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Principal Engineer, Machine Learning for Discovery

 

Principal Engineer, Machine Learning for Discovery

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.

The focus of Discovery at Pinterest is the user.  Enabling our users through recommendations and search are core to the product and key use cases.  The Discovery organization enables this functionality through a deep understanding of our content and sophisticated machine learning systems for Personalized Search and Recommendations.  Machine Learning is a cornerstone strategy for achieving this and is integrated into almost every product.

What you’ll do

  • Design and architect machine learning solutions, models and systems that are modular and easily extendible
  • Provide technical vision and strategy based on deep insights to chart the course for machine learning at Pinterest. 
  • Lead product development and solve complex technical challenges. Lead technical efforts while effectively managing stakeholder relationships and balancing priorities. Utilize effective communication skills and a strong ability to collaborate.
  • Lead the team. Be a talent magnet and collaborate with our existing leaders while nurturing our junior ML engineers
  • Be the face and voice for Pinterest ML strategies both internally and externally

Who you are

  • 12+ years of experience in software engineering,  Including at least 8+ years working on machine learning.
  • Expert in machine learning with deep understanding in a specific area such as deep learning, active learning, machine perception or natural language processing.
  • Experience building real-world systems at internet-scale for solving problems in recommendation systems, search, computer vision or content understanding. 
  • Strong passion for research and development with experience in solving hard analytical problems

What experience you’ll bring

  • A compelling and inspiring vision to help shape and define our long term ML technical strategy and roadmap for large complex machine learning initiatives 
  • Strong cross-functional partnerships and proven ability to work across diverse engineering teams supported by product management.  Demonstrated ability to translate business needs into engineering roadmaps while considering technology trade-offs 
  • Thought leadership with publications and patents in machine learning, AI, data science, data analytics, statistics, or related fields
  • Strong influencing skills to build and direct the Pinterest’s ML community, who is passionate about speaking and presenting at various conferences
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • Builder of innovation engineering culture. Mentor and coach junior team members by promoting the best engineering practices.

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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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