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Software Engineer, Shopping Content

 

Software Engineer, Shopping Content

  • 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 shopping content team at Pinterest is responsible for developing one of the largest product catalogs in the world containing products from all major retailers across the world. Various shopping experiences at Pinterest e.g. shopping recommendations, shopping search, shop the look, shopping Ads etc. are built on top of this product catalog. The team is responsible for solving unique technical challenges of acquiring and reconciling product catalogs from various sources (feed, crawling, scraping, javascript tags), canonicalizing products and variants, understanding product attributes and product relationships. This role provides unique perspectives on solving large scale system problems, e.g. reconciling different catalog sources, serving 1B+ catalog metadata events at realtime for 350M+ Pinterest users worldwide etc. as well as solving Machine Learning problems like smart scraping of metadata, product attribute and variant understanding, product matching across merchants etc. The team is very well positioned to drive a tremendous impact on Pinner’s shopping experience and grow Pinterest’s revenue significantly through a more accurate, higher quality and larger product catalog.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and own the product catalog for Pinterest
  • Solve technical problems of crawling, scraping, product linking
  • Research and develop machine learning problems to improve accuracy and coverage of the Shopping catalog
  • Drive the roadmap for next generation of product catalog for Pinterest
  • Help drive technical strategy and longer term vision for Shopping catalog at Pinterest
  • Collaborate with partner teams like shopping front end, shopping discovery, shopping ads

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • Expert in programming on Java, C++ or Python
  • Expert in big data technologies like MapReduce/Hadoop/Hive/Presto/Spark
  • Experience with streaming and real-time data serving systems (e.g. Kafka, NoSQL, inverted indexes)
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning particularly ML used in content linking or content understanding

 

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