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Software Engineer, Traffic

 

Software Engineer, Traffic

  • 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

Pinterest’s Traffic team is seeking a software engineer to build and run our large-scale web production network to ensure Pinterest’s site reliability. You’ll design, build, and maintain our Pinner-to-Pinterest and Service-to-Service Traffic management systems and infrastructure that handle billions of page views per month.

What you’ll do

  • Design, implement and deliver software and infrastructure to improve the scalability, availability, and efficiency of traffic management services
  • Implement and integrate next generation protocols like HTTP/3
  • Optimize CDN selection based on availability, performance, and cost
  • Modify HTTP caching configuration to ensure high cache hit rates for Image and Video content globally
  • Influence and create new designs, architectures, standards, and methods for large-scale distributed systems, with a focus on performance
  • Collaborate with the performance team on new product features and performance regressions
  • Perform deep dives into performance of services, partnering with cross-functional software and systems engineers to scale and speed up traffic management platforms and technologies

What we’re looking for:

  • 4+ years experience and/or relevant industry experience preferred
  • Experience with Layer 4 load balancers and Layer 7 routers in high scale environments
  • Proficient in any of Python, Go, C++, Javascript
  • Experience developing and debugging networking protocols (HTTP, SSL, and TCP)
  • Strong knowledge of Linux

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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.

Pinterest is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at accessibility@pinterest.com.

Pinterest will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for positions in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, and other applicable state or local laws.

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