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Backend Engineer, Shopping Discovery

 

Backend Engineer, Shopping Discovery

San Francisco | California | United States

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. The shopping team is responsible for connecting inspirations to products that Pinners would like to buy. Building a complete and accurate product catalog is foundational for achieving this mission. We need to build backend systems that allow us to ingest, process and serve this data at the awe-inspiring scale of Pinterest for 300M+ monthly users and hundreds of millions of products. 

What you'll do: 

  • Architect and develop systems and data pipelines for ingesting shopping content
  • Build a framework for deploying and monitoring the quality of manually defined templates for parsing web pages
  • Perform in-depth analysis to identify opportunities for growing the Pinterest shopping catalog and improving its accuracy
  • Build systems, tools and processes for measuring the accuracy of different methods for acquiring information about products
  • Develop infrastructure and algorithms for detecting what products are likely to go out of stock or change their price

What we're looking for: 

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience 
  • Experience with backend systems (databases, key value stores, caching, data workflows, distributed queues, logging frameworks)
  • Experience with big data technologies like MapReduce/Hadoop/Hive/Presto/Spark
  • Strong data analysis skills and detail-oriented mindset
  • Working with engineers and product managers to define technical strategy and roadmap
  • Collaboration with cross-functional product and engineering teams to understand requirements and incorporate them in the roadmap
  • Understanding of an object-oriented programming language (Java, Python)
  • Experience with web crawlers and parsing web pages
  • Knowledge of JS/HTML/CSS/XPath and exposure to ML techniques is ideal 

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