Performance & Capacity Engineer

Pinterest, San Francisco

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Pinterest is seeking a software engineer to join the Infrastructure Engineering team to focus on site-wide performance and capacity projects. You'll partner with AWS, map key workloads to future service offerings, and drive efficiency initiatives to help right-size the largest portions Pinterest’s cloud footprint. Along the way, you'll create innovative tooling and methodologies to help quantify resource needs and utilization for a diverse and ever-expanding landscape of microservices.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and extend vision for improving the efficiency of our cloud footprint while providing the deepest visibility to what is going on for all products; run capacity and performance experiments to determine scaling and utilization parameters for various service tiers.
  • Work with Product, Infrastructure, and Data Engineering teams to find the optimal way to scale the infrastructure.
  • Analyze and debug difficult server performance issues, identify bottlenecks and optimize product/service performance to improve user experience.
  • Work with software developers closely to improve code base performance, reduce resource consumption, and shorten request latency.
  • Write monitoring, reporting, and data-mining tools to do performance and capacity-related tests and analysis.

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience in performance or capacity engineering.
  • Experience in coding and scripting languages such as Go, Java, Python or C++.
  • Analytical, budgeting and planning skills.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Operations Research or related technical field.

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