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PhD University Grad Trust & Safety Platform

 

PhD University Grad Trust & Safety Platform

  • Palo Alto, California, United States
  • San Francisco, California, United States
  • Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Full-time
  • University > Engineering

PLEASE ONLY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION ONCE. Location preferences are specified within the application. Multiple applications may delay our recruitment process.

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 talented backend software engineers to help us build and deliver Pinterest to over 416 million people all over the world. You should be a generalist who's passionate about building large-scale distributed systems that are fast and scalable. We are building the world's first discovery engine, serving up millions of recommendations to an incredibly loyal user base. The team is also building one of the fastest growing online ad platforms, and our success depends on mining rich user interest data that helps us connect users with relevant advertisers. As you kickstart your career at Pinterest, you’ll help us maneuver through growth and exhilarating scale while pinpointing tomorrow’s engineering challenges.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with a crossfunctional team to protect Pinterest’s users from spam and other unsafe content
  • Help design and build the next generation of Trust & Safety technical architecture
  • Work on infrastructure areas like online systems, batch/streaming processing, storage, big data,  caching, spam detection, analytics and engineering efficiency, large-scale distributed systems, performance analysis, and machine learning platform
  • Build scalable and reliable systems that efficiently process data for a quickly growing product
  • Explore new technologies and cutting edge infrastructure designs to optimize, build and serve one of the world’s largest interests graphs

What we’re looking for:

  • PhD in Computer Science or closely related field
  • Experience with distributed systems, large batch processing worflows or machine learning platforms,  is a plus 
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (our team uses Java, C++ and Python, but it’s okay if those aren’t your specialty yet) 
  • Strong developer experience is preferred

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Supporting our Pinners and Pinployees

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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.

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