiences at scale. You will drive the technical roadmap for this new but highly visible project. 

What you will do:

  • Design and build the brand new Recommendation Insights platform
  • Establish a technical foundation to unlock meaningful insights about Pin and Pinners by building systems and interfaces to analyze comprehensive ML features
  • Drive cross functional collaborations with partner teams such as the Search team to align engineering efforts for high impact technical initiatives
  • Collaborate with engineering and product teams to surface common pain points, develop solutions, and evangelize best practices
  • Mentor other engineers in the team

What we are looking for:

  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • Fluency in one of the following languages: Python, Go, Java or C++
  • Strong engineering background with the ability to design scalable backend systems ground up
  • Ability to analyze and design systems with automation first mentality
  • Experience in designing, analyzing, profiling, and solving issues in large-scale distributed systems is a plus

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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.

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